No wedding would be complete without a wedding guest book, so here are some unique guest book ideas to get you started.
A guest book for your wedding is a lovely way to capture the blessings and good wishes of your wedding guests. It’s a wonderful memento that you can look at for years to come. Every time I look at ours it takes me right back to our big day. I particularly love the kids’ attempts to write their names – then I realise how big they’ve grown since then!
As the name implies, the traditional wedding guest book is a sturdy, usually hard-backed fancy book for guests to record their greetings in. A ring-bound book is ideal as it opens flat without your guests fighting to stop the pages turning!
The size is up to you, although it makes sense to have a book proportional to your number of guests. You don’t want your guests to run out of pages, yet you don’t want a huge book with only a handful of signatures in.
There’s a huge range of wedding guest books available on-line and on the high-street to suit a wide range of budgets.
A wedding guest book is also very simple to make yourself, if you’re DIY-minded. You don’t need to be a craft expert to make your own, and you can personalise it to your own requirements. Check out online craft suppliers and art/craft shops for ideas. All you need is a decent quality notebook and you can decorate it to tie in with your wedding theme.
Another option is to use an online photobook supplier to make a unique guest book using photos of the bride and groom. This will obviously be a more costly option, but with a bit of shopping around you could find a reasonably priced photobook-style guest book.
For our wedding we opted to have a large signed photo frame rather than the traditional book, in which we put a favourite wedding photograph. We got our reasonably priced picture frame from a certain well known Swedish store.
During the reception, the mount was taken out of the frame so the guests could write their messages on it. The beauty of the using a picture frame is that you can hang it where it can be seen every day, and not put away in a box. Ours has pride of place in the kitchen!
A wedding guest book is a wonderful way for your guests to record their messages of congratulations, and is something you will look back at for years to come. I hope this section has helped you to come up with some unique guest book ideas for your own wedding.