05 Aug Wedding Planning – Different Guest book ideas
Along with your wedding photos and wedding decor, your wedding guest book is one of few mementos you’ll have to keep long after your big day. Your Wedding Planners in Goa can help you with Wedding Planning – different guest book ideas along with decor etc and the guest book can act as a décor focal point and add a stylish or fun element to your reception. It could even double up as decor for your home. A guestbook serves as a great way of recording memories of your wedding day. Guests are able to leave notes for you so that you can look back and read their wishes. This aspect of the wedding can be completely personalised and you can make it as unique as your wedding. I have put together different ideas of guest book where guests could sign in and write out their love.
Traditional Guest book
The traditional guestbook consists of a book where guests can sign in with their name and an optional comment or wishes for the couple. Because there are so many styles available you can find one that is perfect for you and your wedding theme.
Heart Drop Wedding Guest Book
This is one of the more popular guest book ideas in recent years. Have guests pen a sweet note on heart-shaped wooden pieces or any other shape that best matches your theme. Ask guests to slip their notes into the shadow box to be viewed for years to come.
Arts & Crafts Wedding Guest Book
The options for a crafty guest book are endless with some of our favourites being old-fashioned quilt guest books (where guests are asked to sign or customise fabric squares) or a basic canvas guestbook which guests can sign in paint, markers, or crayons and a couple can hang in their home.
Globe Guest book
A wedding globe makes a perfect creative alternative to a guestbook. Let your guests make their marks on your own little world. Purchase a globe you love and set it up with your favorite pens for a fun activity. This will serve as the perfect showpiece in your living room or office.
Place beautiful branches in a pot. Make cards with ribbons attached and ask guests to write their well wishes or advice and hang the cards on the branches. Guests can simply sign small notes that can be pasted on the ‘branches of the tree’. These make wonderful mementos for the bride and groom at a later stage.
You will need a wide vase, note cards and pens. You could put out the note cards for guests to convey their wishes and then have them fold the card and place it in the wish bowl. Have fun with the instructions and write them out as a poem and then attach them to the wish bowl with a ribbon. Later you can place all of these note cards into an album for your viewing pleasure.
Jenga Wedding Guest Book
A simple and fun idea, buy some Jenga blocks and ask guests to sign a piece each. This idea is both inexpensive and could also act as a simple form of entertainment for younger guests.
A very popular option is the wide matte picture frame, in which you have a double or triple wide matting put on a picture of the couple, or a picture that means something to the couple. Guests can then sign around the picture which can be placed at the entrance to the hall. They will enjoy reading others’ comments and of course gazing at your beautiful picture! This can later be displayed in your new home.
Polaroid Wedding Guest Books
Probably one the most popular guest book ideas this year, provide guests with a Polaroid camera (or 2 depending on numbers) and ask them to take a photo each. This is a great idea for a smaller wedding but is not too practical for a large gathering. You could ask few of your close friends or relatives to stand at the entrance of your hall and take Polaroid pictures of each guest or group of guests. Guests can then write their comments in the guestbook and their Polaroid picture can be glued next to their wishes.
Tips and Hints for Creating the Perfect Wedding Guest Book
Make sure to leave signage instructing your guests what to do. It might also be a good idea to ask a family member or good friend to oversee the guest book table or area reminding guests to sign so you don’t end up with a half full guest book.
Make sure to provide lots of pens, markers, paper, ink… whatever it may be so a few guests can sign at any one time.
Test your pens out in advance to make sure they work (and stay!) on the surface your guests will be writing on. If you have a Wedding Planner, all of this can be taken care by them.