4 Guest Book Alternatives We Love

Everyone loves to stop by the guest book table and write a special message for the bride and groom. After all, the congratulations and heartfelt wishes are keepsakes the couple will always treasure. Today, guest books come in such an amazing variety—from traditional white and ivory satin-covered books to posters, illustrations, picture frames, mailboxes and memory boxes. Whatever your style, you’re sure to find a guest book that fits the bill.

I recently came across these alternative wedding guest books from weddingstar.com. They’re perfect for rustic chic or vintage-style weddings and beautifully add to the décor. Bonus: you can display them afterward in your home!

I love this antique-style Classic Round Birdcage, $49.98.

birdcage wedding guest book

And this romantic white birdcage would dress up any garden, $44.98.

birdcage guest book

You can also fill your birdcage with flowers and use it as a centerpiece for future soirées.

wedding centerpiece

This Perfect Pair Jar, $34.98, is ideal for a spring/summer celebration and I can picture it sitting pretty on a kitchen counter later on.

wedding guest book

For the more literary-minded, this Stacked Antique Book Box, $49.98, smartly sets the tone.

wedding guest book

Afterward, it will look right a home on your bookshelf when you feel like some warm, cozy reading.

wedding guest book

And why not direct guests to the guest book area with this brass Victorian hand holder, $38.00, from orangeandblossom.com? (A former Bridal Guide editor, Lisa Marie (Rovito) Hart, who dazzled us with her fantastic sense of style created this fab site!). They’ll be sure not to miss out on the chance to wish you and your hubby a lifetime of happiness.

—Diane Forden

See more unique guest book ideas!


  Featured: Get married on Aruba - One Happy Island.
  Visit aruba.com for more info.