If you’re looking for some creative DIY wedding guest book alternative ideas, you’ve come to the right place!
There are a few wedding keepsakes you get to take with you from your wedding. Maybe you’ll press some flowers from your bouquet, flip through your album of wedding photos, and enjoy that slice of wedding cake you froze for your anniversary. And your wedding guest book is one of those keepsakes, too, although it usually ends up getting packed away and forgotten. To be honest, the format of a traditional wedding guest book is a little bland. And that’s so unfortunate, as the memories of your friends and family and their messages of well-wishes for you are so special.
But not to worry! This is your wedding, and you don’t need to be stuck with a boring wedding guest book that will be shoved away and forgotten over the years. We have some creative DIY wedding guest book alternative ideas that will keep these memories alive and on display for years to come!
Our first couple of unique DIY wedding guest book ideas are especially ideal if music is a big part of your life as a couple. You might even choose music to be your wedding theme! Instead of a traditional wedding book, think of an album or a few that are your favorites as a couple. You could have your guests either sign the records themselves or the matting around the record in a frame. Then frame them and hang them up for a stylish and meaningful decor feature in your new home together! Alternatively, you can use a record of the song you choose for your first dance which can also be extra meaningful.
Another DIY wedding guest book alternative idea that’s excellent for a music-loving couple is to have your guests sign an acoustic guitar. This guitar can then become an attractive, useful, and memorable feature in your home.
If you’re a fun-loving couple who enjoys hosting game nights with your friends, the next couple of DIY wedding guest book alternative ideas might be just for you! First, one of our favorite wedding guest book alternatives is super easy to accomplish. Instead of pages in a guest book, have your guests sign individual Jenga blocks! These could be oversized backyard-style blocks or the original indoor size. You then have not only an easy group game when hosting people in your home, but all the lovely memories that come with each block.
Do you love puzzles? Then a DIY wedding guest book puzzle might be just for you! This wedding book alternative idea is unique, cute, and fun. Simply create a personalized puzzle using a website that prints them with a lovely message or an engagement picture. Then instruct your guests to sign either the front or back of the pieces. It could even become a nice tradition for you and your spouse-to-be to put the puzzle together on your anniversary and let it bring back memories of your special day. While sharing a bottle of wine, of course.
Our next few DIY wedding book alternative ideas are perfect for jet-setting couples. Do you two love to travel together, or plan on traveling together in the future? Shop for a gorgeous globe and have all your guests sign it. This globe will be a reflection of your wanderlust as a couple for your guests, and it will also be a lovely display in your home office or coffee table. It will also be a reminder not to let the routine of life make you forget your travel dreams!
If you’re a globe-trotting couple but don’t have space for a globe, consider using a world map as a DIY wedding guest book alternative! There are plenty of styles of world maps to suit any personal decor tases from simple monochromatic varieties to intricate and antique-looking maps. Choose whatever style fits your decor best. Then simply have your guests sign their names and congratulatory messages on the map itself or in the margins if they are large enough. You can either hang it up in your home in a frame after the wedding, or you could even use this map to pin flags of the places you go together as a married couple. Starting with the honeymoon, of course!
Last but not least for a world-traveling couple, another excellent idea for a DIY wedding guest book alternative is to use postcards. The postcards can either be that of the location of your wedding, of your favorite places you’ve traveled together as a couple, or the places you plan to travel as a married couple. Either way, the postcards will be a great way to give your guests plenty of space to write a meaningful message and a lot of fun for you to look through later. Bonus points for cuteness if you decorate an old mailbox and place it on the table next to the postcards. When your guests are finished writing their messages they can put the postcards in the mailbox. How fun is that!?
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