Looking for a creative alternative to a traditional wedding guest book? Ditch the book completely and invite guests to sign a map of a meaningful place, instead. This is a great idea if you're a globe-trotting couple and have a penchant for travel. It's also a fun way to celebrate your wedding location — just get a map of the city and encourage guests to sign their names or write a quick note in the margins. Here are five of our favorite takes on this clever guest-book idea.
City Map (above): For this couple's nuptials in Portland, they asked guests to sign a modern-looking city map, which they later framed and hung in their home.
Photo: [Zach Anderson Photo](http://www.zachandersonphoto.com/)
State Map: Another great idea would be to source a vintage state map at a flea market or estate sale, then ask guests to write a quick, congratulatory message.
Photo: [Sara Kate Photo](http://sarahkatephoto.com/)
Tide Chart: This clever couple used a local tide chart as their wedding guest book — what a creative idea!
Photo: [Whimsie Studios](http://whimsiephoto.com/)
Wooden World Map: Another spin on the idea, this time with a three-dimensional world map cut from wood.
Photo: [Erin McGinn Photography](http://www.erinmcginn.com/)
Globe: Or, instead of a map, have everyone sign a vintage globe, which you can later display on a shelf or table at home.