Sure the standard guestbook you can purchase at a variety of wedding stores are pretty, match your theme and colours and do the job, but what exactly are you to do with it after?
Does it sit on your coffee table for people to look at when they come over?
Does it hang on your wall for you to view every day?
Can it sit on your mantle as part of your home decor?
Probably not… Chances are, you purchase it for your wedding, guests sign it on the day of giving their well wishes, and it’s stored in a box for “later viewing” by the bride and groom. Some couples might not even open the guestbook once to read it!
This blog will give you some creative, unique and decorative ideas for wedding guestbooks that you can later display in your home as part of your decor!
These are some of my favourite:
- River Rocks are a great idea for guests to sign.
Collect rocks from your favourite beach or river near your home or they can be purchased from craft stores. Guests can write on them with permanent markers. Buy a pretty and unique shaped vase for them to go into and showcase them on your fireplace, in your backyard or somewhere in your house. These well wishes from your guests will warm your home and also add to your decor!
Blank Puzzle Pieces
Blank puzzle pieces can be purchased from a craft store near you. Spread them out on the receiving line tables for your guests to sign with permanent markers. Use black markers or 1 colour that matches your wedding for a consistant look. Or else use a few colours that compliment each other for a fun look!
Giant letters in either your shared last initial or both of your first initials can also be puchased from a craft store or a home design store. Have your guests sign these with markers, hang them in the entrance of your home for everyone to see when they come to visit!
If you, or someone in your family is crafty enough, have them make a quilt out of either new fabric or old pieces of fabric from your childhood (old clothes, blankets etc). Have the guests sign this on the wedding. If you will be using this as a blanket, make sure you have proper markers that won’t wash out. If it will hang on a wall as a decorative piece, permanent marker will do just fine!
Maybe the bride and groom-to-be are avid Tweeter’s and love technology, this is a cute way to showcase your guestbook. Have tags made or puchased with corresponding ribbon that match the wedding. Tweet the Newlyweds!
If you are having a winter or Christmas themed wedding – why not have guests sign ceramic Christmas ornaments you can later hang on your tree? Use gold or silver markers!
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I hope you take some of these ideas and use them for your own weddings! Make your wedding as creative as possible!
Thanks for reading!
*please note, none of these photos belong to me. They were found on pinterest.com and are from various blogs.