Creative Guest Book Ideas For Your Wedding Reception / by Kelli Conley

Now-a-days brides look for every opportunity to be different and have their wedding styled their way! When I was getting married, I remember looking through magazines and online trying to find at better guest book idea. Almost everyone I talked too said how silly it was to have a traditional guest book as it will sit in a box and you will never look at it again. 
Here are 20 ideas of great alternatives to the traditional guest book...
This past weekend I photographed a beautiful wedding in Charleston, SC. The wedding couple chose the engagement book idea and I thought it was so neat to be able to display the engagement pictures and turn it into a keepsake to last forever! I attached a picture below...

My husband and I decided to do a photo mat frame for our wedding. This way the guests could write on the mat and then it would become a decoration in our house. It turned out beautifully and hangs in the stairway even now, three years later! Both my husband and I love to stop every once in a while to read something funny, silly, or sweet one of our friends wrote, which allows us to smile and remember that day!  So when choosing an idea for your guest book, make sure you make it a good one! =)

P.S. I also did a wishing tree, as seen in the link I posted. It was something fun for the guests to do during the reception, and we read them in the plane on the way to our honeymoon. We also intend to read them again on our 5 year anniversary!

Photos on the left above are courtesy of our wedding photographer Clinton Mackinnon!