Wedding Guest Book Ideas


Mother of the Bride, have your daughter and her beloved decided on what kind of guest book they’d like the wedding guests to sign yet? Years ago (when we got married!), there weren’t a lot of options where guest books were concerned, but today the guest book decision isn’t as straightforward as it once was.

Yes, MOB, the choices for wedding guest books have broadened considerably. Why not brainstorm some possible approaches with your bride-to-be?

Here are some ideas to get you started:

1.     *The traditional guest-book only sign-in.  This is the small book (maybe 5×7) used exclusively on wedding day to sign guests in as they arrive for the ceremony or reception.

2.     *The traditional wedding record/memory book. This book is larger (9×13 or so) and includes pages for everything from the couple’s first date to where they honeymoon. Several sign-in pages for the wedding are included as well as pages for showers, gifts, etc. (My daughters both used this method, and I, in fact, gave them their special record books as Christmas gifts when they were planning their weddings.)

3.     *A photo guest book designed by the couple through a site like Shutterfly.This type of guest book adds a real personal touch since it features the couple’s engagement photos. (See info and link below for a free offer if this option interests your daughter.)

4.     *A large framed photo or piece of art with guests signing the mat that surrounds it. This option allows the couple to daily enjoy the memories of their big day and the people who joined them for it.

5.     *A guest book quilt, hanging and ready for guests to sign. What a keepsake treasure this would be!

Possibilities abound with a little creative thought. Some help from Pinterest can come in handy, too, right? If you’d like to see a few more options, check out my Weddings—This and That board on Pinterest. Have fun brainstorming with your girl, MOB!

*Don’t miss this: FREE 8×11 guestbook from Shutterfly for a limited time only while supplies last. Great offer!

*What other great guest book ideas have you seen?

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