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12 Unique Wedding Guestbook Ideas

From time to time, I take a break from wedding trends and bring you some advice on original things you can for your wedding and it felt like it was time to do it again. The guestbook is standard at weddings and has been done mostly only one way. Nowadays though, as people strive to be more original in every element of their wedding, there are many ways to make your wedding unique, including your guestbook. Here are some very interesting wedding guestbook ideas that will make your day memorable for you and your guests.

1.) Tree You can make this tree many ways. One way it to draw a bare tree with branches and have blank pieces of paper in the shape of a leaf, so guests can write a note and post it to the tree. Or, you could have paint available, so you guests can leave a thumbprint of a leaf on the tree branches along with their note. These make for lovely pieces of art to display in your home as newlyweds.

courtesy of stylempretty.com

2.) Furniture Having guests sign a piece of furniture to add to your home is a great way to begin your life together. It also makes for a sweet momento that you can actually use everyday for years to come. There’s nothing quite like sitting in the chair that is from your wedding to bring back the happiness of that day.

courtesy of casasugar.com

3.) Notes for Each Anniversary Ask your guests to leave notes for you to read on each of your anniversaries according to their table number. For instance, guests at table 5 will leave you messages for your 5th anniversary. This makes for a sweet, memorable way to ring in each anniversary and it’s also something you can look forward to every year.

courtesy of stylempretty.com

4.) Bottle of Champagne Choose your favorite bottle of champagne or wine. Have guests sign it and keep it for a special anniversary. You can display it in your house until you break it open for you 10th, 25th or maybe even your 50th anniversary. Once it’s empty, you can still display it. Just add some sand to weigh it down and use as a piece of decor.

5.) Polaroids You may have seen this in our other post. It’s a cool way to make guestbooks more fun for your guests and fun for you to go through as well. You’ll see how creative your guests truly are and you’ll have even more photos from your day to treasure.

courtesy of weddingwindow.com

6.) Typewriter Lindsey actually did this for her own wedding. It was fun writing a message with it, too. For a vintage wedding, bring back the classic typewriter for some fun for your guests and for something vintage to display in your house.

7.) Calendar Have guests write a note on the date of their birthday in a calendar for the next year. So, the following year you will have a kind note at least once a week and you are guaranteed to never forget anyone’s birthday.

8.) Puzzle Choose a large puzzle of a painting you both love or perhaps a photo of you two and have it made into a puzzle. Then, ask guests to sign a piece of the puzzle. You can then keep the pieces in a vase and use it as table decor or you can piece the puzzle together and frame it for wall art. You’ll have fun piecing it together or just picking a few out of the vase from time to time.

9.) Engraved Photo Frame You may have also seen this one in my other post. If you want to show off your guestbook in your house, have guests engrave a message on a photo frame. Once you have your wedding photos, hang one up in the frame for a lovely reminder of your wedding day.

10.) Postcards This one is especially great for a destination wedding. Ask guests to write their note for you on a postcard. You can easily put these in photo frames or just tie them up in a ribbon and bring them out on your anniversary. For even more fun, ask your guests to take one from the wedding and mail it to you sometime during the first year of your marriage.

courtesy of oh-lovely-day.com

11.) Jenga Make this game even more fun by turning it into a guestbook. It will be your first game together as newlyweds and it will always bring fond memories and fun each time you play it.

12.) Corks or Stones These are both easily signed by guests and makes for great vase fillers, so they can easily be used as decor. Like the puzzle pieces, you can also pick them out and read them whenever you feel like it.


If you want your wedding to be unique, make as many elements of your wedding as original as possible. Hopefully these ideas can give you some inspiration and point you in the creative direction.



other photos courtesy of pinterest.com

  • Barn Weddings - October 24, 2011 - 10:33 pm

    All were very nice idea, but I loved the jenga and puzzle theme for guestbook.ReplyCancel

  • fiona - January 16, 2012 - 3:06 am

    i like video guest books like the one above from Me-Tv which I have booked for my wedding in 2013- a fabulous keepsake to watch back over the years and see the faces and hear the special wishes from loved ones. Much more personal and sentimental than any other guest book idea – one to show the kids! Great fun for guests too and one less thing for me to worry about – (not getting the chance on the day to speak to everyone)ReplyCancel

  • maria dye - January 21, 2012 - 7:47 pm

    where do i buy the wine cork guest signingReplyCancel

  • dennis - January 30, 2012 - 4:12 pm

    love your site!ReplyCancel

  • ran ban sunglasses - March 22, 2012 - 6:31 pm

    that is good idea,it is niceReplyCancel

  • Julia - April 29, 2012 - 6:42 am

    What I love about many of these is that they are something you will really want to keep forever, look back on and cherish. The post cards and the corks are adorable.ReplyCancel

  • dailydoseofeverything - May 8, 2012 - 10:21 pm

    I really like this one. Interesting! I will try this. ThanksReplyCancel

  • wow gold - May 20, 2012 - 2:16 pm

    It’s a nice post.ReplyCancel

  • María - June 21, 2012 - 2:09 am

    Ahhh I loved the chair!! You can have it forever and even sit in it. If I may, I recommend this site (cancionespararegalar.com) if you want to add some special music in your wedding or make the best and original gift ever. They do personalized songs with your instructions.ReplyCancel

  • rebecca - July 2, 2013 - 6:37 am

    My husband and I did the one with leaving notes. We had at least 35 tables. It’ll be really neat to open them and read what people wrote to us. But it’s so hard to not read ahead.ReplyCancel

  • bebe - June 22, 2016 - 6:36 am

    My husband and I did the one with leaving notes. We had at least 35 tables. It’ll be really neat to open them and read what people wrote to us. But it’s so hard to not read ahead.

    Se quiserem saber mais acessem: bebeReplyCancel

  • Johna6 - December 4, 2016 - 6:32 am

    It’ll also save a lot of cash and time for those on a budgegReplyCancel

  • HaroldGlots - January 30, 2017 - 5:56 am


    Great article, thank you for the informationReplyCancel

  • addictionlist - May 15, 2017 - 1:32 am

    All things are very interesting, idea of guestbook is very unique and idea of postcard is very unique for destination wedding.ReplyCancel

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