If you’re planning a wedding theme from a bygone era, consider having guests type their messages on a vintage typewriter, instead of using a pen and paper. Place a sheet of paper in the typewriter (with a basket nearby containing extra sheets), include a sign with instructions, and let guests type away.
Photo Booth Guest Book
One of my favorite guest books is also a wedding favor — the photo-booth guest book. If you’re planning to have a photo booth at your wedding, have two photos printed out: one for guests to take home as a favor, and one to be placed in your guest book. On your guest- book table, include scrapbook photo-adhesive stickers, pens, and a blank photo album with space for a short message or caption. Instruct guests to place their photos in the album using the stickers, sign their names, and include a caption. After the event, you’ll have a beautiful wedding-day scrapbook containing hilarious visuals from throughout the festivities, group photos, and candid moments captured by guests, along with heartfelt messages.
Gather stones, clean them up, and place them at your guest-book table. In lieu of a book, guests will each write his or her name on a stone with permanent marker. Have guests put the signed stones in a galvanized tub or bucket for you to transport home. Place the stones throughout your garden for a lovely memory of the day.
My favorite is the typewriter guest book. This option adds to the ambiance of your event and eliminates the “what does that say” factor when you’re reviewing your keepsakes. You’ll also have more options when selecting a album cover to store your guest’s messages.