Michaila
Dedicated November 2020

Creative Guest Book Ideas

Michaila, on June 19, 2019 at 10:59 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 3 62
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I'd love to hear your ideas for a creative guest book alternative we could do at our wedding. We don't have any art, so we'd love to have something from our big day to hang on our wall to remind us of everyone who came.

I know you can get those ones where you drop the little wooden hearts in or do the lovebirds in a tree or whatever, but I wonder if I can pick your brains for more ideas. We both love books (I'm a librarian) and our wedding is literature themed (he proposed Lord of the Rings style so...) and we both play a lot of musical instruments and love our cats. Plus we're massive nerds. But I want this to be something nice we can keep on our wall forever.

Any thoughts? Anyone else do an alternative guest book? Thanks!

(typing this, ironic, I know, the librarian doesn't want a book for once in her life lol, but that book's just going to sit on a shelf and never get looked at)

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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae ·
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    We also wanted something we could display. Here's what we ended up getting.

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  • M
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Michele ·
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    Our wedding is rustic. We our going to add our last name with our wedding date. We are hanging it out wall after.

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    Beginner October 2019
    Christina ·
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    We are doing a wooden breakfast tray for everyone to sign!
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  • Cheryl
    Expert November 2020
    Cheryl ·
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    Some ideas from Etsy:




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  • Kelsey
    Dedicated September 2019
    Kelsey ·
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    We found this on Etsy and having my mom make it for us. The guest will sign it and it will be hung in the entryway by our front door

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  • Katie
    VIP November 2019
    Katie ·
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    We are jumping a canvas for people to sign and then hang in our home
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated August 2019
    Ashley ·
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    FH loves sunflowers so we’re making a bunch of sunflower leaves for guests to sign and and his cousin will put them in a sunflower bouquet after the wedding so we can hang on the wall😍 similar to this

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  • Devin
    Super October 2019
    Devin ·
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    We are doing this one. It’s the night sky from where/when we first met, our engagement & then our wedding day.

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  • Janarda
    Dedicated February 2020
    Janarda Online ·
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    I’m thinking of going with something like these, from Etsy

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    We're doing a personalized whiskey barrel lid that we'll hang on the wall after. For a literary theme, maybe you could do a canvas with your favorite romantic book quote?

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  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
    Btbride ·
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    I’m a librarian too!!
    We’re doing a barrel head with our names and date printed on it for people to sign. We’re getting married at a bourbon distillery so it fits!
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  • Btbride
    Super August 2019
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    Oh nice, same guestbook idea 😂
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Great minds think alike lol

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  • Shelbi
    Savvy June 2020
    Shelbi ·
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    We purchased these whiskey barrel staves and plan to clean them up a little and have guests sign them. Planning to hang them as well.

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  • Lizbeth
    Devoted May 2020
    Lizbeth ·
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    We are doing our home countries in a canvas. I'm doing it myself but I've seen some with the states in a canvas. Maybe check that out
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  • Courtney
    Super September 2019
    Courtney ·
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    Were having one of these made so we can include our cat in it!

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  • Samantha
    Super August 2019
    Samantha ·
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    I had a Travel Book made and I’m going to add the first few pages from our first trips together and then guests will add pics from our photo booth (passport photos) and give us Bucket List suggestions for future travels.
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  • DuttonSandersWedding
    Expert September 2019
    DuttonSandersWedding ·
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    We are having a self uniting ceremony so we dont have an officiant, we only legally need two witnesses. So instead of a guest book we're asking guests to sign our marriage certificate.

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  • Kaleigh
    Expert December 2019
    Kaleigh ·
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    Our wedding is UFC themed and FH is making us a mock fight poster of the two of us that people will sign. We plan to hang it up in our house along side the other posters after the wedding 😊
    (We met at a UFC fight, he asked me to be his girlfriend at a UFC fight, it’s really all we do on weekends 😂 We’re just UFC people.)
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  • E
    Dedicated July 2020
    Emily ·
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    We will be getting a drawing or watercolor painting of our venue and will be having guests sign around it. Something like this but using a different artist found on Etsy.

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