Post # 1
So my wedding is 17 days away, and I am just realizing that I do not have a guest book! This detail completely slipped my mind. It is too late to order the customized ones from Etsy.
Did any of you buy your guest book from a store, or from a website with fast shipping? If so, can you share where please. On the other hand, did any of you skip the guest book?
Post # 2
Were not skipping it but not doing a book. We made a jumbo jenga set that will be our guest book. We like backyard games so it makes sense for us. We will use it over and over!
Post # 3
We just bought one on Amazon. It’s a detail not worth spending a lot of time on, IMO. You could also pick one up from a party supply store or probably even a Hallmark store.
Post # 4
I’m using a photo album as a guest book for mine. I found a very reasonably priced one at the thrift store. It’s the kind that has lines to write on beside the photo spaces. We’re going to get everyone to take a photo on the instant camera and add it to the book which they can sign beside.
Post # 5
We used a monopoly board instead of a guest book… it worked really well and we plan on displaying it when we get a house. Its DH’s favourite game and he collects them.
It was that or a scrabble board- which is how we sent Save-The-Date Cards and wrote signs for across our venue.
I did consider a traditional book, but preferred something we could display later rather than just put on a shelf.
Post # 6
They them at craft stores for pretty cheap. I’d pick one of those up.
Post # 7
We had two guest books- a large, nice Bible and a wooden bench. We have the Bible on display in our office and the bench is in our living room. You could consider using something other than a typical guest book- in my opinion, the guest book will end up on a shelf somewhere and won’t be looked at often but something more unique could be a frequently used/admired item. For our rehearsal dinner we also had a large platter with our names, wedding dates, and a painting on the front of “us” that guests wrote messages on and that is on display in our home as well. I can’t remember where we got that made, but I know it only took about a week.
Post # 8
We didn’t think we would ever look at a traditional guestbook, so instead of letting that collect dust, we’re doing a guestbook scavenger hunt. The plan is to print cards asking our guests to take the photos listed and share them with our hashtag and their well wishes.
Post # 9
We did one of those frames where people can sign (got it from bed bath and beyond). we put a wedding pic in the center and hung it in our living room. i love looking at it!
Post # 10
One of my friends used a guitar and it now hangs in their living room. We are doing records and will have metalic pens from the craft store for people to write with, then we will frame them after the wedding. I like ones that are different.
Post # 11
We did a signed framed photo. We have it up on our wall now. It’s fun to read what different people wrote every once in a while. Here’s the link:
Post # 12
My SIL bought a huge wooded letter from Joann’s and had people sign with a sharpie. She actually set two out, but one would have been fine, since not everyone will sign (only about 1/3 of guests signed mine). She painted hers first, but the letters are white, so you don’t have too (the have brown paper mache ones too).
Post # 13
I did the same idea as PP. I got a large letter (the letter of our last name) and sanded/stained it. I will have a pen for people to sign it. In the end, I plan on putting it out as a decoration 🙂
Post # 14
We are planning to do an Instax (mini polaroid camera) pic guest book.
Post # 15
I didn’t really want to do a guest book, as I just don’t see the point of them – I’ve looked at the guest book from my 21st and our engagement party once; they’re now chucked in with some photo albums in our study. My Fiance really wanted to do a guest book though so I told him we could compromise by doing something a little untraditional. We’ve ordered a box engraved with our initials and wedding date that were going to place a bottle of scotch into. We’re then going to invite our guests to write us notes that will be sealed into the box with the scotch and we’ll open it on our 5th anniversary (or 10th, we haven’t decided yet lol).