As wedding planners, we’re always on the hunt for ways to help express your personality and let your creativity shine on your special day. Guest books are an easy outlet to do just that – and we have seen some good ones. Most recently, we are obsessed with the guest book featured a few weeks ago at Samantha + Brian’s wedding : a Polaroid picture guest book. So simple yet so personalized and a genuine way to capture the spirit of the event. This interactive activity keep guests entertained all night long (while snapping some great selfies)!
We definitely recommend adding this fun trend into your upcoming nuptials. All you need are some Polaroid cameras, lots of film, a blank guest book and some pens and glue sticks! After your festivities have come to an end, your new guest book full of smiling faces and well wishes will be the perfect coffee table adornment.
xx, Calluna Events
Photography credit goes to the talented Jessica Christie Photography. More photos from this chic wedding coming soon!
The days of old, leather bound guest books with guests’ signatures are long gone. Couples and event hosts have gotten much more creative with guest “books” and a lot of times have something fabulous to hang on the walls of their new home together. Check out some of our favorite fabulous ideas for guest books at your next wedding or event below.
We’ve seen guest books made of fingerprints (our very own Jolene did this at her wedding, in addition to the guest book we had at our office Open House – hand-drawn by Jolene!), notes, tags, maps (as we saw at Natalie + Ken’s recent wedding), pins, globes (as we featured in this travel inspiration board), polaroids, puzzle pieces, books, and more!
A few things to consider when planning your own guest book idea:
Do you want guests to sign their names or leave a note?
What do you want to know from your guests (advice, location, how they met you, etc)?
Do you want the collection to be easy to store, read through, or display?
How much time do you want guests to spend at your event signing the guest book?
xx, Calluna Events