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The traditional wedding guest book idea was used to collect the names and addresses of guests so that newlyweds would have an up to date address book.  The wedding couple would then have  a current address book of their guests so that they could send thank you notes. 

Today, the book is used to collect best wishes, helpful words of encouragement, and funny quotes from guests. Those couples looking for a unique or different way to collect these messages have several excellent choices to consider.

A Unique Wedding Guest Book Idea - Have a Frame for Signing

One excellent option is to have an engagement photo of the wedding couple placed in a frame surrounded by an ivory or white matte and have guests sign the matte.  This frame becomes an awesome memento to remind the bride and groom of all who attended and their best wishes for the wedding couple.

A Unique Wedding Guest Book Idea - Have a Platter for Signing

Another non-traditional way is to have wedding guests sign a platter with a special type of pen to create a fun keepsake.  Most  of these platters come with detailed instructions so the signatures will be preserved for many years to come.  Also, you can re-use the platter the wedding couple’s future anniversary party.

Cards and Cookie Jars

Another option you can use instead of a traditional wedding guestbook is A Wedding Couple Cookie Jar.  Have your guests write down their best wishes on some cards you provide and then place them in the cookie jar.  Once the best wishes have been put away, this container makes an ideal cookie jar.

Message in a Glass Jar

A fantastic idea for couples who are trying to keep wedding costs under control, a glass jar is decorated with the wedding theme and then themed cards are placed beside the jar with instructions.  The wedding guests sign the cards and drop their best wishes into the glass jar.  These cards make a great keepsake and the glass jar can then be re-used in the home as a candy dish, vase, etc.  Decorations for the jar can be purchased at a dollar store and cards can either be purchased or made.

Use any of the above wedding guestbook ideas or use a little creativity and create your own unique wedding guestbook that fits your personality.