Miscellaneous Monday: Unique Guestbook Ideas

Wedding guestbooks needn’t be the usual dull paper album that you find in all the big stores. Instead, make it quirky and personal – a treasured keepsake of your special day alongside your photos. Why not let your guests share their words of wisdom on globes, shells and even vinyl records, and display their messages in a place of pride in your home afterwards.

Take a look at our latest Pinterest board to get some inspiration and get creative! For more planning advice, visit our previous posts and don’t forget to share your thoughts on Twitter and Facebook  

Follow West Weddings’s board Alternative wedding guest books on Pinterest.

Here are our 5 favourite alternative ideas for guestbooks:


Build a bigger picture of how everyone enjoyed their day and get some precious marital advice from your family and friends with a special memory box. Provide a beautifully crafted box filled with wooden heart-shaped pieces and encourage everyone to jot down their marital tips throughout the evening – don’t forget to supply pencils!  

Who says you can’t incorporate your hobbies into your nuptials? Go even further and make a whole theme out of it– from holidays and sports to your favourite music, books or movies. Invite your guests to write their well wishes on a pair of old skis, a surfboard, a guitar or vinyl record – it will make for great keepsake.

If you love shabby chic, you’ll want to hear about this idea! Find a pair of large letters carrying your initials and let them be covered with meaningful messages from all the guests. Not only does this make unique guestbook, but it will also look great in your home for years. 


Show your fun side by setting up a special station with wooden Jenga blocks or blank puzzle pieces, so everyone can sign their name on them. Every time you get the games out to play, you’ll be reminded of your big day.

Deciding on a honeymoon destination is not always easiest as there are so many great offers – city breaks, spa retreats, seaside resorts, etc. Why not let your loved ones lend a helping hand? Make a quirky guestbook using vintage travelling tools – from world atlas and globe to map and postcards – and pick a recommended place you’ve never explored before.