Instead of a wedding guestbook you'll just store away on a shelf, why not get creative with these fun and interactive alternatives?
The Fingerprint Tree:
Guests are invited to press their thumbprints on the branches of a tree to create "leaves." (Plus, it helps avoid that "What do I write?" anxiety). The result will look great framed and hung in your living room, and the posters come in all sizes and color schemes, accommodating up to 250 guests. Ranging in price from $30-60, they're available at jenniferjdesigns.etsy.com.
The Photo Wedding Puzzle:
Send in one of your engagement photos to be turned into a hand cut custom wood puzzle, which will arrive with an instruction card, a signature pen, and a keepsake storage box. Guests can sign the back of each piece with their message. (Note: these work best for smaller weddings, as they come with approximately 20 large pieces). Puzzles cost $60 and are available through doubletroublepuzzles.etsy.com .
The Dirty Laundry Guest Book Kit:
Let guests air out their "dirty laundry" with these cute sets of note cards shaped like t-shirts, skirts, pants, and tank tops (above). Each article of clothing is the perfect size to jot down a funny memory about the bride or groom, and the display would fit right in at a casual backyard affair. The kits come with a clothesline and clothespins, and are available in six different color schemes. Each kit is $35 and can be purchased at melangerienyc.etsy.com.
View more guest book ideas in our gallery. —Mary Beth Somich