We're here to help you keep moving forward, no matter what your plans are.

Carmelite
Beginner June 2021

Guest Book Ideas for Small Wedding?

Carmelite, on April 18, 2021 at 10:24 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 38
Saved Save
Reply
Our wedding is small, less than 100 people! We are thinking we may not do a guest book. Any ideas for something different?


Thank you

38 Comments

Latest activity by Tina, on April 21, 2021 at 3:20 AM
  • Nicole
    VIP September 2020
    Nicole ·
    • Flag
    We put our engagement photos in a book and we’re going to have our guests sign in it with a special photography paper grade pen.
    • Reply
  • Carmelite
    Beginner June 2021
    Carmelite ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    That sounds beautiful, thank you for sharing!
    • Reply
  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
    • Flag
    Be aware that only 1/3 will sign anything. It’s ok to skip it too
    • Reply
  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
    • Flag
    But you can have them sign a wide photo matte around an engagement picture with acid-free archival pens
    • Reply
  • Carmelite
    Beginner June 2021
    Carmelite ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Yes thank you
    • Reply
  • Carmelite
    Beginner June 2021
    Carmelite ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Thank you, great idea
    • Reply
  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
    • Flag
    I skipped them. I'll be honest, I don't think I've ever noticed/signed the guest book at a wedding. Most guests don't actively seek them out.
    • Reply
  • Caitlyn
    Dedicated October 2021
    Caitlyn ·
    • Flag
    We are big on board games so we’re going to get a customized Jenga game!
    • Reply
  • whirlwind
    Dedicated March 2021
    whirlwind ·
    • Flag

    Guest Book Ideas for Small Wedding? 1We did something like this. The picture above is from etsy. We customized it with our countries and favorite colors. Most of our guests signed it and we love it. For us it's a beautiful memory of our wedding and a picture of our story (we're from different countries). It Gangs in out appartement now. We had about 80 guests.



    • Reply
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
    • Flag
    I had a thumbprint canvas! I wanted art I could display or something in general I could display. Guest books I feel just get left on a shelf for dust to gather
    • Reply
  • Catherine
    Devoted March 2023
    Catherine ·
    • Flag
    Everyone signed my guest book at my first wedding! We did a canvas with our names on it. I love signing guest books at weddings! Definitely don’t skip it 🙂. You could do a cute wood panel with your names for people to sign or something you could hang in your house or apartment to remember the day.
    • Reply
  • Christina
    Dedicated September 2022
    Christina ·
    • Flag
    I’m going to do a Polaroid camera station ! Will find either a blank guest book or guest book that has spot for the film then a spot to sign
    • Reply
  • Jasmine
    Dedicated April 2021
    Jasmine ·
    • Flag
    We are having a ceramic serving platter as our guest book. A family friend of mine did this for their wedding and they use it for holidays. I love our platter so much, the wedding is in 3 days and I’m still in the fence about having people sign it.
    • Reply
  • A
    Anna ·
    • Flag

    These tips are so great and amazing for me.

    • Reply
  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
    • Flag
    Guest Book Ideas for Small Wedding? 2
    This is our board and we hung it in our house with wedding pictures.

    • Reply
  • D
    Donnaly ·
    • Flag

    We made a photo book full of pictures of us over the 8 years we've been together. Each page had only one or two pictures with lots of space all around. So each guest signed their names and left us a little message or well wish. I really like it and even now, over a year later, it's on our coffee table and we still flip through it or someone else will flip through it when they come over to our house. I could see why you wouldn't want a typical guest book where the people just sign their name and that's it, but a fun creative one can be a good memento from the wedding. You won't necessarily know exactly who all is there just based on your final headcount and pictures. It's a busy hectic day and it's easy to miss people or forget people.

    • Reply
  • Chantelle
    Devoted October 2021
    Chantelle Online ·
    • Flag
    Guest Book Ideas for Small Wedding? 3

    We filled our guest book with these! Still a “book”, but felt a little more cute and fun!
    • Reply
  • Carmelite
    Beginner June 2021
    Carmelite ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Thank you ☺️
    • Reply
  • Carmelite
    Beginner June 2021
    Carmelite ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    I think you are right. I may go for a different idea.
    • Reply
  • Carmelite
    Beginner June 2021
    Carmelite ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    I love jenga, that sounds like an amazing idea
    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×

Related articles

WeddingWire celebrates love ...and so does everyone on our site! Learn more

Groups

WeddingWire article topics