The idea behind the guestbook is a sweet one: Invite your guests to share words of wisdom and special memories, and give your host something sentimental to pull out from time to time. But who really wants to keep a big book brimming with craft paper on their living room shelf? Ever the innovators, 2018 party hosts are opting for new guest book options that capture thoughtful snippets from guests and double as creative, stylish keepsakes for their homes.
Here are a few of our favourite guestbook alternatives:
Hand made wooden letters can be displayed on your wall long after the big day to bring back the special memories that should be cherished. Not only can it be used at a wedding but it can also be used as a guests book to mark a milestone birthday or anniversary.
Write a message on a rock as you enter and drop into a basket.
Have your guests write their kind words on a puzzle piece and then place the pieces of the puzzle together.
Provide your guests with fabric squares and fabric markers to sign a message and their name and after the wedding, all the pieces will be sewn together to create a quilt.
Many people choose to save a bottle of their wine or champagne to be enjoyed on a special anniversary, such as their first or tenth anniversary. So, why not have your guests sign this bottle as a guest book? And your guests will know that their sweet messages will be around for years to come.