Mr. AC and I try to be different. When it comes to our wedding, we want people to think about some of the unique angles and want them to be impressed (who doesn’t right?!). Lately, guestbooks have been on my mind. I actually never really understood guestbooks. In 20 years, am I really going to forget who came to my wedding? I think guestbooks have really evolved from a record of who attended the wedding, to a way to offer the bride and groom advice or a guest’s thoughts. You don’t have to be traditional when it comes to guestbooks.
With that idea in mind, Mr. AC and I plan to embrace the guestbook idea and find a cool way to incorporate it into the wedding! I have been hunting on the web for inspiration, and I have seen some really cool guestbooks here on the ‘bee.
Check some of the inspiration out:
This idea by the amazing Mrs. Lovebug stole my heart – she decided to use a vintage typewriter and the “guest notes” were thrown in the waste basket.
This idea by the awesome Mrs. Emerald is neat – she decided to use her awesome engagement photos and turned them into a book to be signed. I also saw this idea on Snippet & Ink and was floored by the idea. This couple saved artifacts from their relationship and created $25 blurb book. How awesome is this? If only Mr. AC and I had hung on to everything!
This wedding has been talked about EVERYWHERE, but it is just too incredible not to mention. I love how this bride (from Oh My Deer) incorporated doilies as her guest book.
This wedding from Snippet & Ink used their own photobooth and Polaroids. They used the chalkboards to write messages and put these into a book.
This idea has also stolen my heart. I found it on the awesome Brooklyn Bride Blog. The idea is to use a Rolodex and to have people write message on lovely address cards. Vintage Glam Blog has a great DIY for this. Check that out here.
We have a few very talented woodworking friends. Mr. AC is hoping one will take on the project for us!
What are you planning for your guestbook? What are some of the coolest guestbooks that you have seen?