(Closed) What are you using for a guestbook?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 16
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Carondelet House

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HonoraryNerd:  We are doing that, too! It came out really cute.

Post # 17
131 posts
Blushing bee

If you’re bookish, I’ve seen guest books where guests were invited to leave inscriptions in a pile of old books bought to be included in the couple’s library – it was a lovely idea. 

I love books, but I love them to the point that marginalia often puts me off so we’re thinking of doing Jenga pieces. We’re boardgamers, it’s something we’d use and it won’t take up valuable wall or shelf space in the house ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 18
32 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

We’re using a guest book from our vintage photobooth ๐Ÿ™‚ Guests can take fun photos and keep a copy for themselves, the other gets stuck in the book with well wishes ๐Ÿ™‚ I wanted to do a framed picture, but hubby to be didn’t want to lol x

Post # 20
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

One wedding I went to, they had a Polaroid camera and some props for you to take a photo, add it to their book (I think they used tape, but I don’t remember) and write a message.  It was super cute and fun.  I’ve also seen this done with a photo booth, but liked the Polaroid better.

Other things I’m thinking about are having a piece of art done that the guests can sign, like this one I saw on Pinterest:

I know I want to include a wedding map in our invites, and I think it might be cute to have everyone sign a photo mat and frame a large version of the map with the photo mat.  Like these, except I wouldn’t have anything pre-printed on the mat since it would already be on our map:

The other thing I’ve been thinking of is, since we live in Kentucky, to have a bourbon barrel head for a guest book.  Although, Fiance isn’t a bourbon fan, so it would be neat, but not really represent both of us.


Post # 21
180 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - City Winery New York, NY

We love wine and are getting married at a winery, so we are having guests sign wine bottles. We will pick wine that can age well, then open each one on the assigned anniversary. Guests choose which anniversary bottle to sign. I like it because I feel like it will bring back great memories of the day AND it won’t take up too much space in our tiny Manhattan apartment. 

Post # 22
4539 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did bottles of wine (well, 3 wine and one champagne) and our guests signed the bottles. We plan to drink them on our 1, 5, 10, 20 year anniversaries. I don’t have a picture because WeddingBee decided to not allow us into our picture galleries ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 23
182 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014


NickysGirl14:  We only got one.  But we are only expecting 60 guests.  So I think the white space will be perfect amount of space for everyone to write a little something.  How many guests are you expecting?  

Post # 24
7414 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I made us a poster with our initials and our wedding date and people can sign around it.  I was going to do one of the tree or heart ones but I want people to have space to write a message if they want to.

Post # 25
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

One thought was a painting off etsy where guests sign on it. We too had really liked the idea of displaying our guest book in our home. 

The other idea is to pick up a frame and place a picture from one of our special spots in it. The guests can sign that and having a gorgeous picture from where we met would be really sentimental. 

Post # 26
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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Jw1724:  We are using a large wooden S (our last name), spray painting it black, and having guests sign it in metallic sharpies. We plan to hang it in our home after the wedding.

Post # 27
723 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

My DH LOVES his vinyl, so we chose 5 records of different genres and people picked their favorite and signed them in silver/gold marker.  We’re going to frame them.  Records to choose from? Def Leppard, Mr. Rogers, the Beatles, REM, and Pet Shop Boys, lol!

Post # 29
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

We are doing a photo booth scrapbook for our guest book. It’s actually a photo wall that can have a lot of people. I can’t wait!

They print out 2 copies of a 4×6 collage of pics that has our names and date on the bottom of the collage. 1 goes in the scrapbook for them to sign and the other they get to keep, I even bought 4×6 frames for everyone to put them in as one of the favors. 

(a book like this but with the collage type from below)

Post # 30
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

we’re having a Destination Wedding at a resort in Punta Cana so we’re having an antique map of the Dominican Republic for guests to sign. That way we’ll have a memento of the place we got married that can be framed.

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