Written by: Esri Cronje | Bruidsgids
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When it comes to a guestbook for your wedding, it is a detail that should be special, personalised and creatively designed to fit the newlyweds. The guestbook is a memento from your wedding that might be displayed in your home and will be cherished forever. Here are some alternative ideas for the perfect guestbook.
- A Wine Bottle Guestbook:
This guestbook alternative is ideal for the ‘foodie’ couple as it will give an authentic touch to your wedding. Place personalised labels on the bottle and give each guest a line to write their names on and a beautiful paper inside where they can write their desired message to the newlyweds. Later, you can open bottles on special occasions or your anniversaries to read the heartfelt messages and remind you of your wedding day.
- A Vintage Picture Guestbook:
With this idea of a guestbook, the guests can have some added fun on your wedding day. Introduce a photo booth to your wedding and turn it into your guestbook. Your guest can snap a few pictures and string them up inside a vintage picture frame for all to see. After the wedding, you can create a beautiful photo album with all the pictures of your loved ones.
- Go ‘Old-School’ Guestbook:
Guests always love an authentic touch to a wedding, so an alternative idea for your guestbook is an old-school typewriter. Ask your guests to type out some wedding advice or a loving message.
- Brand Your Guestbook:
For the more traditional couple, this is a fantastic alternative! Have a branded wooden book that corresponds with the theme of your wedding. Inside the book, your guests can write their message to the newlyweds and the book can be placed on the coffee table of the couple’s new home.
- The Interactive Guestbook:
Place a few boxes filled with post-it notes which have different statements printed on them per example; a fond memory of the couple or the best attributes of the couple. After filling in the notes, the guest can paste it in a file specially created for the wedding.
- A Framed Guestbook:
Here, the couple can choose their favourite picture together and place it in a beautiful frame that fits the wedding theme. Leave an extra-large border where your guests can write their special message.
- One-of-a-kind Artwork:
Another great idea for an alternative guestbook is to design a beautiful artwork that is an illustration of the newlyweds. With this type of guestbook, the guest can write their messages or advise around the illustration. The artwork can be placed as a centrepiece on a wall in the couples’ home.
- Travel Advise Guestbook:
For the couple that loves travel, this is the perfect guestbook! Use a globe as your guestbook and the guests can place their messages on the country they wish you as a couple to visit.
Whether you decide on a traditional book for your guestlist or something completely creative, the guestbook should reflect the wedding couple. It is a memory that will be kept as a reminder of your special day so put extra thought into this decision.