Fun and funky guest book alternatives
Guest books make a fantastic keepsake from your wedding, with messages from everyone who came – that you’ll probably leaf through once and then never look at again.
Why not do something a bit different and put your guest book on display as a piece of art? Or even make it something functional that you’ll use every day, like a quilt or a tray, so you can relive the memories of your wedding over and over?
Time capsule guest books
If you’re less about artful fingerprints and signed pebbles and want some long and gushing messages from your guests, why not make your guest book a mini time capsule? Ask your guests to leave you messages to open on different anniversaries – your first, your tenth, your twentieth… if you can wait that long to open them!
You can look forward to reliving the memories of your wedding every anniversary with new, special messages you’ve never seen – and it gives your dance-floor-shy guests something to do while everyone else is dancing The Funky Chicken.
Writing prompts for your guest book
Of course, not everyone is a writer; your guest book might not be poetry and anecdotes and thoughtful, detailed rememberances of your day as much as the wedding equivalent of your high school yearbook – all good luck and enjoy your
If you want people to write something a bit more thoughtful, you might want to give them something to think about with a writing prompt. Ask for date ideas, advice for married life, or even have them fill in a survey!
Guest books that aren’t books
Or you could avoid the writing prompts all together by asking your guests to take a photo or record a video instead – plus, in 20 years’ time, you’ll be able to go back and laugh at all the weird hairstyles!