Updated: Mar 23
Your wedding day is bound to be a great blur of happiness and well-wishers—it can go by so fast! A wedding guestbook is a time-honored tradition that allows you to reflect on your big day and the people you shared it with. But that doesn’t mean you can’t forgo the traditional book and preserve these memories in a way that fits your personal style. Shake up the expected with these five unique and fun guestbook alternatives:
1. Popsicle Sticks of Wisdom
Create a display of high-quality popsicle sticks and fine-tipped markers and ask your guests to write their best pearls of wisdom for a happy marriage and drop them in a special decorative jar. Space can be a bit tight on these, though, so either provide ribbons with your wedding’s colors to tie multiple sticks from the same person together, or opt for larger ones, like medical tongue depressors.
2. Something to Wine About
Whether you and your partner are wine enthusiasts or simply like the aesthetic of wine corks, this unique guest book option is sure to look amazing in your home. You can buy wine corks in bulk online or at your nearest craft store and leave them and fine-tipped markers out for your guests to sign. These will look great in empty vases, shadow boxes, and more!
3. Define the Happy Couple
Have a little fun with words at your wedding. Purchase a large dictionary and ask your guests to find the word(s) that remind them best of the two of you as a couple, circle them, and sign their name. You’re sure to have a fun time when you get to flip through the pages, and see what they chose to describe you as a couple.
4. Build Memories
Are you two the couple to beat at game night? Buy a few Jenga games (enough to allow each wedding guest to have their own piece; a standard Jenga game has 54 pieces), and provide fine-tipped markers for guests to sign or write short comments to the happy couple. Put this on display in a glass case in your home or break it out during the next game night!
5. Signature Selfies
Skip the smartphones and go retro with selfies at your wedding. Buy a few instant-print cameras and a bunch of film, and place them at the entrance for guests to snap a selfie and sign the bottom. You can display them on a line with clothespins, make a framed collage, or simply keep them safe and sound in a photo album.
With these far-from-commonplace ideas for a wedding guestbook in hand, it’s time to start planning! Contact the wedding experts at Crest Hollow Country Club today to view their unique Long Island wedding and reception venues.