One of the great things about planning your own wedding is that you have complete control of your vision. When it comes to details and decor, you can go the traditional route, or you can make it all your own and be completely unique.
Instead of having your guests sign the traditional Wedding Guest Book, here are a few alternative ideas sure to give your wedding a special little touch.
1) Wishing Tree with Leaves: Consider having guests write special messages, and of course, their names on paper leaves which they can then hang on a wishing tree. You can then either display your wishing tree inside your home or take the leaves off the tree and place them in a special scrapbook.
2) Rocks or Seashells: Ask your guests write their well wishes on flat rocks/stones or perhaps even on the inside of a smooth shell interior. Then collect those in a glass vase as a lovely and unique keepsake.
3) Thumbprint Tree: Have your guests leave their stamp on your wedding with their thumbprints. Pen a tree trunk with empty branches on a beautiful scroll and have your guests place their thumbprints and names along the branches to create an incredible tree of wishes.
4) Snapshot Photo Book: Create a photo station equipped with polaroid or fuji instant cameras. Your guests can snap a simple portrait of each other, glue it on the pages of an empty guests book and of course add their well wishes. That way you'll have sweet photos to go along with the kind words shared by your guests.
Whatever option you decide to go with, just make sure your coordinator or perhaps even your DJ, reminds your guests to visit the "guest book" at some point during the celebration to ensure that you've got all your guests accounted for!
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About me: I am a former BDW Bride AKA as MarieSam and was addicted to this forum as I planned my own wedding in 2009. Since 2010, I have been the proud owner of MarieSam Sanchez Photography -- a husband and wife photography team based in Southern California and documenting love all over the world.