13 Meaningful Guestbook Alternatives for Weddings

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jenga guest book alternative

Looking for a guestbook that won’t collect dust or sit on a bookshelf unread? Here are some creative alternatives that are meaningful too.

{Photo above: Jenga guestbook via Oh Lovely Day}

Read Them Later

hanky loveletters guest book alternative

Hanky Love Letter Notes

Great for a vintage wedding with homespun details, these hanky notes are easy to make. Find the printable and instructions at Eat Drink Chic. {Photo via Pocketful of Dreams}

baby shower wish bookmark

Wishing Tree Cards

We created these bookmark sized cards for a shower, but they would also be wonderful for a wedding wishing tree. They look great on display at the reception venue. And when collected together in a keepsake box, make a great read on anniversaries. {Photo and design by Imbue You}

wine anniversary guestbook alternative

Anniversary Wine Guestbook

For wine lovers, how about a collection of wines that you open on your anniversaries that guests can sign? Sugar Vine Art on Etsy sells the above as a kit with the labels, table sign and pen.


Art for the Home

signed heart guestbook alternative

Signed Hearts Wall Art

Turn your guestbook into a permanent keepsake in your home by having guests sign paper than can be incorporated into an art piece. This one by Celedon Home is actually a service, where after your wedding you return the signed hearts and she adds hearts from a dictionary or your wedding vows.

guest book alternative quilt

Guestbook Quilt

Guests can also sign and decorate a premade quilt, or quilt squares that are later turned into a quilt for the home {Photos via Bride2 Be and Martha Stewart}

thumb print guestbook alternative

Thumb Print Guestbook

Guests can have fun with paint while providing a beautiful remembrance of your wedding day with a thumb print tree. This version is handpainted by the couple, but there are many different styles available for purchase online. {Photo via Groom Sold Separately}


Fun Activity

cootie catcher guestbook alternative

Cootie Catcher Guestbook

Guests can return to their childhood while answering fun questions about the couple. This cootie catcher design is provided by Darling Girl Paper.

guestbook alternative puzzle

Guestbook Puzzle

Guestbook puzzles provide a fun activity for the newly married couple, reading notes from family and friends as they assembly the puzzle. This wooden puzzle design was created by Bella Puzzles.

guest book alternative mad libs

Mad Libs Guestbook

Remember mad libs? How cool to recreate that fun for your guests, and later for you as you read their creations. Photo by Paperbliss Designs.


Cool Things to Sign

signed records guestbook alternative

Vintage Records

For music lovers, old records can be a fun guestbook. Choose favorite albums or genres of music. Signed records can even be displayed at home. {Photo via Style Me Pretty}

signed monogram guestbook alternative

Oversized Monogram

Select classic black and white, or letters and pens in your wedding colors. These letters are by Route 17 West Weddings.

guest book alternative bench


Have guests sign something that will definitely go home with you. A garden bench or table can be treated and sealed, keeping your guest wishes and notes safe. {Photo via Bliss Weddings Boston}

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You and Imbue You Wedding}




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