Get inspired by these fresh takes on the traditional guest book, which will turn your family and friends' well wishes into a cherished keepsake.
A guest book is a great way to look back and remember the people you shared those special moments with on your wedding day. Traditionally, couples have a sign-in station where wedding guests write a sweet note of congratulations. But what happens to these guest books after the wedding? Often, couples store them away on a bookshelf — which isn't a great way to remember your big day. Now, though, couples are personalizing this wedding detail by transforming it into a fun activity that makes it memorable for not only the couple but also the guests!
Whether you and your groom are film buffs, world travelers, or board game enthusiasts, incorporate your favorite activities into your guest book. Love jet-setting around the country? Ask friends and family to write their well wishes on a globe. Adrenaline junkies, have guests sign skis or a skateboard that you can display on your living-room wall. Or let your guest book double as home decor by asking guests to autograph a panel of wood that could later serve as the centerpiece of a picnic table or the seat of a backyard swing. And if you're tech savvy, create a photo booth with a Polaroid camera or an iPad where guests can take fun snapshots and leave video messages for you and your groom.
With these fun takes on the guest book, your most cherished wedding-day moments will be remembered for years to come. Ready to create your own guest book? Click through to see our roundup of 20 creative guest books.
PHOTO: Considering a romantic time-capsule idea? Ask friends and family to leave messages in a bottle for you and your spouse to open on your wedding anniversary!Photo: Mastin Studio