Maybe you already read part 1 of our list of Guest Book Ideas from Real Virginia Weddings but are still searching for a unique guest book that won’t just sit on the shelf gathering dust. Not to worry! We’ve gathered even more of our favorite ideas from real Virginia weddings to inspire you!
Do you and your spouse-to-be love making great food together? For a guest book that’s fun and functional, go with a cookbook like Meredith and Matt did! To make it even more fun, have guests sign next to one of their favorite foods. That way, you’ll know just what to surprise them with the next time they visit!
When brainstorming guest book ideas, try to think of hobbies you and your partner share. Whether you like to cuddle up with a good book, a crossword, or to watch a sports game, let your favorite activities inspire you.
CUSTOM CORNHOLE BOARDS
Get ready for your next backyard barbecue with custom cornhole boards like these from Sarah and Will’s wedding. If you’re the type who would put your guest book on a shelf and never look at it again, consider something like this that you’ll get to pull out at parties to reminisce about your special day!
A TWIST ON A CLASSIC
Perhaps you’ve seen guest books where each guest signs a heart and drops it into a frame, but we’ll bet you haven’t seen this version! Star Trek fans Selene & Thomas had their guests sign Starfleet insignia and drop them into the Enterprise. If you and your love share a fandom, sprinkle a bit of your personalities into your wedding day with a pop culture-inspired guest book like this one.
This is definitely one of our new favorites. Min and John had a custom portrait made, then asked their guests to sign around it to create a special and unique piece of art for their home. We recommend finding an artist on Etsy to create a custom portrait in your preferred art style.
If you’re more practical than sentimental, consider forgoing a traditional guest book in favor of a date jar like this one from Katrina and Kevin’s wedding. Ask guests to share ideas to inspire future date nights and sign their name. This would also be a great activity for guests to do at their table during the reception, when your guests could use downtime to brainstorm. And it creates an opportunity to connect with guests after your wedding by telling them when you used their idea!
Do you love games? Enlist your guests’ help to create a custom Jenga set like this one from Tiffany and John’s wedding! The best part is that every time you pull it out for game night, you’ll be reminded of all the special people who were there to celebrate your day.
POLAROID GUEST BOOK
This idea has been around a while, but it’s always worth mentioning a crowd favorite. Ask your guests to snap a polaroid, stick it in your guest book, and write you a message. You’re guaranteed to get some fun photos! Beki and Byron kicked their polaroid guest book up a notch at their wedding with stickers and colorful tape.
LAST NAME ART
If you and your partner will share a last name, consider putting your new name or initial front and center on your wall. Erin and Brandon’s wood C will be a fun and personal addition to their home. Or for something with more room for signatures, consider a last name sign like the one Lauren and Jake chose.
Music lovers, this one is for you. Have your guests sign vinyl records that you can hang in your home for a vintage vibe. Izzy and Wyatt took this creative idea one step further with custom records and a custom album cover!
We hope this list inspires your own unique guest book! If you’re still looking for more ideas, check out part 1 of our list of Guest Book Ideas from Real Virginia Weddings.
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