Inside the Wedding Guest Book

Real brides on share what they found in their guest books. Sometimes guests like to take a little editorial license beyond the congrats and well wishes...

Sugar Daddy

"Our friend wrote, 'Congratulations, guys! Jon, if you screw up, buy her a KitchenAid mixer. Chicks love KitchenAid. Trust me.'" -- September'sbride

VIP Guest

"Our guest book has God signed in it. It looks as if someone started writing something along the lines of 'God bless you' and got distracted. But we prefer to think that God stopped by to sign our signature frame." -- Jojobrn

Scoreboard Book

"At my cousin's wedding, my grandpa used the guest book to tally up all the shrimp he ate during the cocktail hour. After making 63 tally marks, he circled it and wrote, 'Great party. Thanks!'" – Sandra

"Our most peculiar guest book signature was, 'Advice from Randy: Don't pet a burning dog.'" -- Anna

Bun in the Oven

"I went to my cousin's wedding, and one of her young nieces scribbled, 'I can't wait to see your new baby!' The bride was three months pregnant at the time, and very few people knew before that little note." -- SereJane


"I once wrote, 'Dear Aunt Sonya, you will be missed.' I scratched through it and wrote, 'Sorry, wrong hall. Congratulations.'" -- Brandy

Uninvited Guests

"Our wedding was at a public museum, and a couple we didn't know wrote, 'I don't know you, but your wedding looks awesome! Congratulations!'" -- Libby

Warning Label

"My uncle wrote, 'Take care of her. I'm not afraid of going back to jail, and I know people.'" -- Rachel

Spell Check

"The only wedding activity that my husband ever seems to care about is signing the guest book. He makes a beeline for it and signs the same thing every single time: 'Thanks for the mammaries.'" -- amj465

Solid Advice

"Someone wrote in our guest book, 'Shawn, remember to put the toilet seat up because Valerie's little, and she'll fall in!" -- Valerie

Fight Club

"My favorite entry is a Rita Rudner quote, 'I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life!'" -- Alison

Pickup Lines

"Someone wrote, 'I won't believe you're off the market until I see your long-form marriage certificate.'" -- Laurish

Get Crackin'

"'I signed your crack.' Yeah, it happened." -- Dolcet
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