I didn’t initially want a guestbook. I figured if we had the traditional guestbook, with pages of our engagement photos and blank pages for guests to sign, it would just end up collecting dust in the closet. I want to display our wedding album after the wedding, not a book of engagement photos with signatures, after all. And I thought it a better idea to have guests say their sweet words in a video form, to be included in our wedding film from Evermoore Films.
Mr. Sugar Cube wanted a guestbook, though. And of the handful of suggestions/ideas and requests he’s had, I’ve wanted to make them happen. So naturally I looked into alternative guestbooks, something different to the traditional and something that would be easy to utilize in the home after the wedding (I’ve come to realize how much I’m liking double-duty and practical things). I didn’t want something traditional like a mat for a picture frame filled with signatures, though, or the thumbprint guestbook (they’re nice, just not for us). I wanted something that we could display and/or use in our home, something that would be seen every day, and something that could incorporate part of our love story or be a reflection of us if possible.
I thought of and found some great alternatives—a guitar, a bench, or a table that we could seal and use in an entryway, serving trays, Jenga pieces, a map depicting the locations involved in our love story (there’s quite a few), a paint-by-numbers type canvas art.