Seaside Message-in-a-Bottle Guestbook

The Guest "Book"

In lieu of a traditional guest book, we used the wedding's waterside location as inspiration for a message-in-a-bottle station. Guests leave notes for the couple in a glass gallon jug, and can also pen their own messages, place them in small, corked bottles, then keep them or throw them out to sea.

Gallon glass jug, $12.80 for 4, and Quadra 8.5-oz. glass bottle with cork, $13.80 for 12, Specialty Bottle; calligraphed signs, Kathryn Murray