(Closed) Guest Book Ideas

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2680 posts
Sugar bee

We did a photobooth that printed out double pics on a 4×6 of the 4 pictures with a custom banner on the bottom.  One was for the guests to keep, the other was to put in the guestbook (all black pages) and sign with metallic pens next to their picture.  It was a huge hit!

Post # 4
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I might have posted this once before, but we saw this in a friend’s house (we became friends after they were married) and LOVED it. We asked them where they got it from, and here is the website. It’s called The Blessing Tree:


It was fantastic. We put it at the door of our reception hall for people to sign, and we now have it hanging in our living room. People love to come over and find where they signed their names in the leaves of the tree. It was one of the best things we did. It comes with a frame and glass and everything.

Post # 5
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re using a poster of my fiance’s favorite sports team for our guest book. We got the poster signed by the football and basketball coach. It’ll be the only sports thing I will ever frame in my life! 🙂

Post # 6
1356 posts
Bumble bee

I am trying to figure out the guest book thing, but I have seen some cute ideas:

Everyone sign a quilt square and later make it into a quilt.

Everyone sign a platter or plate with your monogram on it.

Everyone sign a large photo mat for your wedding photo.

Etc etc.

Post # 7
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We are doing a vase that each guest can sign.  My Mom is making it.  

She is also putting together fresh flowers to display in it. 

Post # 8
405 posts
Helper bee

We ordered a print from IndigoNight.com of "Night Sky Over ThorpeWood" on our wedding date. We’ll have our guests sign it and then hang it in our house. We have 2 of these posters displayed already so we’re displaying them at the reception so people can see the tradition we have. 🙂 It’s unique and fun and the prints are GORGEOUS!

Post # 9
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Get postcards from the town you are getting married in and punch holes in them(1-3), then place a silver ring in each hole and wah-la! People sign the backs. 

Post # 10
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I have two ideas:

1. Get a deconstructed guest book. On the guest book table I’ll have all the pages, markers, stickers, glitter pens, etc.  Encourage people to draw a picture.  Maybe I"ll give them direction on what to draw a picture of…whatever it is, it will be something conceptual and vague and open to interpretation (love, me and FI’s relationship, etc).  Then I’ll collect them all and create a book interspersing it with pictures we get from our DIY photobooth.

2. Instead of drawing, I will ask them to answer some questions (like, "what advice would you give a newly married couple?", "when did you meet us?"  "Where do you see us in 10 years?").  I will give room for people to be kind of silly with this.  Again, I’ll create a book interspersing the photobooth photos.

I am also asking people to bring a recipe, in lieu of a gift for us.  So, if people actually do this, the recipes will be added to the guest book too.  I’m going to treat it like a scrapbook.  Oh yeah, I’m also putting out index cards on the tables so that people can write haikus (I stole this from someone on this board…thanks to whoever it was that had this idea!)

 Or, I’ll do a mixture of both ideas.   My Fiance thinks we are asking a lot of the guests, but none of it is required.  I know some people will not be interested in doing any of these things, but other people will really dig it.  My dad has already written 3 haikus…and the wedding is 2 months away!

I feel like one of the most important things that come out of a wedding (besides y’know, marrying the person you love) is memories.  So I really hope people will play along!!


Post # 11
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re ordering an Adesso album guest book. I am soooo excited about it! Our photographer is going to take photos of our guests to put in the book and there is plenty to space for our loved ones to leave us a message. I think this is a fabulous idea. I’ve been drooling over this book for months now. I can’t wait to order it!




Post # 12
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We are asking people to bring a recipe on a 3×5 card so we have a new collection to start our new life together. I’ve always thought recipes are really personal and a wonderful thing to share–and it is something we will actually use and get to enjoy all the time!

Post # 13
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I am probably doing notecards or something like that so they can individually write notes… unless my parents decide the splurge on the photobooth is worth it (they love that idea)!

ps @leenmachine tell me it’s a Clemson poster (Dabo + OP)! Yeahhh go tigers!

Post # 14
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

we are going to find a FANTASTIC cookbook and have the guests choose where to sign and write a message. (have to make sure there’s enough margin room for messages!)  that way, it won’t just sit, unread for our entire marriage.  we’ll keep going back to it as we go back to the recipes!

we’re huge foodies.  can you tell with our invites?!

My Gocco DIY Invites & STD!!


Post # 15
24 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

What my friend did (and my fiance wants to copy her on) is making a photo scrapbook of the engagement pictures and leaving space for guests to sign like a yearbook. She had some people sign it at the rehearsal dinner so that others would know they could do a message when it was out at the reception.

Post # 16
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We did a Quaker Marriage Certificate that doubled as a guest book.

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