Unique Takes on the Traditional Guest Book

Your wedding is a special day with some of the most special people in your life. To remember all the love and memories of the day shared with these friends and family, many brides use a guest book. It’s the place where your guests can make their mark and become a part of the wedding in their own little way. Traditionally, this is done through an actual book that guests can write in. However, there are several other options for those that are looking for a unique twist on the tradition.


One option that’s a lot of fun is the game night/date night guest book. This lets your guests leave ideas for future date nights, games you can play or simply some advice. You can get creative with how you let them share their ideas too! You could have them write on the playing cards or game pieces you would use or on slips of paper that you can draw from when you need some inspiration for something new to do on your dates.


This option gives you something that you can hang up or display. You can pick from any number of items: picture frames, polaroids, puzzle pieces, mugs, calendars, quilts, a canvas, or pretty much anything you can think of! Your guests can paint, write, doodle, stamp, or draw in any way on your choice of material and create a beautiful piece of art for you to treasure.


You can also take the traditional idea of having guests sign a book but have them fill it with advice, messages, or well wishes and turn it into a time capsule. Tell everyone that whatever they write will be seen by you in a year’s time when you and your spouse sit down and open it. This could also be a way to include those that couldn’t attend the ceremony by having them write letters to you that you can add to the time capsule.

There are so many different ways you can create a guest book and express your unique personality. No matter how you may decide to do it, a guest book is a great keepsake for you to look back on for years to come!