It’s all in the Details by Elodie Kruger
A guestbook is a great souvenir for a couple to have. Full of love notes from the wedding guest, it will remind them of this special day and all the relatives and friends that were there with them to share it. As its name says, a guestbook is usually a book. But it doesn’t always need to be. Here are some ideas for original guestbooks:
- Photo Frame: If you want to make sure you’ll see your guestbook often, put it on your wall. Organize different pictures of both of you, with friends or with family on the guest table and leave some blank space around. Make sure to have enough pictures if you have a lot of guest. After the wedding, just frame them….
- Wish Tree: Use a real tree or one made from different materials where your guest will attach their wishes. You can hang little glass balls with holes to insert their note or with use clothes pins.
- Photo Book: If you decided to set up a photobooth at your wedding why not give a polaroid to your guest and a big guestbook where they will be able to attach their picture and leave a note on the side. It gives a good reason for your guest to have their picture taken.
- Typewriter: If you choose to do a vintage themed wedding, consider setting up an antique typewriter where guest could tap their messages. Put them together later on to create your guestbook.
- Match your theme: If your wedding has a theme, extend it to the guestbook: For example have people write on a vinyl record of your favorite song, a children’s book, or put a message in a bottle for a beach weddings.
- Vintage Postcards: Choose a bunch of vintage postcards, add stamps and set up a mailbox to leave the cards in
- Mad Libs: Let your guest fill in the blanks. It’s fun. You can create your own at WordLibs.com.