(Closed) unique guest book ideas

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Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We’re doing wish bowls on all the tables so guests write well-wishes and sign their names during the reception. Then we’ll put them in a scrapbook or photo album afterwards.

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I also am doing a photobook with our engagement pictures. I will leave blank spaces and also include all different quotes from poems and songs within the photobook, too. I’m using blurb.com to create these.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Outdoor ceremony, banquet hall reception

We’re doing a Quaker Marriage Certificate, which has your vows written on it, and you and your fiance sign it, as well as everyone at the wedding. Basically, by signing their name, the guests are pledging to lovingly support you and your husband in your marriage.

Besides being a really great reminder of your wedding, it’s also a beautiful piece of art! 🙂

Post # 20
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Newbee

My wedding is in Vegas so I am giving my guests a pre stamped – pre addressed post card to us so all they have to do is write something and pop it in the mail.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I made a scrapbook of our engagement pics, leaving room on each page for people to write messages in. We are also blocking pages for the wedding pics too.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are doing a polaroid guest book. Where you let them take pictures of them selves put it in the guest book and write advice/wishes/whatever

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

For our guest book we decided to have 5 wine bottles (labeled 1-5) and silver sharpies for the guests to write on the bottles (I saw this on one of the knottie bios of the week).  We had a little sign letting guests know we would open a bottle to celebrate our first five wedding annivesaries.  My Maid/Matron of Honor gifted us our bottles and ended up getting us Dom Perignon (not wine like we planned, but I love champagne!) which comes in nice black boxes.  I am really looking forward to reading the messages on our annivesaries 🙂

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

wow- there’s some amazing ideas on here! I love the baseball bat idea and the anniversary wine.

We did a blurb.com photo book, I included pictures from our entire relationship- organized.  Also included fun old email exchanges and made fiance and I write down a few memories.

We had our guests just write all over it- over photos in margins and on signature pages.  Turned out really cute.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

These ideas are all great! I think I’m going to make up a list and ask my Fiance what he thinks. I want us to have a memento we’ll both enjoy!

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

We are having a kind of whimsical theme inspired by some cool seussean flowers I saw at another wedding years ago. I am really hesitant to take that theme to far, it could easily get to joke level, but the areas we’re using it are flowers, cake, and guest book. In practice its a traditional guest book but I am making it out of an old Dr Seusse book by cutting out and inserting some pages and integrating the pictures and even some of the words. I did this for a photography project in highschool with an old textbook and it turned out awesome.

I loved giglet’s postcard idea too!

Post # 27
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’re ordering a large coffee table book in a topic that means a lot to us. Maybe architecture or a book about the Old South since we spend a fair amount of time in Savannah. We’re going to have our guests sign in the margins of our book!

Post # 28
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We were also thinking coffee table book of the Tahoe area (since that’s where we’re getting married), or a pair of old wooden skis for people to sign that we could then mount on the wall in our home.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I planned on having the guests sign a plain blank white card with their well wishes on it- then pair it with the pictures we would take of them at the wedding, then scan them both into my computer and put it in my blurb wedding picture book.

But, now I’m thinking I may do the same thing but with postcards instead- and even better if they mail them there. I love postage marks, don’t ask me why

Post # 30
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Newbee

My Fiance and I are doing the quilt guestbook however, instead of having our guests sign patches at the reception we are including pre-cut swatches with our invitations.  This way people can be more creative in decorating their pieces i.e iron on pictures, embroidery, ect…  I feel we will have a much more unique and personalized guestbook if we allow people more time to work on their patches and then we will just have a drop off box at the reception where they can turn in their pieces.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee

We are having a photobooth (cheesyphotobooths.com) that print 4×6 pictures in doubles.  They will keep one picture and put the other in a book with black pages.  We will have metallic pens for people to write next to their pictures.

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