Guestbook Ideas

We love the creative ways couples invite their guests to help commemorate their day. The guestbook is the perfect place to incorporate your personality, reinforce the theme of the day, and highlight heritage and tradition. It can be a homemade, crafty, artsy, or silly without losing any timelessness and class important to any wedding. Below we have highlighted some of our favorites (though this is only the tip of the iceberg in wedding guestbook creativity). 


Watercolor Guestbook via Snippet & Ink

Watercolor Guestbook via Snippet & Ink

Love art?  Who doesn't, right? Well, why not have a guestbook that you can hang up and see all the time. Let your guests find their inner artist. Depending on the project, you may want to provide a smock or cute apron! 

You can give your guests a template to get the project started -- like partitioned boxes or a theme like a garden!

Grow us a Garden via Ruffled

Grow us a Garden via Ruffled

Paint a square via Pinterest

Paint a square via Pinterest

Rather than paint, you can still achieve the idea of a "piece of art" with a pre-made canvas or art board. Guests can fill in with their names or short messages or even a thumbprint. 

Hearts and Raindrops via Heartwork Memories

Hearts and Raindrops via Heartwork Memories

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Wave print by StudioGoldArte

Wave print by StudioGoldArte

Thumbprint Poster via InvitingMoments

Thumbprint Poster via InvitingMoments

Custom Chalkboard Art Guestbook by Custom Chalk

Custom Chalkboard Art Guestbook by Custom Chalk

We love pinatas. They are festive & fun and make a fairly easy DIY craft.  Think of how much you and your partner will laugh on your anniversary when you try to knock these messages out!

Love Note Pinata via Canvas and Canopy

Love Note Pinata via Canvas and Canopy

Photo via The Knot

Photo via The Knot

Are you a sport's enthusiast? Anytime you can incorporate a shared hobby or interest into the day, we say do it! Love surfing, snowboarding, skiing, roller derby? Take a board, skis, baseballs, or roller skates and have guests sign away!

Roller skating bride via Digital Bungalow

Roller skating bride via Digital Bungalow

Surfboard via Style Me Pretty

Surfboard via Style Me Pretty

We are suckers for an amazing book. You can never go wrong with a quality bound book filled with pictures and special tokens. It's nice to be able to go back time and time again to read your guests memories and well wishes for you. There are so many ways to design a fantastic guestbook with bindery.  We especially love blurb and mypublisher for a diy project. 

Wooden guestbook via TotallySalinda

Wooden guestbook via TotallySalinda

Book made from couple's concert tickets, movie ticket stubs, etc. via Snippet & Ink

Book made from couple's concert tickets, movie ticket stubs, etc. via Snippet & Ink

(We have a mild obsession with Velvet Raptor's stunning books. These are hand de-bossed on a 19th century press. AND, they can be personalized.) 

Velvet Book by VelvetRaptor

Velvet Book by VelvetRaptor

If you are incorporating nature, dreams, and wishes into the wedding day, we think a wishing tree will be a stunning addition to the room's aesthetic. How sweet for guests to be able to add wishes to such a symbolic piece as is a tree. You can even use a real tree and plant your love fern in your backyard after the wedding.

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

If you enjoy a more humorous approach to a guestbook, try a madlib. You can write your own story and create a pretty funny way for guests to send you their love. 

Madlib via WeddingsbyJamie

Madlib via WeddingsbyJamie

Lastly, for you down-to-earth couples looking for a solid, sturdy foundation to kickstart your new life together, have guests sign a piece of furniture.  You will always have their messages visible and will be able to use it for years to come. 

Bench via Hometalk

Bench via Hometalk

Chair via Lucky to be in Love

Chair via Lucky to be in Love