July 31, 2012
One-of-a-Kind Guest Book Ideas
Posted by Rosie Purdy
When it comes to capturing guests' best wishes, we're seeing more and more couples think outside the box and ditch the traditional notebook and pen in favor of more creative inventions. We love how these real couples used their guest books as a way to showcase their passions, from music sheets for the musician couple to a large painting for the art aficionados. Not only is it more engaging for guests, but the result is a sure-to-be-cherished keepsake. Take a look below, or visit our Pinterest page for more unique guest book ideas.
1 In lieu of signing a guest book, partygoers circled their names in a giant word search made by the bride's brother and mounted on an easel.
2 A guest book of sheet music perched on an antique music stand is a nod to the grooms' careers.
3 A poster featuring the couple's names, wedding date, and a bicycle built for two served as their guest book. Guests were encouraged to create "balloons" with their inked-up thumbs.
4 Instead of an album-style tome, have a custom puzzle made with your names and/or wedding date. Place the pieces in a glass bowl at your reception, along with a sign asking friends to autograph the unfinished backs. When the party is over, put them together and read the good wishes.
5 A chalkboard sign encourages guests to write a note, or "recipe for a good marriage" to the couple.
6 This vintage typewriter was displayed so guests could type messages to the couple.
7 This guest book table, set out in the wide-open field where the ceremony took place, was decorated with an antique silver candelabra and a flower-filled urn.
8 In honor of this couple’s shared love of painting, they erected a canvas and propped it with paints, brushes, and aprons so attendees could leave their mark. The finished masterpiece later joined the couple's art collection.
9 A large hurricane vase is displayed with stacks of rubber-stamped cards for guests to write on. Stones from a nearby beach weigh down the cards.
10 "Audubon's Birds of America: The Audubon Society Baby Elephant Folio" doubled as this nature-loving couple's guest book.
11 Friends and family autographed a teal guitar with a silver marker. It now hangs in the groom's office.
12 For this real wedding, guests were asked to write on squares of linen, which were later sewn into a keepsake quilt for the couple.
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