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Thinking Outside the Guest Book

February 5, 2015

We’re always looking ways to add a creative twist to traditional wedding customs, and these alternative guest book ideas are the perfect example! We love that couples are now showcasing their personal style in everything from the rings, to decor, to their vows. We’ve gathered a few guestbook ideas that break the mold and let your guests have some fun!

One of our favorites is this couple’s personalized rocking chairs! Find a pair of one-of-a-kind rockers and let your guests sign their name or a quick note. The two of you will cherish these for years to come as you sit on the porch and look back on all the friends and family members who made your day so special!


Don’t be afraid to incorporate your wedding theme into as many aspects of your wedding as you’d like. If you’re planning a nautical affair, why not collect a pair of vintage oars for your guests to sign? These would double as fantastic home décor (hanging over the mantel?), and a sweet reminder of the love you felt on your wedding day.


If your wedding doesn’t have a theme, use the seasons as inspiration! This faux mini tree is a cute way to display guest-signed paper leaves. Not only is this a fun alternative to a guestbook, it looks great displayed at the reception!


Photobooths are always a fun addition to a reception, but we love that couples have taken them a step further allowing guests to put their printed photos in a scrapbook with a note, or record a short video for the couple to watch later. The more props the better!


Find a way to tie in something you’re both passionate about. Perhaps you’re avid movie fans? Create an admission box and have guest sign their “tickets stubs” on their way into the reception. Or maybe the two of you met during your first year of medical residency? Let your guests “prescribe” the key to a perfect marriage!

Photography by Coty Jones Photography

Photography by Coty Jones Photography


Show your pride with a silhouette or vintage map of where you’re tying the knot. Set up an easel and some pens for your guests to sign their name or mark where they’ve traveled from for the wedding!

Photography by Coty Jones Photography

Photography by Coty Jones Photography


In a Quaker ceremony, each guest signs a document as a witness to the couple’s marriage. It then is hung in a special place in the home as a reminder of their declaration to each other. Find a local artist or calligrapher to embellish the certificate so that it’s a gorgeous symbol of your marriage.

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