Guest Book Ideas
Everyone has a guestbook at their wedding, but people don't always sign it, the book gets put away and never seen again, or you don't remember who signed it so here are a few ideas to turn your guest book into a unique keepsake.
Here is a wonderful idea for a beautiful and creative alternative to the standard guest book: Purchase a silver serving tray to be placed on a table by the door at your reception. As guests arrive, have them 'sign' the tray using an engraving pen or engraving tool. These engraving products can be purchased at most hardware stores usually for about $15 - $24. In the end, you'll have a precious and beautiful keepsake serving tray covered in the signatures of your wedding guests. Display it in your china cabinet and pull it out for use on those extra special occasions.
- A white linen tablecloth and matching napkins can be signed with an indelible marker. On each occasion you set your table, you'll have your wedding guests dining with you. If you're ambitious, later you can embroider over the signatures, using thread colors matching those of either your dining room or wedding bouquet.
- Ask your friends and family to sign a mat board that you will later tastefully frame along with a photograph of yourself and your new husband. As an unconventional form of remembering your guests, the signatures can be mounted in your new home.
- In Asian cultures, wedding guests sign a piece of silk with a permanent marker. This, too, makes an unforgettable decoration to hang in your home.
Have a special wedding quilt made that can be signed on one side during the reception.
- If you and your husband-to-be are sports enthusiasts, consider having your guests sign a basketball, golf club bag, tennis skirt or shorts, or running wear. Let your imagination run wild as to the item of your choice.
If your wedding is planned for the holiday season, request that each of your guests bring a small, signed ornament that you can hang on your Christmas tree for years to come.
- Have a special 12-month calendar made for the year of your wedding. Ask each family member and friend to sign on the date of their birthday. This not only is a memento of your wedding and its date, but you'll remember their birthdays, too!
- Take an engagement picture, blow it up and put a large matte around it, set it up on an easel with a marker attached to it for people to sign(works great having it next to the buffet so everyone has to sign it before getting food). After the wedding, you can frame it where you have a picture with all your guests name on it!
- Assign a guest or friend to take a Polaroid picture of your guests entering your reception. The guests will then sign the picture and it will be placed on a page in the guest book - that way you never forget who they were-even if you do have a good memory you might forget in 50 years. Great Keepsake! Click Here To Order your Album & Supplies Today
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