Shirking the tradition of utilizing a wedding guest book has become increasingly popular. This generation of soon-to-be-married folks is opting for wedding book alternatives that are both fashionable and functional. Wedding guest books today consist mostly of unique, decorative pieces that can be enjoyed and utilized in home décor. Here are a few wedding guest book alternatives to use at your nuptials.
Date Night Dreaming
Instead of a signature book, try this charming display at your rustic wedding. This wedding guest book idea is not only cute and clever, but can be enjoyed for years to come. For this decoration, use a wooden crate turned upside down as your foundation. Next, arrange a framed blackboard atop the crate and write a note in white chalkboard asking your guests to write down their best date ideas to put in the jar. Place two glass jarsbefore the chalkboard and fill one with jumbo popsicle sticks for guests to write their ideas on.
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Cherish the laughs and smiles of loved ones at your wedding for years to come with this adorable decoration. For this wedding guest book idea, utilize with minimalistic black-framed glass as your simple foundation. Next, string several rows of twine across your frame, using a hot glue gunand glue to secure it to both ends. Next, attach mini clothespins to your twine banners, spacing them evenly and far apart enough to hold Polaroid pictures. Top this guest picture book decoration by placing a Polaroid camera in front of the frame so guests can take photos of themselves to pin up before finding their seats.
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Add vintage travel flair to your special day with this wedding guest book idea. Swap a traditional book with post cards and decorations with a swanky, worldly vibe. For this look, use a wooden wine crate to prop up your message to guests and display a couple of wine bottles. Write a quick message on a simple chalkboard, asking guests to send their wishes to the newlyweds. Next, scatter vintage postcards around the crate so guests can write a lovely note and slip it in one of the wooden compartments.
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Etched in Your Memory
Try adding a charming, rustic look to complete your woodsy wedding. This wood slice wedding guest book idea can be completed with a few, simple tools. Begin with a large wood cutting complete with bark trimming. Use a wood burning kit to scorch a heart and the newlyweds’ initials in the center of the wood slice. This treasure will amazingly compliment your earthy mantelpiece following your big day.
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You Can’t Stop Love
Utilize interest and aesthetics with this wedding guest book idea. Put wine corks to use as signature pieces for this fresh, summer look. For this look, turn over two chalkboard crates and write “Unsigned” on one and “Signed” on the other, using a white chalkboard marker. Next, arrange large glass hurricanes atop the crates. Fill the glass atop the “Unsigned” crate with wine corks. Place several pens in a mason jar for guests to use to sign the corks and drop them in the “Signed” glass.
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Fronds of Love
This whimsical, feathery look will bring a fun look to your outdoor wedding reception and good vibes to your home following the wedding. Recreate this wedding book idea by hot gluing ostrich feathers to jumbo popsicle sticks to create dreamy wands. Next, dip each popsicle stick in chalkboard paint, and allow them to dry. Splay these fronds out on your wedding guest table with silver chalkboard markers. Complete the look by arranging a tinted jar on the table to hold signed wands.
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Message in a Bottle
Put an elegant twist on the classic message in a bottle look with this nautical wedding guest book decoration. Most importantly, bring softened angles and curved lines to this display to soften the rustic look. Utilize a tinted teardrop glass bottle to hold your guests’ messages. Wrap natural hemp cording around the neck of your bottle to add an organic touch to the decoration. Next, lay out little squares of paper for guests to write notes on and drop into the jar. After the wedding, this bottle of warm wishes will look dashing on your fireplace mantle.
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Or, perhaps you can put a traditional guestbook to work and garnish it quirky embellishments to give it a contemporary appearance. First, select a wedding guest book and prop a chalkboard tray on an easel behind it. Scribble the phrase, “Sign Our Guestbook” on the tray to add a personalized touch. Next, arrange preserved moss around the legs of your easel and under the guestbook. Finish off this look by placing a quill pen in a tiny glass bottle.
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