(Closed) Show Us Your Non-Traditional Guest Book

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Well we did a guestbook photo frame. Not so uncommon anymore though….

Post # 4
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We are having all of our guests sign a matte finish guitar.  We are going to take it to be glazed over after the wedding so all of the signatures will stay put. =)

Post # 5
4193 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

We had these cards on the tables, with buckets of colored pencils, crayons and pens. I’m going to put these in a scrapbook of sorts with our wedding cards, 

We had some really creative, funny answers- loved it!

Post # 6
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We did a photo guestbook.  I had the idea when thinking about how I wished we could have afforded a photobooth. 

Basically, we bought a cheap $29 digital camera from Target, made a pretty backdrop, painted a couple of chalkboards for the guests to write their message on, and wrote the instructions on a larger chalkboard.  I’d say about 60% of our guests used it, but I’d think that is pretty typical of any form of guestbook.

Here’s my mom’s entry, from the end of the night ๐Ÿ™‚  I love it!

Post # 8
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We are doing the photo matte too, I just liked the idea of being able to display it vs packing a book away and never looking at it again.

Post # 9
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

We also did the photo for people to sign.

At the wedding:


In our home now:


Post # 10
583 posts
Busy bee

I don’t have a pic right this second of ours, but we had guests sign large river rocks with gold and silver sharpie paint pens.  I LOVED it!  Our guests were so silly and fun and creative with their rocks!  We had some with sweet messages, some with just names, others were totally wacky: apparently “Mike Tyson” attended our wedding.  I’m so excited about it because I can display our guest book in a bajillion different ways, or even all around the house.

Post # 11
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We will be doing something similar to this


Post # 12
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am doing some woodworking and making a Bench to sit at the foot of our bed after the wedding! I stole the idea from a bride on the ana white website, it will look great and go perfect with our rustic beach wedding. Also im making ours adark walnut staingrade to go with the rest of our bedroom furniture and will put the monogram on using a stencil with silver paint and the guest will use silver/ gold sharpie paint pens to sign it!http://ana-white.com/2011/03/rustic-bench-wedding-guestbook

Post # 13
1487 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is before people signed it, but Darling Husband painted the tree, and we did the leaves together.  It’s now hanging on the wall right by the front door!

Post # 14
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I went to the store and got some unlined 4×6 notecards, some rubber stamps from the hobbies section, and some paint in blue and green (my colors). Then i took the stamps and used them on the cormers of the cards so there would plenty of room to write a message. There was a wicker basket for the used cards on the table. 

I had the table in front of the main door with a chalk board I made sitting on a stand. The chalkboard had directions and a thank you written on it, and I also had e-pics on the table. I didn’t get a pic of it :(, even though it was really cute. These are my cards. 

I have them put in this little frame I got at my shower. It’s sitting on our coffee table. 

Post # 15
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

We did a finger print tree… it’s hanging in our kitchen now.

Post # 16
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

Hasn’t happened yet, but we bought a vintage typewriter in our colors and will set it up with an “inbox” and “outbox” for people to leave us notes. We’re planning on storing everything in a binder/scrapbook along with our wedding cards and such, so we’ll always have a keepsake we can look at.

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