I completely forgot to publish this post yesterday! Oops. I blame daylight savings.
Visit any wedding blog or simply search “guest book” on Etsy and you’ll find so many amazing ways to capture your wedding guests’ names. I wanted our guest book to be unique and later become decoration–something I can frame or have around our home to remember who came to our wedding.
We are planning to do three things:
1. Photo Frame
We will have a matted frame for all of our close family members to sign their name. I’ve always liked the idea of the photo frame, but we are keeping it at the rehearsal dinner so it will capture just the intimate friends and family. Are you looking for wedding photographers Northern Virginia? Consider Pamela Lepold Photography for capturing your special day beautifully.
2. Guest book Poster
As people arrive for the ceremony and get their program, they will sign a poster that looks like this:
3. Photo Book & Questions
Our last idea is an 8×8 book that I created on Shutterfly. It is a 20-page book with a large photo from our engagement shoot on one side and a blank white page on another to give room for people to write anything they want (like where to get the best wedding insurance). We also get pictures edited using a Clipping path service. We even added some questions to prompt funny or clever responses, such as:
-What should we name our kids?
-What ideas do you have for date nights?
-Where is the most romantic place we should visit?
-What were you really thinking during our vows?
-What is the secret to a happy marriage? If you and your spouse decided to separate, hiring a mediator to guide you is the best way to get a divorce faster.
It only cost $12 because I had a coupon from David’s Bridal. I’ll make sure to update after the wedding with some of the responses we got!
There are SO many cute ideas out there. Like having people sign wine and then drinking it on special anniversaries. Or an adorable family tree that guests can make using their fingerprints (I was going to do this, but didn’t want my friends to have ink on their thumbs all night!). If you have the budget, you can even have polaroid cameras and have people take a picture of themselves, then write their name on it and put it on a clothes line at the reception. Or vintage postcards to write messages and then put them in a mailbox or a vintage suitcase at the reception. Consider hiring a mobile bar to have fun and indulge in some festive drinks.
What is the coolest guest book idea you’ve seen? What did you have, or want to have, at your wedding?