DIY guestbook?

by DIY wedding planner on July 17, 2012

i want to make my own guestbook for my wedding. does anyone have any creative ideas on how to make your own? i dont want anything too traditional..something the guests can have fun with!
my colors are black and white (or ivory) w/ a light pink accent

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L.M. July 17, 2012 at 5:34 am

put pretty pics and be decorative!!


pisa De pie Tribal Matriarch July 17, 2012 at 6:25 am

How about using dried flowers and pics of you
and your fiance?
Pics of when you first met up until the wedding…


lirsudi July 17, 2012 at 7:22 am

This would be a two part deal. Create a wishing tree. Get a large fake tree, or a large branch that you put in a pot and hold in place with plaster of paris or concrete. Cut out little squares and attached a ribbon that has been looped so it can be hung on the tree. Guests can write what they’d like and hang it on the tree (it’ll look really lovely). Then when the wedding is over you will remove the ribbons and place the squares in a scrapbook and you can decorate with pictures and fun colors.

PS. you’ll want to put up sign or note that explains what you’re doing and the instructions for the guests.

Just an idea!


maybe later July 17, 2012 at 7:44 am
lunchbox July 17, 2012 at 8:06 am

I cut out 4×6 pieces of cardstock that matched our wedding and just laid them out on the table with some pens. The guests wrote their well wishes on them and then we put them in a photo album next to a picture of them at the reception.

It was nice because then we had a place for all of those reception pictures that can’t go in the album


mynxr July 17, 2012 at 8:32 am

We used invisible ink to make lines on pages of a scrapbook. We asked guests to write some advice, thoughts, etc. and then sign it for us. We then took pictures that our photographer had taken of our guests and put them with the writings. The ink disappeared in 72 hours so you couldn’t tell it had been there but the writing was perfectly straight and looked really nice.


Allie July 17, 2012 at 8:39 am

Our photographer is doing a picture at the door that all the guests can sign. My two junior bridesmaids will be manning the picture. No one looks at the guestbook afterwards so I would rather have the picture signed.


Gracie July 17, 2012 at 8:59 am

I’m not doing a guest book. I’m ordering one of those ceramic signature plates (google them) and am having the guests sign that. Throw it in your oven for a bit and the signatures (signed with special pens) become permanent. Nice little decor piece to have in the house instead of a book you won’t ever look at.


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