It's important to have some sort of record of all the friends and family members who attended your wedding. And while you could go the traditional guestbook route, how many couples actually look at it after the wedding's over? Chances are the book gets stored away in a box somewhere, never to be looked at again. Instead, opt for a keepsake that you can enjoy long after the wedding day. We love the idea of a wedding poster that guests can sign — it's a fresh alternative to the guestbook and would look perfect hanging in your living room or hallway — that way you'll always be reminded of your wedding.
Sea Creatures (above): For this couple's destination wedding in Key West, FL, guests signed a sea-life inspired poster that was displayed in a frame at the reception.
Photo: Terri Clark Photography
Pine Tree: For their wedding in the woods, this couple ditched the traditional guestbook and had each person sign a branch of this hand-drawn pine tree. After the wedding, just add a pane of glass and hang it in your home.
Photo: Seahorse Bend Press
Stacks of Books: If you and your groom are a pair of book lovers, invite your guests to sign the blank book spines depicted in this clever guestbook poster.
Photo: Luke Bugenske
Custom Illustration: If you worked with an artist or stationer on a custom invitation monogram, motif, or illustration, enlarge the design to create a poster and have your guests sign the framing mat.
Photo: Sarah Maren Photography
Constellations: For an out-of-this-world idea, create a poster or painting where guests can connect tiny stars to create their own constellations and sign their names.
Photo: Jake Holt Photography
Tree Rings: Another woodland-inspired design, this modern poster is designed to resemble a cut log; guests were asked to sign inside one of the tree rings.