Wedding Book Alternatives | LDS Bride Blog

Weddings are ceremonious and traditional events, but for your reception, don’t feel as though you have to do everything according to convention. This is especially the case with the guest book. While it’s nice to have a keepsake from everyone who attends your wedding reception, it doesn’t have to be their signature in a book. Here are a few fun wedding signing book alternatives.

Fun Wedding Signing Book Alternatives

Picture Guest Book

Instead of a signature guest book, go with a picture one. Set up a polaroid camera at the signing table, and ask your guests to take a picture of themselves and leave the picture in a scrapbook. Your guests will have fun posing for a shot, and then leaving their pic in your keepsake book with a message.

Wood Sign Board

A fun wedding signing book alternative is to have your wedding reception guests sign a wood board. This will give you a beautiful piece of art to hang on the wall of your new home after your wedding. Choose a durable type of wood. Also, consider making it personal by writing your names in large print in the center of the board.

Photo credit & idea: Forever Fireflying


If you and your future spouse enjoy traveling, then consider setting up a travel-themed station featuring postcards. Set the postcards up on a table with a sign asking your guests to select their favorite destination and write it on a postcard. This will give you lots of great travel ideas. You can even include a mailbox on the table for the completed postcards.

Art Canvas

A practical and fun wedding signing book alternative is to set up a large canvas. Then, attach paint-filled balloons to it. Direct your guests to toss darts at the balloons. This will explode the paint when they hit one. As the paint-filled balloons explode, they’ll decorate the canvas in a unique way, giving you a one-of-a-kind piece of art.


If you are crafty, have your wedding reception guests sign pieces of fabric that you can stitch together later to make a quilt or a wall hanging or even a Christmas tree skirt. Fabric turns the tradition of signing a guestbook into something practical.

Honoring Your Big Day

When it comes to your wedding day, don’t get so caught up on tradition that you fail to make it your own. Fun wedding signing book alternatives are an easy way to personalize one of the most important days of your life.



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