Creative Guest Books
If you’ve ever read through someone’s guest book, you’ll notice that most of the entries are pretty repetitive: “Congrats, we’re so happy for you!” etc. We’ve rounded up some more creative ideas for guest books that would be a little more interesting to read through later. Here’s a roundup of our favorite ideas:
#1. Wishing Tree. Put beautiful branches such as cherry blossom, manzanita, or magnolia branches in a pot. Make cards with ribbons attached and ask guests to write their well wishes or advice and hang the cards on the branches. via mydiyweddingday
#2. Postcards/Mailbox. Provide postcards of the city or state where your wedding is held. Ask guests to sign the backs, then slip them into a mailbox. Perfect for a travel-themed wedding! via Martha Stewart.
#3. Framed Poster.We la-la-love this idea. Frame a sweet poster or a picture of yourselves and have guests sign the mat. You can get this exact poster from SparklePower on Etsy. we met in a bar.
#4. Fingerprints Tree. This is such a sweet and unique idea! Draw a tree with lots of empty branches on a poster, then put up a sign asking guests to “leaf” a fingerprint and sign their name. See more photos here!
#5. Typewriter. It’s not a new idea anymore, but we still love vintage typewriters as guestbooks. Provide some direction, like asking guests to share some words of wisdom, and you’ll get more interesting responses.
#6. Photobooth/Chalkboards. Hang a patterned cloth or create a backdrop to serve as your photobooth. Provide chalkboards and chalk and leave a sign instructing guests to write a message and take a picture with it. You’ll get sweet pictures that showcase your guests’ personalities! via welovelaughkiss.
#7. Polaroid Guestbook. Another spin-off of the photobooth guestbook is to have guests take Polaroids of themselves, mount them in a book, and sign next to their photo.
#8. Dirty Laundry. Write instructions on a detergent bottle asking guests to “air out your dirty laundry” by writing funny stories about the two of you on cards shaped like pieces of clothing. Then clip the cards onto a clothesline–what a fun idea! via Bridal Inquirer.
Other ideas include a time capsule, fill in the blank pages, signed plates, quilts, and even surfboards
Sliders and fries, cakepops, cupcakes, miniature grilled cheese and tomato soup shooters, pigs in a blanket… these comfort food minis are huge in the wedding catering world right now. Each are delicious, adorable and easy for your guests to pop in their mouth while sipping cocktails or in between breaking it down on the dance floor. Remember… You can make it your own! What is your favorite food? What did you eat on your first date? Or is there something that is made locally where your wedding is taking place. Brainstorm with your fiance/fiancee, your planner and your catering manager….I would love to hear what you come up with!
Well-known caterer Peter Callahan’s book, Bite by Bite: 100 Stylish Little Plates You Can Make For Any Party is making the rounds on wedding blogs, Pinterest, and across the wedding industry…it’s an incredible visual inspiration for your wedding menu BUT you don’t always have to be the unique, creative, trendsetting bride…these are great ideas to use just as they are! Personally, the mini-tequila and mini-taco combo is right up my alley- my husband LOVES Patron Tequila and I cannot get enough of Mexican food. Do you think Peter Callahan would ship some of those to my house?