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Creative Alternatives to the Wedding Guestbook

Every bridal couple has the desire to look back and fondly recall the details of their nuptials, including the people who were there to celebrate with them.  Unfortunately, due to the inherent busyness of a wedding day, brides and grooms often don’t get to spend as much quality time with their wedding guests as they would prefer.  Regardless, the people who are there to support you on your big day are important and worthy of having their presence remembered in a special way. Traditionally, a guest book has been used to record the well wishes of those in attendance, but to some, this idea sounds old and outdated.  Today countless couples are opting for more creative alternatives.  Here are a few trendy ideas that can be used in lieu of or in addition to the traditional wedding guestbook.  

One popular option is to purchase a signature guest frame to have guests sign as they enter the wedding or reception.  In the center, frame a fun photo of you and your intended and have guests sign and leave well wishes on the frame around it.   Provide black or silver pens, or even coordinate with your wedding colors to spice up the presentation.  Later, the bridal couple can trade the original photo for a wedding portrait and display the frame as a keepsake in their home.

Another idea is to create a photographic guest book.  A growing trend already has couples renting in photo booth singapore for their wedding receptions, but taking it a step further can create a meaningful piece of memorabilia.   Ask each guest to make sure they are in at least one photo booth snapshot.   Additionally, provide colorful pieces of scrapbook paper at each table and ask guests to sign them.  Later, the photos and signatures can be put together to create a fun and creative scrapbook of all your wedding guests.  Including silly and celebratory photos will really let your loved ones’ personalities shine through.     

A third option, for those who appreciate delayed gratification, is to skip the guestbook all together and go for a time-released reminder of your wedding guests.  Number your guest tables and provide each with cards and envelopes or mini guest books.  Ask each guest to write a message for you to open on the anniversary that corresponds to the number of the table at which they are seated.  This will create a special anniversary tradition for you and your spouse.  Each year, you’ll be reminded of your wedding day by reading the messages of your guests.  On your first wedding anniversary, read only the messages from your guests at table one; on  your second anniversary, read only the messages from your guests who sat at table two, and so on.  Of course, if you don’t think you could wait years to read your messages, you could alter this concept.  For example, if you have twenty tables, you could assign your guests to write messages for the first twenty weeks or even days of your marriage instead.  

These are just a few of the creative ways you can add some festive flare to the way you preserve your wedding memories.  However you choose to commemorate those who celebrated your big day with you, remember to appreciate them in the moment as well.  Sometime during the hustle and bustle of the big day, take the time to thank your guests and tell them how much you appreciate all their love and their support.  

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