Once the celebratory smoke has cleared after your wedding, and the fun of the honeymoon is behind you; you and your mate may find yourself pouring over your guest book to read all the well-wishes of your family and friends who attended your special day. However, you may find yourself wondering: what to do with the book once you’re through... besides placing it on a dusty shelf, of course? Wouldn’t it be perfect to have your “guest book” in a place of honor, where you and your future house guests can admire it? Here you’ll find a short list of alternate ideas to the classic guest book that are sure to add just the right touch to your wedding day… and all the days that come after.
The Photo Album:
All this interactive guest book needs is an Instax Mini 8 camera and a few rolls of colorful washi tape from your local craft store! Have your guests pose together, or even provide props if you want some silly pictures scattered throughout. Then, encourage them to write a few words of advice by their snapshots. This hybrid between a guest book and a traditional album will be a sure fire hit; and an easy way for all your guests to partake in your special day. Plus, what can be more fun than to look back at all the kind words and cute pictures
These wine bottles are especially great if you’re planning on celebrating your wedding on the grounds of a vineyard. The idea is simple, and also provides a double keepsake opportunity: simply save the empty bottles of wine (or champagne) that you share with your guests during the reception. Then, provide gel pens and encourage your friends and family to write their sentiments directly on the bottle! To add another personal touch, personalize your own labels to make these bottles all the more special.
Autographed Wine Bottles:
If you and your mate are big board game aficionados, then this is just the ticket! Grab an old game board, or a Jenga stack like the one pictured. Then, lay it out with a cute and home made sign. Not only is this idea super useful -- since you can use the boards during game time-- but will also allow the happy couple to showcase their hobbies to all their guests. Plus, who wouldn’t mind a game of Jenga now and again?
Signed Jenga Blocks:
These art prints are perfect if you’re looking for a mix of the traditional “book” concept, and something personalized that can be added to your new home’s decor later on. This Night Sky print, for instance, features the skyline of the city in which the couple will be getting married. Also, the ombre sky and night stars provide the perfect essence of an evening wedding. And, these same stars can be easily customized depending on the number of guests at your wedding!
Guest Book Art Prints:
These art prints also come in a variety of styles and colors, depending on your personal style and season in which the special day is taking place. This Fall Wedding Guest book perfectly invokes all the colors of the season, while also having a more modern flare. Once your family and friends sign each leaf-- filling this piece of art with all the heart warming vibes of your wedding day-- it will become the favorite wall hanging in your living space.
Now, that’s what a guest book is all about; allowing the newlywed couple to relive those happy memories and fuzzy feelings that come with sharing that special day with all those that you both care about most. Then, hanging onto those feelings for a lifetime.