A wedding guest book can be a meaningful memento. Traditionally, couples have a sign-in station where guests can write their names and a few well wishes to the newlyweds. But after the wedding, those guest books often get tucked away on a bookshelf or stashed in a drawer, neither of which is an ideal way to remember your wedding day.
These days, many couples are using their guest book as an opportunity to personalize their wedding, opting for an idea that will later double as home decor. One of our favorite takes on this trend? Maps! Perhaps you and your groom are world travelers—so display an oversize world map at the wedding and invite guests to sign the mat or margins. Or perhaps you are hosting a destination wedding. Source a vintage globe and ask guests to sign their names next to the country or state they live in or where they met you.
Ready to create your own map-themed guest book? Keep reading to see our favorite takes on this creative idea.
Display a vintage book of maps of your wedding location at the reception and invite guests to sign the pages. You'll treasure this wedding keepsake for years to come.
Framed World Map
Place a framed world map on an easel and have your guests sign their names. After the wedding, hang the wedding memento in your living room to commemorate the day. If many of your guests are traveling from different countries to attend your nuptials, you could instruct everyone to sign their names near the city they are traveling from.
Modern City Map
Show off your favorite city by asking your wedding guests to sign a modern black-and-white map of your wedding locale. They can write their well wishes on the margins and you can frame the memento and display it at home post-wedding.
A Heart Marks the Spot
This Maryland-themed art print features a tiny heart placed near Annapolis, where this bride and groom tied the knot. They framed the print and displayed it at the reception, inviting guests to sign their names and write well wishes.