(Closed) Guestbook Alternatives

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
598 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m planning on using a large calander and having people sign on thier birthday…I don’t want a traditional guest book, something that will just gather dust.  This will be both unique and functional.

Post # 4
14481 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We still had a book, but I did a photobook story of our relationship and left a lot of white space for people to sign around the pictures.  It was cute how people gravitated toward the pictures that were related to them to sign. 

Post # 7
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We did handkerchiefs that will eventually be made into a quilt.  We had a really small wedding but almost everyone signed one.  We had it right beside the cake and my brother announced during his toast that we would like people to please sign them when they had a minute. 

Post # 11
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Seems like two really good ideas! I want to do a book of photos, either from a fauxto booth or a real one… nothing like seeing people’s faces wishing you well!

Post # 12
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You could have people sign small, smooth rocks with a little message and put them in a decorate vase/bottle. Get quilting squares and fabric pens and have people sign those then have a G-ma or other talented sewer put it all together for you as a wedding present. But a wooden bench and have people sign that (if you have place at your home for it. I’d like to do this but I live in a 660 sqft apt) Have people take a polaroid of themselves or designate a “photographer” (good friend not in the wedding party perhaps) to do it as people come in and write a message on there then put them all in your wedding album or a separete album. This will also ensure that you get to really remember everyone (or just about!) who came that day 🙂

Post # 13
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I made a card box for regular cards, but we are also providing little pieces of paper and pens for guests to write messages, advice or prayers to put in to the box. I didn’t really want to do a whole book because 90% probably wouldn’t end up being filled anyway, which seems wasteful. Also, the cards feel a bit more personal since they go right in to the box and will only be read by us. I’m hoping that because it feels more private people will share more meaningful advice or stories. I feel like people always just write a generic “congrats” in guestbooks.

Post # 14
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I saw this idea a while ago and i LOVE it! i wish i would have found it before my wedding


Post # 15
96 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@DeathByDesign: I like it! I would like to add something like this to my guest book idea that I have already.

Post # 16
341 posts
Helper bee

Here’s ours! They sign the butterflies and we’ll put them on a board after. Fiance wants to frame it with glass covering it and hang it over the couch (I don’t know about that but I’m glad he’s taking an interest in it atleast).


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