The days of the traditional guest book (with actual pages) are fading. The concept, however, isn’t going anywhere — just changing format. From date night suggestions to signed artwork for your walls, postcards and love locks, couples are making modern day “guest books” oh-so-personal and more clever than ever.
Here are 10 cool alternatives that’ll take you back to your special day for years:
LOCKED ON YOU: What better way to commemorate solidifying your love for each other than paying homage to the place where lovers from all over the world make wishes for their future, Paris’ Pont des Arts bridge (Paris’ love-lock bridge)?
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: We are seriously gushing over this global guest book. Have guests simply sign wherever, or have them sign in their favorite spot they’ve traveled, OR where they wish you will travel together as a couple. Then you are obligated to see them all, right?
SINGING THE RIGHT TUNE: Signing vinyls is a hip alternative for a music-loving duo.
A LIFE WELL BUILT: How adorable are these signed Jenga pieces? What fun you’ll have pulling out the game and rediscovering well wishes with every move for years down the road.
WARMED IN LOVE: When you’re fixin’ to cozy up on the couch together in the coming days, no doubt your guest book blankie will be your favorite throw to cuddle with.
FAMILY TREE: Check out Etsy for endless “family tree” esque murals and creations for a guest book option, all of which are relatively inexpensive.
COASTERS: We had these at our wedding, and I have to say, we love using them only to discover who they’re from from and what words of wisdom they impart.
POSTCARDS FROM PALS: Have your guests share greetings on postcards. Then, someone in your wedding party can mail them to you gradually throughout your first year of marriage. Who doesn’t die for love notes in the mail?
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE: You’ll never be stumped for what to do on future date nights with countless ideas from your loved ones.
LOVE’S A HOME RUN: Are you two sports super fans? Set out your favorite equipment for your guests’ John Hancocks.