Despite what the name suggests, a guestbook is not limited to a book! Putting your own flair on the traditional guestbook is a great way to let your guests leave a special message for you, in a unique and creative way. Plus, you will have something to cherish and display forever.
We’ve collected nine of our fave unique guestbook ideas to inspire you to try something different on your big day.
Perfect for the couple that loves to travel, use a globe as a canvas for your guest’s messages. You can leave the globe as it is or paint it—whatever you prefer!
2. Fingerprint artwork
Let your guests get their hands dirty. Draw up a design that you like—this can be a tree, a wreath, or perhaps a balloon, and then provide inkpads. Your guests then dip their fingers in and stamp their fingerprints onto the canvas and sign their names. Not only is this a ton of fun, it makes a beautiful art piece for you to hang and enjoy!
3. Jenga set
Buy enough Jenga blocks to account for each of your guests and ask them to write a message on one. You can ask them to write down their fave memories of you or advice for you—anything you like!
4. Polaroid pictures
This is a nice spin on the traditional guest book. Instead of simply asking them to sign, provide some Polaroid cameras and film to let your guests photograph each other. Once they have their photos, they can stick these into a book and write their message next to them.
Music buffs, look no further! You can pick up some cheap old records from your local vintage store and provide some metallic markers for you guests to write with. These will look great hanging in your office at home.
6. Wooden bench
If you’re having a backyard wedding, why not make a permanent guestbook display? A park bench is perfect and leaves your guests plenty of room for message writing. Image via Rustic Wedding Chic
If you’re a beachy couple, this one will be right up your alley. Lay out an old surfboard and permanent marker, then ask your guests to leave a message on the board.
We love this idea! Leave out a blank book and ask your guests to contribute their favourite recipe. Your loved ones will love leaving recipes for you to enjoy as a new couple.
Wine bottles make for a great guestbook. After the wedding day, store the bottles away in a cellar and keep them stored so you can open them on a milestone wedding anniversary!
10. Acrylic Advice Box
An acrylic advice box invites guests to leave their ‘Words of Wisdom’ for the bride and groom on acrylic note cards. The box doubles as a lovely keepsake box for the couple to remember long after their wedding day!
Images via Sketch and Etch