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Wedding Guest Book Ideas | San Antonio Wedding Planner

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message in a bottle for alternate guest book idea

Whether you are more traditional or want to mix things up, these are some of our favorite most recent wedding guest book ideas that we’ve seen!

traditional sign-in guest book at wedding

Starting with the most traditional option – an actual wedding guest BOOK that all those who have attended your wedding day will sign. This is what Holly + Christian opted to do for their recent wedding at Kendall Point. What we thought made it more special was that it was also the same guestbook from Holly’s parent’s wedding year ago. How sweet is that?!

Maybe you like the idea of a book, but want to mix it up a bit. Photo guest books are a fun way to modernize your memories with well wishes next to some of your engagement photos. Victoria + Cade told guests to sign next to their favorite photo – we think this makes a great coffee table book!

reception decor that says to sign photo guest book
photo guestbook for wedding

Often we’ll see our couples incorporate their new last name into their guest book idea. Maybe it’s on a wooden board with the letter of their last name. Maybe it’s a decorative piece with thumbprints and signatures surrounding their name. Michaela and Will had a friend make them this board with their last name, and all their well wishes went there. The possibilities are endless, y’all!

woman signing guestbook board of last name

Alternative Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Something that we love to do is incorporate your personalities and interest into your wedding day. We love to see you include things you love to do, who you are, what’s important to you into these decor pieces. Mackensie and Dalton love travel and adventure, so their guestbook was the perfect alternate option for them! They asked their guests to leave a message, plan, an ADVENTURE that they could complete in their lifetime together. It was a perfect guest book for them! And it made for a really cute table setup, too!

wedding guestbook alternative idea for globe and adventure lovers

Claudina and Alex were married last November, and she explained to us the importance of sentimental things. She loves tradition, and wanted to incorporate their closest family and friends for years to come. Their anniversary message bottles were the perfect way to do this. It was classic, simple, and fit her day at The St. Anthony Hotel perfectly.

leave a message in a bottle for anniversary guestbook
wedding guest book alternative with messages in bottle

We want to hear from you! What is your favorite guest book idea? Send us a note or a DM and tell us what you used so we can showcase your ideas!

If you’re looking for more wedding planning tips + tricks, check out our post on some favorite first dance songs!