Searching for a quirky way to record all your wedding memories and good luck messages? Look no further! Here are five fabulous alternatives to the traditional guest book…
We love this fun puzzle idea. Your guests write a message on the back of the wooden jigsaw pieces and then you fit them together after the big day and create a wonderful, original work of art to display long after the big day. Just make sure you ask guests to write their messages before the drinks start flowing!
Let your guests design an original work of art for you to treasure and admire in your home for years to come with the Celebration Tree! Your friends and family simply ‘leaf’ their fingerprint onto a chosen branch. They can sign the leaf if you wish but Celebration Tree also offer a self-adhesive signature plate that you can stick to the back of the frame picture if you wish.
Your names, wedding date and venue can also be added in a font of your choice if you wish. You can then choose three ink colours to match in with your wedding theme or simply natural greens or the bright multi-colour wheel. Celebration Tree offer A4 (up to 60 guests), A3 (up to 150 guests) and A2 options (200 + guests) on beautiful pale ivory artist paper and they can supply the frames as mounts as a complete wedding gift package, along with instruction card and tips for the day.
Your guests type a message on the long scroll of paper set up on the old vintage typewriter. Hear the clonking of the keys and again another fun interactive way to engage with your guests. Great nostalgic idea and will make a wonderful table piece. If you can’t borrow – or you don’t want to buy – a vintage typewriter just for one day, how about hiring one?
Wishing well cards
These wishing well cards are a fun alternative to traditional wedding guest books. The pretty bird designs work especially well if you’re planning a outdoor or nature-inspired celebration. Your guests simply write their good luck messages, or their advice for the future, and then mail them into a beautiful birdcage. There are lots of colour options available, too, so you can easily find the one that works well with your theme.
This idea is oh so romantic! Ask your guests to sign their love on a wooden heart keepsake that you can keep in your treasure chest to look over on your anniversary. You could even make these wooden hearts your inspiration for your whole wedding theme, and offer heart favours and incorporate a heart onto your thank you cards.
These five cool guest book alternatives are also great entertainment for your guests. For more ways to keep your friends and family happy, check out our Planning section now!