I am not a fan of the traditional guestbook.
Image via My Dream Wedding
Luckily, I have seen so many fun and creative ideas for ways to record guests’ attendance. I am having a hard time choosing one that I like best!
Thumbprint trees (also cute when the person signs the thumbprint):
Image via Wedzu
A signature frame:
Image via Wedding by Color
Adding signatures to a poster with your wedding date and info and a colorful graphic:
Image via Martha Stewart Weddings
To get away from framed paper, you could ask for advice:
Image via Marry This
Or maybe just forget the paper completely and have guests sign Jenga blocks instead?
Or how about a bench?!
Image via Mrs. Sand Dollar on Weddingbee
We won’t be able to do anything too large, like a bench, as we won’t be able to get it back home from Texas to NYC! (Kind of a bummer, because I think the bench is really neat—and I have since learned that this is actually the one Mrs. Sand Dollar made for her wedding!)
So, to keep it simple but still a little different, I think I will go for something that is kind of a mash-up of the signature frame and the poster, like a cool print that everyone can sign. I really like the idea of being able to hang it on our wall afterward.
This print is the front-runner at the moment:
Print by thebigharumph on Etsy
I’ve asked if the seller can make the print on a larger paper size in order to have enough room for everyone to sign around it, and that is definitely possible. I also like that it incorporates our wedding location but isn’t overtly wedding-y. Mr. C and I are not fans of creating a “wedding altar” at home. (You know what I’m talking about!)
What do you think? And what are you planning to do for your guestbook?