Trending now in 2012 weddings are alternatives to the traditional guest book options. The people who share your wedding day with you are likely some of the most important people in your life and you will want to remember everyone who celebrated this wonderful event with you. Traditional guest books are still popular with brides, but there has been a growing movement towards alternative guest book options. There are countless creative and clever ways to express your personality and relationship through the style of guest book you choose.
If you and your future husband or wife are wine lovers, we have the perfect idea to help you cherish the names and best wishes of your guests for years to come. Purchase several bottles of wine and consider having the labels personalized with your names or monogram. Supply your guests with a permanent or paint marker to sign their names and a few words of advice. You can have a table where the guests will sign the bottles, or have one bottle at each table at your reception. Have the bottles labeled with numbers, and celebrate with one bottle of wine on your 1 year, 5 year, 10 year, and 20 year anniversaries.
A guestbook quilt is a great option for any couple, but is especially fitting for a couple who loves to cozy up on the couch to watch movies or spend time together. Your guests’ well wishes will wrap you in love and support for years to come. Make sure each guest has at least one fabric square and a fabric marker to leave a note for you and your new spouse. After the wedding, have the squares quilted so that you can keep it on display in your home!
For those who would like to display their guests’ signatures on the wall in their home, a signature frame is an ideal way to show your personality while showcasing the wonderful people in your lives. There are many different sizes and designs available in these frames. You can use one that will display a photo of the happy couple on your wedding day, or simply use one with a design and your names and the wedding date. However you decide you want it to look, you will surely love being constantly reminded of those closest to you.
While trying to determine what style of guestbook is right for you, remember to express your personality. Also consider that the reason you are looking for an alternative to the traditional guestbook, whether it be because you want to wow your guests or you want to be able to remember each one of them for a lifetime. With so many ideas, you can be sure to find a perfect option to be displayed at your wedding.
Image Credits: Wine Bottles from Etsy, Quilt by Style Me Pretty, Signature Frame from My Wedding Reception Ideas