LOOKING FOR WEDDING GUESTBOOK
NEW IDEAS FOR PORTRAIT GUESTBOOKS,
SCRAPBOOK GUESTBOOKS AND MORE
your own wedding guestbooks and
very cheap wedding invitations
days, couples are straying away from tired wedding traditions and
looking to add something new and fresh to their wedding.
One way to
add a fun twist on an old custom is to use wedding guestbook
alternatives. New ideas like wedding guestbook scrapbooks or
wedding portrait guestbooks are becoming more and more popular.
different can bring a unique element to your wedding while still
keeping with your overall wedding style. Read on for our best ideas
for wedding guestbook alternatives and make your guestbook the ideal
keepsake from your wedding.
One idea for
creating a wedding guestbook scrapbook is to give guests the
opportunity to decorate a sheet of paper and then write their
comment on it. Lay out paper in multiple colors (perhaps the colors
from your wedding) with colored pencils, markers, stickers and
patterned scissors (that cut in lace or other patterns.) That way,
guests can put some personality into their guestbook comment and
give it a unique touch. Place a box or bowl on the table to hold
the papers and then place them into
a scrapbook later.
scrapbook type guestbook you can do involves a little more effort from
your guests and works well for small family centered events. When
you send out the wedding invitations, place and insert in the
invitation asking guests to bring along a picture that contains both
you and them (or your future spouse and the guest.) At the wedding
ceremony, have a blank book available and ask guests to paste the
photo into the guestbook with a little comment about when the
picture was taken or what you were doing together in the photo.
great wedding guestbook alternative is to let guests create mini
letters that you’ll later bind within an album or scrapbook. You
can do this by equipping a table with small pieces of paper in
various colors, similar sized envelopes and pens. Ask guests to
write their messages on the paper, seal them in the envelopes and
then place them into a glass hurricane or bowl. After the wedding,
have fun opening each note. Place the notes back into the open
envelopes and then affix the back of the envelope on a page in an
album (each page can hold 4 to 6 envelopes.)
A really popular
wedding guestbook alternative is to do a Polaroid portrait
guestbook. This works by allowing guests to photograph themselves
and then write a note to go with the picture. If you don’t think
that all of your guests would do it, have a friend go around
snapping the pictures. After your wedding, place all of the photos
and notes into an album.
Place a large white photo mat and a high quality black pen or marker
on a table. Ask guests to sign their messages to the photo mat.
During the wedding reception, have your photographer take a picture
of everyone at your wedding together. After the wedding, frame the
photo with the mat. You can also use a wedding portrait of you and
your new spouse as the photo in the frame.
You can place a
collection of postcards at each table and ask guests to write their
messages on the postcards. The cards themselves can contribute to
the theme of your wedding. For example, if you’re having a beach
wedding, you can place postcards with coastal scenes on the tables.
If you want to go really creative, there are photo website where you
can order postcards with any digital photo you choose. You can buy
collections of postcards or create your own online. After the
wedding is over, take the postcards and place them in an album.
blank books with decorative covers on each table at your reception.
Then guests can simply sign the book at their own table without
having to travel to a dedicated guestbook table. This idea works
especially well for large weddings with lots of guests.
Answer Wedding Guestbook Alternative
This is a really great way to get guests to put something memorable
in your wedding guestbook. Print through provoking questions on
thick sheets of paper and place them in a neat stack on a table.
Ask guests to choose a question and answer it on the back of the
card, putting the answered questions into a large glass bowl. Ask
guests questions like “what is your best memory with the bride or
groom?”, “what is the secret to a great marriage?” or “why do you
think the bride and groom are such a good match?”
Take some time to create interesting questions and you’re sure to
get some interesting answers. After your wedding is over, mount the
questions and answers into an album.
as a Wedding Guestbook
You can use almost any collectible object as an alternative to a
wedding guestbook. Guests can sign and add comments to large
stones, seashells or pieces of glass. Lay out the objects on a
table with fine point permanent markers and ask guests to write
their messages. Later, you can collect the objects and display them
in together in a glass hurricane at your home.
Remember, your wedding guestbook can be whatever you want it to be,
so have fun with it. Hopefully you’ve found some great wedding
guestbook alternatives here today.