Aside from wedding photos and that savory sliver of wedding cake for your first anniversary, there are only so many ways you can memorialize your nuptials after the fact. Enter alternative wedding guest books. Traditionally, couples have set up designated sign-in stations for friends and family to write sweet notes of congratulations, but standard guest books tend to get sidelined to a bookshelf or exiled into a lowly storage box (not the best way to reminisce on 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 partner are film buffs, world travelers, or game night enthusiasts, incorporate your favorite activities into a creative wedding guest book. Love jet-setting around the country? Ask your nearest and dearest to write their well wishes on a globe. Wine junkies, have guests sign a heart-shaped assemblage of corks 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 S.O.
With these fun takes on the guest book, your most cherished wedding-day moments will be remembered for years to come. Ready to bring your own alternative guest book idea to life? Click through to see our roundup of 21 unique guest book ideas, starting with real wedding inspiration and delving into purchasable products that you can add to your own collection.