5 More Fabulously Creative Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Posted by Azure on January 19th, 2012

A month or so ago, our lovely guest blogger, Oh Lovely Day, shared her top 5 creative wedding guest book alternatives and brides and grooms were inspired! There were ideas for wine lovers, sporty couples, board game fanatics and more.

But in case you didn't find the right guest book idea for your I Do's, here are five more fabulous and unique alternatives:

Wishing tree  Capture all your guests' well wishes with a wishing tree guest book that doubles as reception decor! Create a wishing tree (to stand on the ground or sit on a table) using manzanita branches, and add glamour and sparkle with stands of crystals. As guests write their wishes on tags or cards and hang them from the branches, your tree will be transformed into something magical!

River rocks  Your love is rock solid, and this guest book alternative captures this sentiment. Each wedding guest writes a personal message on a rock or stone, and throws it in a basin, vase or other festive container. Post-wedding, you can spray the rocks with clear acrylic gloss to keep the messages intact, and display them in your garden or in a clear glass bowl.

Thumbprint guest books  This guest book alternative is gorgeous and once the wedding is over, you'll have a beautiful piece of artwork to treasure forever. Instead of leaving you with a personal message or wish, each guest adds their fingerprint to a pre-made art piece. Peacocks and trees work great for thumbprint guest books, as each fingerprint becomes a feather or leaf on your memorable creation. Artistic brides and grooms can design and create the raw guest book on their own, or purchase one from Etsy or another DIY/craft site.

Fill-in-the-blanks  Are you planning a wedding reception that's all about fun? If so, you'll love this idea! You can find fill-in-the-blank pages created exclusively for weddings on Etsy, designed to be added to a scrapbook after your I Do's. These fill-in-the-blank pages let guests get creative (with a section for the guest to draw the happy couple), make predictions about the couple's future (with questions like How many kids will Bride & Groom have? and In 10 years, Bride & Groom will...), and share what they loved most about your wedding day.

Custom card box  This one is a bit more traditional but lovely nonetheless! You can purchase a custom card box that matches your wedding theme and/or wedding colors through a site like Etsy, or take it on as a DIY project. If you DIY it, you can create any style card box your little heart desires, and become the envy of less-crafty wedding guests grin In addition to throwing cards in the box, guests can share a special wish for the newlyweds plus their contact info (which makes writing thank you cards much less daunting).

So now that we've shared a total of 10 alternative wedding guest book ideas, which one is your absolute favorite? And if there are any we missed, post a comment below to share your ideas!

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