Wedding guestbook alternatives for creative couples

Many brides want something other than the traditional wedding guest book look. For those, there are a number of creative ways  and   unique wedding guest book alternatives to capture the memory of all the wedding guests who help you celebrate your extraordinary wedding day.

If you are the DIY type you may want to try making your own wedding guest book like our DIY Shadow Box Wedding Guest BookAnother unique wedding guest book idea is to have your wedding guests color in a cartoon character wedding guest book  

Here are some wedding guestbook alternatives for creative couples, from Offbeat Bride: By 

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Over the years of Offbeat Bride, we’ve seen some really unique guest books that step WAY outside the lines of empty book and pens left on a table. If you’re looking for a way to personalize your wedding even more check out this guestbook alternatives round-up…

Instruments as guestbooks


Instruments make awesome guest books. We’ve seen guitars and drums put to good use as guestbooks, but this is our first blue french horn guestbook. Uploaded to the OBB Flickr pool bymarlasinger84, she explains that this horn was covered in silver signatures and it’s future home is their mantle.
Typewriter guestbook
 guestbook table
These have been popping up all over the place. Perfect for vintage-style weddings to set the old-timey tone from the very beginning.

Guestbook trees

Branches sticking out a glass vase provided an easy way to make a tree. Flickr member lutra98685uploaded this to the OBB pool and explained that their guests hung fall “leaves” for everyone to sign and then hang. The sign is a piece of log that was painted with chalkboard paint. “A fun idea for any teacher.”

Guestbook banner

Our guest"book"

You could have your guests sing something like banner flags, or these letters that spelled out Flickr member outommyboychick’s last name, who said, “Now we can hang up our wedding ‘guestbook’ when we finally get a house.”

Wishing rock guestbook and variations there of

Our Shell Guestbook

Flickr member nurse_jenie uploaded this to the OBB Flickr pool and explains, “The signed seashells in that vase were our guest book at our ‘wedding shower/going away/pre-elopement party.’ Ever heard of a wishing rock guestbook? We had wishing sea shells.”

Guestbook poster

Jessica signing the guestboard

Find a poster of some special significance or a photo of the two of you surrounded by large matting for your guests to sign. Then once it’s done you can hang it up in your home.


The Guestbook(board)

Along the same lines of the guestbook poster is this guestboard. Just put up a blank piece of poster board for your guests to sign and decorate as they wish. You’ll never know what you’ll end up with.



Your photobooth can double as your guest book as long as you ad a chalk board or a dry-erase board as something to write a message on.
Polaroid guestbook

I used one of these guest books at my wedding and it was a hit. The guests loved it as much as I did and to this day I still flip through it laughing my ass off at the silly pictures and corresponding messages.

Personal card guestbook

we dont need no stinking guestbook

Sometimes what you want to say isn’t either easy or appropriate to write in a book that everyone and their MOM can read through. The note on the table reads: “In lieu of a guest book please select a card from the table and share you thoughts, wishes and advice. Place in an envelope for Meaghan and Joe to save for a rainy day.”
I could see this being perfect if you guys are into some kind of ball-sport.