March 05, 2010

Guest Book Alternatives

I can't tell you how many times I have heard a bride say that she does not want the traditional guest book at her wedding because it seems like a waste of money. After all, when are you ever going to look at it again?

The idea of a guest book is to keep a record of those special people who attended your wedding. It does not have to be pages of names and addresses. Here are some great alternatives to the blah guest book of yesterday:

An engravable signature mat in an elegant frame

From I Do Engravables

A special engraving pen is included which allows guests to engrave their names and well wishes into the frame to create a lasting keepsake.

A wish book

From the Mindy Weiss Collection @ Eliza Fig

Guests write their wishes to you on little 3 1/8" x 2 3/8" cards and put them into envelopes mounted on the pages of the book.

A wish jar

Perfect Pair Jar from Weddingstar

Similar to the wish book, the wish jar holds your guests wishes until you can store them away, then it makes a great cookie jar in your new home. Use with the coordinating Perfect Pair cards.

For more Guest Book Alternatives, visit the Always Fabulous Boutique.