Blair
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Guest Book Alternatives

Blair, on May 11, 2021 at 11:40 AM Posted in Style and Décor 1 29
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Any suggestions for DIY guestbook alternatives or any that you found on esty?

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Latest activity by G + C, on May 28, 2021 at 3:52 PM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    My fiance and I are doing a photo guest book!


    Here is an article with a bunch of other ideas for guest book alternatives: https://www.theknot.com/content/amphtml/wedding-guest-book-alternatives-creative
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I did a canvas where people thumbprinted on it

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  • H
    Beginner September 2022
    Helen ·
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    My first husband and I had a frame with heavy, wide mat. Inside I did our names and the date we got married and then everyone signed the paper and mat. We had it framed and hung it in our room.

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  • A
    Beginner October 2019
    Aisha ·
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    A globe is a nice idea or maybe hanging on a tree

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  • Maddie
    Dedicated February 2022
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    I have a couple ideas. I'm either going to draw a cartoon of us and put it in a wide mat to have people sign, or I'm going to have a soccer ball for everyone to sign (we both love soccer). Haven't decided yet. I really like the globe idea someone mentioned.

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  • Maddie
    Dedicated February 2022
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    This is so cute

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  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
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    We are doing this Bourbon/whiskey barrel lid!

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/727247980/bourbon-barrel-guest-book-wedding?ref=cart

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  • K
    Expert October 2020
    Katie ·
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    This was our guestbook for our ceremony.
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  • Erin
    Beginner November 2021
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    I make quilts for friends when they have babies but I've never made and kept one for myself. I'm having everyone sign swatches of fabric in the color scheme of our wedding and then will piece together the quilt, along with unsigned squares, afterwards. I might even make a swatch of my dress into a square after the fact
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  • M
    Super June 2021
    Melanie ·
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    We're having guests sign Jenga pieces
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  • whirlwind
    Devoted March 2021
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    This is what we did. I found the above picture on etsy. We lived the idea and had a friend design it for us with our countries and names in our favorite colors. We're an international couple and this idea was perfect for us. We love how it turned out and hung it in our apartment.

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  • Kim
    Dedicated April 2021
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    Bought my sign in board on Etsy!
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  • Izzykern
    Super April 2021
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    We did a Polaroid guest book and it was a total hit! Everyone loved it and used it. One of my FAVORITE takeaways from the day and we have it front and center on a shelf in our living room now 🤍
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  • Erin
    Devoted September 2022
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    We're having everyone sign Corn Hole boards (idk if boards are the right word for that) lol.

    I see so many people do these guest books and then they just store them away never to be seen again (fh's brother has his in a corner in his garage) I wanted something we could get use out of, after the wedding we'll seal the boards to protect the names and then we can use them at parties!

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  • Natalie
    Devoted January 2022
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    This is our plan too! I'm a little nervous about people getting confused or something with it = did you have any logistical issues? Also did you just have a sign or did someone sit there and help guests use it?

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  • Allison
    Devoted April 2021
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    We did a personalized shadowbox that we filled with signed corks! It's such a great keepsake from our wedding - I already have it on display, which is what I was looking for with a guestbook.

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  • Izzykern
    Super April 2021
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    We had a sign! But the film for Polaroids is INCREDIBLY expensive so I wouldn’t recommend for a guest list > 100. — and most of our guests were young so there were no logistic problems because many of them have Polaroids themselves. Make sure you have your guest book, different color pens, and double sided tape — that all worked super well. Also my planner was a rockstar and took it upon herself to test it out and make sure everything was working properly. I cried when I read through the book after the wedding!
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  • Jessi
    Devoted October 2022
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    My fiancé races cars and while we don't want a racing themed wedding, we both wanted a nod to our biggest hobby, so our guest "book" will be a helmet that everyone can sign, like this. It'll most likely end up in the room where we keep his trophies so it'll work for decor in the house too.

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  • devotedlydavis
    Devoted March 2022
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    I'm doing a photo booth, so I am having everyone put a copy of their pictures in a book with a note from them.

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  • Tara
    VIP November 2016
    Tara ·
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    There are so many fun things you can do!!! I've heard of or seen a wooden bench, a wooden initial, bean bag toss, a fingerprint tree, or a picture (either an actual picture of the 2 of you or a drawn one). Google it and see what peaks your interest! Or think of a unique way to tie in the theme and feel of your wedding or your hobbies. The sky is really the limit!! We did a shadowbox type of frame with little wooden stars for people to sign and drop in. Here's several really fun ideas that might work for you!! Smiley winking

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