Guest Book Alternatives: Home Décor

Wedding Style & Decor

If you're looking for a creative alternative to the traditional guest book, check out these clever double-duty ideas that are meant to be displayed at home after the wedding is over.

Vintage Records (above): This music-loving couple had guests sign old vintage records that were passed down from their parents; after the wedding, they were framed and hung in the couple's home.

guest book alternatives

Photo: Orange Turtle

Globe: If you and your groom love to travel, invite guests to sign a globe or an oversized world map.

Etched Tray: For a guest-book keepsake you'll actually use at home, have guests etch their signature onto a pretty silver tray.

Salvaged Wood Art: This creative couple turned slabs of salvaged wood into a beautiful piece of art that guests were asked to sign.

guest book alternatives

Photo: Wendy Laurel

Surfboard: If you both love surfing or if you're having a beach wedding, get guests to sign a surfboard for you to display at home.

Wooden Bench: Built by the bride's great uncle, this handmade wooden bench served as the couple's unique "guest book." Display it on your porch or in your garden after the wedding.

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