Guest Book Ideas from Real Virginia Weddings

Think outside the traditional wedding guest book! Get inspired by our list of 10 creative alternative guest book ideas from real Virginia weddings.

MAKE IT INTERACTIVE WITH A POLAROID GUEST BOOK

Michelle and Austin invited their guests to take polaroids of themselves and sign them, resulting in fun, spontaneous memories from the couple’s special day! We love this idea because it also gives your guests a fun activity to do during your cocktail hour or reception.

DECORATE YOUR WALLS WITH LOVE

This couple had a custom wood wall hanging made with their new last name and wedding date. Their guests left messages for the newlyweds in gold ink, so the couple had a beautiful, personal decor piece to hang in their home together!

At Nisha and Jarrad’s micro wedding, each guest signed a leaf on this custom wood wall art of two love birds sitting in a tree. The small scale of this piece was perfect for the couple’s intimate wedding, and gives them a beautiful way to remember their wedding every day when they see it in their home!

MAKE IT SEASONAL

Christmas ornament alternative guest book - 48 Fields Wedding Barn | Leesburg VAChristmas ornament alternative guest book - 48 Fields Wedding Barn | Leesburg VA

At this wedding, the couple asked their guests to leave messages on ornaments! Not only is this a fun way to celebrate the holiday season – it also leaves the couple with wonderful memories they can pull out every year at Christmas!

CELEBRATE A SHARED PASSION

Ami and Carlo share a love of coffee, so what could be better than this personalized coffee-themed poster for their alternative guest book? Each guest signed a mug, serving as a memorable keepsake for the couple to celebrate their loved ones and their love of coffee!

baseball alternative guest book - 48 Fields Wedding Barn | Leesburg VA

The Ellises share a love of baseball, so this custom, baseball-inspired wall art was the perfect guest book alternative! Consider what interests you and your fiancé share that could inspire your guest book!

SHOW YOUR STATE PRIDE

Jamie and Sam showed off their Virginia state pride by having their guests sign the matte around this art print of Virginia landmarks by PrintsbyJettyHome. What a special memento in their day that they can hang in their home forever!

GIVE A NOD TO YOUR PROFESSION

Propeller alternative guest book - 48 Fields Wedding Barn | Leesburg VA

Propeller alternative guest book - 48 Fields Wedding Barn | Leesburg VA

This couple chose an antique propeller as their unique guest book, because the groom was in the Air Force! Consider using your or your fiancé’s profession as the inspiration for a creative guest book at your own wedding!

GET CRAFTY WITH YOUR GUEST BOOK

origami alternative guest book - 48 Fields Wedding Barn | Leesburg VAorigami alternative guest book - 48 Fields Wedding Barn | Leesburg VA

For this wedding, the groom made tiny origami butterflies for each of their guests to sign! It was a wonderful way to show off his special talent and create a memorable experience for their guests.

SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR WEDDING DAY MEMORIES

Quilt alternative guest book - 48 Fields Wedding Barn | Leesburg VA

This couple invited their guests to sign squares of cloth, which were later sewn into a keepsake quilt! “In the years to come, we will look back and remember those who shared this special day with us,” they wrote to their guests. We couldn’t have said it better!

We hope this list has given you some ideas for your own unique wedding guest book! Happy planning!

48 Fields Farm is a Leesburg VA barn wedding venue for celebrations of all sizes.
Our countryside barn and vast fields are peacefully set in the heart of Northern Virginia wine country.

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