You don't have to go with the same 'ole, same 'ole anymore when it comes to wedding guest books. We discovered tons of creative new guest book ideas that are so much more fun and serve a purpose! Any one of our top 10 favorite new guest book ideas can double as a work of art in your home, a commemorative for future anniversaries, a keepsake to pass down to your children, instant décor for your reception, and so much more! Check 'em out here!
Thumbprint Tree Guest Book
Thumbprint guest book trees are a huge trend right now. The concept: You start with just branches, and your guests put down their thumbprints as the leaves. Then, your guests sign their names by their prints. After the wedding, frame your new piece of artwork to display in your home.
But your options aren't limited to trees. We also love the creativity of the peacock and balloons.
Tip: Make sure you buy washable ink so that your guests aren't walking around with ink on their fingers all night. Place a package of baby wipes on the table—they'll take the ink right off.
Stamped Guest Book Tree
Loving the tree idea, but thumbprints aren't your style? Check out these stamp trees. Similar concept, but instead of thumbprints, your guests stamp a leaf or flower.
From TJ Love Prints
Signature-Only Guest Book Tree
Worried that ink is going to get messy? Check out these absolutely gorgeous drawings of trees. The leaves are already in place, so your guests just need to sign their names near a leaf.
From Cottage Creek Arts
Or, select one of these prints: Guest sign their names within the leaf or heart.
From Personalized Prints
Here's a gift that keeps on giving: Have your guests sign anniversary wine bottles. The bottles come labeled to enjoy on your first, fifth, 10th and 20th anniversaries. Guests can select which bottle they'd like to sign and can also leave messages with marriage wisdom!
Custom Card Box
This stunning card box can be customized with your wedding colors, and it does doubly-duty: You can use it as a decorative way to store your friends and family members' contact info post-wedding. Guests are asked to provide their name, address, phone, and email, plus a special wish for the newlyweds. Bonus: Use this to help you organize your thank-you note writing.
From It's My Day
Have a little fun with these fill-in-the-blank pages. Post-wedding, you can put the completed sheets into a scrapbook.
Your guest will get a kick out of filling out these wedding mad libs. Have a lot of guests who don't know each other? Use the mad libs as an ice breaker by putting the cards on the table and asking guests to complete them with the person sitting next to them.
This stunning idea instantly becomes décor for your reception room. Guests write their wish on the card and then hang it on the branches.
From The Papery Nook
This guest book is so precious—create your own custom puzzle using a favorite photo of you two together on one side, and then guests write their messages on the opposite side. You'll both have a blast putting the pieces together while reading all of the well wishes from your loved ones.
From Bella Puzzles Too
We love this idea—guests write their messages on individual stones, and then you can arrange them in a basin. They'd make a beautiful and touching addition to a garden. Post-wedding, spray the rocks with clear acrylic gloss to keep the messages from fading or washing away!
From The Papery Nook