Tired of the same old guest books and want to do something different at your wedding? One idea that’s become extremely popular is signing a matted frame. The great thing about this option is that you can hang the memory in your wall rather than just put it away in the attic!
The Spring/Summer 2011 issue had some AWESOME guest book alternative ideas. Here are five of them:
“1. Leave out vitage postcards (of your wedding site or honeymoon destination) for your guests to write on and ‘mail.'” (Paint a mailbox a color from your wedding scheme and place it on the same table).
“2. Cut a cross section from a thick log, paint the middle and let guests ‘carve’ a heartfelt message.” The photo in The Knot has a nearby tag instructing guests to “Log In”. Cute!
We’ve already talked a little about this one. “3. Set up a Man Men-esque typewriter and a sign instructing guests to click away. Then organize all the notes in a binder.”
“4. Bring out the kid in everyone with a stack of customized Mad Libs.” Great idea!
“5. Ask Grandma to sew a special quilt and leave out fabric pens for guests. Hang your new personalized blanket on the wall at home as a tapestry.” Obviously, you could purchase a quilt if no one close to you sews! Or, you could leave out the fabric swatches to be signed and then hire someone to make them into a quilt.
I love all of these ideas. In my friend Mary’s wedding, she had a huge print of a tree with empty branches and a green inkpad. Each guest was to make their thumbprint on a branch and sign their name by it! By the end, it made a huge family tree of all their guests and became a lovely keepsake that they can display in their home. I don’t know where they g0t the idea, but it was charming!
Have you seen any unique guest sign-in ideas??