(Closed) Alternative guest book ideas

posted 7 years ago in Themes
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper

There are countless options. What would be meaningful to you? Would you want to display it in your home somehow? What is the theme you are going for?  We have a travel theme, we travel a lot, our friends and family travel a lot. We will have a map for people to sign that will be displayed in our home

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

We’re looking into this too. One idea I loved was signing on a globe so guests can suggest travel ideas. Another idea that’s popular here is signing a white paper that you can frame, sometimes with a wedding photo in the middle. I like the idea of having guests sign something that is incorporated into the home, rather than a book that’s tucked away.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Just remembered, a friend of mine had everyone sign a ceramic vase with special ink, which they then baked (I think?) to seal the ink. They had a small wedding (20-30 people) and it probably wouldn’t work with say 100 guests, but I thought it was a lovely idea.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Our wedding is at a vineyard, so we’re thinking of haivng everyone sign a wine bottle (maybe the wine bottles we’re going to use to hold the table numbers) which we will then display in a wine rack in our bar area at our house.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper

A friend had a rustic barn fall wedding. They did a thumb print tree

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

We enlarged an engagement photo (16 X 20) and had people sign it with metallic pens. It’s currently framed and on display in our living room. We had a little over 100 people at our wedding and it worked out wonderfully. I would go with something you can display later on and that is meaningful to you and your Fiance. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

We’re using an old guitar of ours we used to death in 2005 🙂

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

We play board games all the time so we wanted to incorporate that into our wedding without completely nerding out. We used two Jenga sets and had our guests sign the pieces and leave bits of advice. We’ve peeked at some of them, but we plan on playing a full game on our first anniversary with our cake topper and a bottle of wine we were given for the occassion! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I don’t have pics, but for our guest book, we are having guests highlight their favorite verse in a big Bible we got and sign in the margins and on some blank pages in the beginning and end.

My dad also built 66 benches for the wedding and gifted us two, so we are using one of them as another guest book and having guests sign it in silver sharpie!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

we did a photo guestbook using our engagement pics.

we also had a photobooth, so we sort of have another guestbook made up of everyone’s fun photos and messages.

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