Unique Guestbook Alternatives

With all the other things to think about in the run up to the big day, it’s understandable that many couples may spend little time thinking about their guestbook. However, long after the wedding day is over, newlyweds will appreciate having a memento of the people that made their day so special.

Instead of having your guests sign a traditional guestbook that will likely get lost on a bookshelf, we’ve come up with a list of pretty, personalized and purposeful options that you’ll want to have and to hold forever.

Join the jet set

A globe guestbook is a unique option that reflects your love of travel and your new journey together as a married couple.  Your guests can decorate the globe with heartfelt messages and wishes for you on your journey as a newly-married couple!  This creative guestbook alternative is a great option for avid travelers. You can also paint the globe in a color that matches your homes color scheme, so you can showcase this special piece of décor for many years to come.

Puzzle piece of my heart

Now that you’ve found your missing piece, it’s time to start another puzzle!  When your guests arrive at your reception, have them sign their name and message on a plain puzzle piece and place their piece in a jar. Once you’re back at home, you’ll have fun putting your personalized puzzle pieces together while reading your guests’ messages. Afterwards, you can frame your masterpiece or jumble the pieces to put them together again later.

Smile for the camera

Czerysh and Psalm’s Real Wedding, photographed by Photography By Elvira

All you need for this interactive guestbook is a polaroid camera, a marker and camera-ready friends and family! This interactive photo station is a fun way for guests to spice up their messages. You can customize your photo station with photo props and guests can add captions to the bottom of their photo. You can show off the photos by asking your guests to pin the prints along a clothes line to or compile them into a photo album keepsake!

Be my inspiration

Inspiration jars encourage your guests to get creative in their congratulations.  You can offer color coded slips with different categories; for example, your happily married friends might want to jot down their words of wisdom, avid-adventurers can include their bucket-list musts for you to try and your nearest and dearest can share their favorite memories of the two of you! Your guests can even help you avoid the dreaded question of “What should we do tonight?” with clever date night ideas!

Not only will your guests have fun writing their messages, you and your partner will love opening the surprise notes to see what they wrote!

In your shadow

Vickie and Daniel’s Real Wedding, photographed by Cristina Gisselle Gonzalez Flores

Shadow boxes are an easy – and artistic – way to display your guests’ well wishes! Your guests can sign or decorate a token and then drop it into the shadow box covered with clear glass. By the end of the evening, your shadow box will be filled with a mixture of fun messages!

The best part about this guestbook alternative is you can completely customize it to suit your style, by using colorful or wooden tokens and frames in various shapes, to ensure it looks beautiful hanging in your home.