5 New Guest Book Ideas for Your Wedding Reception

Forget boring guest books. These 5 creative ideas will have your wedding guests clamoring to pen their names.
by The Knot
  1. Children's Book Guest Book

    photo by Jennifer Lindberg Weddings
    Here's your chance to make up for all those years your mom wouldn't let you write in your books. Pick a favorite picture book from your childhood (or one that represents your relationship) and have guests sign a page.
  2. Mad Libs Guest Book

    photo by Cheyenne Schultz Photography
    For another childhood throw-back, let your wedding guests fill in the blanks with a Mad Libs-inspired guest book. Create your own at WordLibs.com/create.
  3. Typewriter Guest Book

    photo by Jonathan Canlas Photography
    Give your guest book a vintage twist by setting out a few antique typewriters for wedding guests to tap out a message. Later, you can bind the pages together to create a book of sweet notes from your family and friends.
  4. Vintage Postcard Guest Book

    photo by Leigh Miller Photography
    Collect enough pretty vintage postcards (look online at sites like OldPostcards.com or on eBay) for each guest to write you a message, then set out pens and a “mailbox” for them to leave the cards in.
  5. Vinyl Record Guest Book

    photo by Studio Capture
    Embrace your love of music with an authentic vinyl record (available at most thrift stores) wedding guest book. Set out permanent markers in metallic colors for guests to sign with.
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