13 gorgeous guest "book" ideas your wedding needs

Because a standard guest book is so traditional and shows mounds of personality, am I right?

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  • There are loads of ways to personalize your wedding. A quick search on the Internet certainly proves you can do almost anything from wisdom tooth engagement rings to Lego engagement pictures While you may not be up for wearing a wedding ring with your partner's DNA inside of it, having a unique guest book is a simple way to add personality. Several brides have done just that, making the regular blah guest book into something truly memorable.

  • Where's Waldo? Keep in touch with everyone from your wedding by having them sign in with their name and addresses in an address book. Add some personal touches with a typography cover or photos of the happy couple. Several vendors on Etsy have some unique designs that are worth taking a look at.

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  • Before "death do us part" Ever run short on ideas for your bucket list? Have your guests sign in with their name and a few ideas for the new couple for a life to-do list that doubles as a guest book. Win-win.

  • Such a good idea as an alternative to a guest book at your wedding. #weddingbucketlist, #exquisiteoccasions, #torontoweddingplanner, #gtaweddings

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  • It's Jenga time This idea is one that's gotten quite popular but for good reason. Guests can write quotes, tongue-in-cheek comments or bits of advice on Jenga pieces for the couple to read over while playing.

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  • Drop-top lovin' This frame lets you see all the actual pieces of advice your guests write throughout the night of your wedding. After the big party, hang it up in your home to always be reminded of who helped share your special day.

  • It's the first day of the The National Wedding Show, visit our stand E20 to see all of our Drop Top Guest Books, including our new designs #weddingcompetition

    Posted by The Wedding Tree Company on Saturday, October 24, 2015
  • Let's fiesta Through the night, have your guests sign names and write pieces of advice to put into your anniversary piñata. One year after the big day, smash open the piñata and read what your guests wrote!

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  • Oh, the places we'll go Have everyone at the reception sign a stack of postcards to mail to you later on in the year. You'll be able to receive memories from your reception you might have missed, all on the back of a cute and personalized card.

  • Огромный #outgoing Официальные😉📮 #mailinspiration #postcards #postcrossing #sendmoremail

    A photo posted by Helga 🌿 (@mailinspiration) on

  • Date nights for days Let your guests do the work for you when it comes to date night. Place a large jar with popsicle sticks (or strips of paper) in lieu of a guest book. At the end of the night, you'll have dozens and dozens of great ideas to try out through the years.

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  • Snuggle up, darlings Any couple who is looking forward to picnics and cuddling should have their guests sign quilt squares to be made into a couple's quilt.

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  • Vintage love letters

  • Writing down a cute quote about love or tried and true advice is much more romantic when typed out on a typewriter. Frame your favorites and periodically switch them out for a guest book that doubles as home decor.

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  • Chop, chop! For the couple that loves to cook (or eat) a personalized cutting board makes and excellent gift … and guest book. Have friends and family write a message on the back of the board for a stellar keepsake.

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  • If you and your partner are a fan of a specific board game, have guests sign the various pieces for a walk down memory lane every game night. A game like Monopoly has loads of pieces that would be great for wedding parties with a larger guest list.

  • slava slava #monopoly & #cake 💓😊🎲🍰 #vsco

    A photo posted by Ана Старчевић (@prekidistvarnostii) on

  • Finger flowers Let your guests "sign" their name by adding their fingerprint onto a canvas. You can asks your friends and family to create a bouquet of "finger flowers" or "finger leaves" on a tree with their prints. After the reception, frame the canvas for your future home.

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  • For the wanderlusters For the globetrotting couple, a globe for your guests to sign is the way to go. It will be something you'll actually look at more than a traditional guest book (and it totally fits your personalities).

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  • As an added bonus, most of these gifts double as a present you give yourself at the end of your reception: a creative way to play Jenga or frame a piece of art your friends and family created.

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Emily is putting her English and Humanities degree to use editing and writing all over the world. Trying to see all 7 world wonders (while visiting as many countries as she can in between), Emily loves wandering alleyways, beautifully photographed food, stumbling upon impromptu flea and food markets. She can usually be found camera in hand, munching on a street food and never has her headphones out of reach.

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