Guest Book Ideas That Go Beyond Paper and Pen

Your guests will be surprised in the best way possible when you ask them to leave their names and well-wishes on one of these alternatives to the traditional guest book.
by Amanda Casertano
Alternatives To The Traditional Guest Book
photo by Alicia Lucia

The guest book is one of those wedding details that with a bit of creativity (even if you've waited until last minute) can be an easy way to add in something that’s special and personalized. We rounded up some of the most creative guest book ideas for a fresh take on this wedding essential that you'll want to keep forever and even display in your home. Replicate what these real couples did, or get inspired for your own creative ideas.

1. A Wine Bottle Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas Wine

FromA Vintage Barn Wedding in Bonney Lake, WA

2. A Vintage Photo Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas Photo
photo by PAPER ANTLER

FromA Low-Key Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

3. A Sealed Envelope Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas Envelope

From: A Four Seasons St. Louis Wedding in St. Louis, Missouri

4. A Yearbook-Style Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas
photo by ERIN L. TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY

From: A Colorful DIY Wedding at the Historic Rice Mill in Charleston, South Carolina

5. An Eco-Friendly Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas Plants
photo by ALICIA LUCIA PHOTOGRAPHY

FromA Relaxed Southwestern Wedding at Gutierrez-Hubbell House in Albuquerque, New Mexico

6. An Old-School Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas Vintage

From: A Romantic Shabby Chic Wedding in Malibu, California

7. A Storybook Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas
photo by Amalie Orrange Photography

FromAn Americana-Inspired Wedding at Isola Farms in Groveland, Florida

8. A Musical Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas
photo by NAOMI WONG PHOTOGRAPHY

From: A Retro, Hawaii-Themed Wedding at National Tropical Botanical Garden in Poipu, Hawaii

9. An Artistic Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas

FromAn Intimate Beachfront Destination Wedding in Kahuku, Hawaii

10.  A Branded Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas

From: A Pineapple-Filled Wedding at the Caribbean Resort in Islamorada, Florida

11. A Lock-and-Key Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas
photo by PAPER ANTLER

FromA Low-Key Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania

12. An Interactive Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas
photo by Rachelle Rawlings Photography

FromA Modern Black-and-White Wedding at Station 3 in Houston, Texas

13. A Surfboard Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas

From: A Romantic Hawaiian Wedding in Kapalua, Hawaii

14. A Quilted Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas

From: A Fiesta-Style Wedding in Scottsville, Virginia

15. A Framed Guest Book

Creative Guest Book Ideas

From: Framebridge


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