If you’re looking for something a little quirkier than the traditional guestbook, then take a look at these fab alternative guestbook ideas!
If you and your new hubby want a practical guestbook that you can display in your home, then having your guests sign a piece of furniture is ideal! Wooden tables work very well for this, as do benches. Another fun idea is to have them sign plates, which you can then have glazed after the day so that they’re both pretty AND practical.
Do away with the written word and have guests leave you video messages on the big day! You can either hire a professional video booth for the purpose, or simply have an iPad set up on a tripod in a quiet corner. This is a great way to capture the feel and fun of your big day, and will make great watching on your anniversary!
One of our favourite trends in recent years is the wedding wishing tree! All you need is a tree, or cluster of bare branches in a large vase, and a set of tags for people to write their messages on and hang from the branches. This can be as impressive or simple as you like, and you can use everything from live trees to miniature centrepieces. We especially love the idea of doing this at Christmas and having your guests decorate the tree with their well wishes!
This is a sweet way to incorporate your guestbook into a fun pasttime too! Some of our favourite ideas include a Jenga guestbook, in which you have your guests write down their messages on the blocks – then when you play it, you can read the messages aloud as you draw the pieces. Another idea is to have a custom puzzle made featuring a pictute of you and your h2b, and then have your guests sign the back of a piece each.
Message in a bottle
It’s always memorable to get your wedding guestbook out on your anniversary, but this quirky DIY option is a great way to spread your messages out over the years! Have your guests leave messages and advice for a happy marriage in five labelled bottles, and then you and your new husband can open a new one each year together.
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