As of right now, I’m not sure what we’re doing for a wedding guestbook. I’ll admit that it’s not one of those things that’s super high on my list of concerns, but is something I know we need to figure out eventually (even if we pick something the week before). I’ve thought about just going the traditional route and picking up a generic guestbook from JoAnns or Michaels, but what would the fun in that be? 😉 Here are a few options I’ve been looking at.
The signed frame
I know it’s common to have guests sign around a photo of the bride and groom, but I like this twist of using photos of the wedding date instead. We could easily DIY this project, just have to make sure we had enough room on the mat for 150 signatures.
This seems to be a growing trend in the wedding world. Guests leave their thumbprint as a leaf on a tree (or a balloon attached to a string) and sign their name next to it. I think the finished products look great (and I love the personal touch), but I’ve heard these projects get to be a bit messy at weddings. Has anyone ever been to a wedding that had these? What did you think?
Signed puzzle pieces
I think this project would be even better with a custom puzzle (not exactly of us, but maybe our favorite city or a photo of the wedding venue?), it would just have to be one with sturdy wood pieces that guests could sign and not destroy in the process. We could display the pieces in a cute jar and break the puzzle out on our anniversaries.
This photo was from my friend’s wedding earlier this year. All the guests completed a card with some words of wisdom for the bride and groom. I’ve also seen Mad Lib versions of these cards where guest can fill in silly adjectives or verbs when offering advice to the bride and groom. We could have some fun with these.
Also from my friend’s wedding. The bride and groom ordered a digital scrapbook online and asked guests to sign around the photos. I have hundreds of photos I could pick from the 7+ years Derek and I have known each other or we could have some fun taking new silly photos with messages encouraging our guests to sign the book or thanking them for coming. Loads of possibilities here.
So what do you think? Did you have a guestbook at your wedding? What did you do?