Wedding Inspiration: Guest Books

The guest book is a traditional element of a wedding. It’s a nice way to record in one place everyone who was there for your big day, and something physical you can look back on that has been personalised by your guests. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding without one.

There are so many different ideas around for both traditional and alternative wedding guest books, why not take a look at some of our favourites for inspiration:

Personalised Vintage Map Camper Van  Guest Book

For my own wedding, we went for the more traditional style of guest book, where guests can write a message of their own choosing. While we didn’t have really have a theme, a lot of the elements of our day were rustic and informal. We had a gorgeous vintage split screen VW camper van for our wedding car (and also have a dream of one day owning our own), so I had in mind something along those lines when looking for ideas for our book. I didn’t want a VW theme for the whole day, but I think it was nice to have a few subtle features to tie it all in.

I came across this personalised book on Not On The High Street and knew it was perfect! We could also personalise the map on the front, so we chose a map of York as this was where we got married. The company that makes these uses real vintage maps which I think is a really nice touch.

Camper Van Wedding Guest Book

Camper Van Wedding Guest Book

There are so many varieties of the traditional wedding guest book – you will definitely be able to find something that fits your style and your theme. But if you are looking for something a little bit different, take a look at some alternative ideas below:

Watercolour World Map – Etsy

This watercolour world map would make a lovely piece to hang in your home after the big day. While your guests won’t be able to write a long message, this is definitely not something that will be put in a drawer after the big day never to be looked at again.

Watercolour World Map Guest Book

Fingerprint Guest Book – Not On The High Street

Another alternative style of guest book, this is another idea that would look lovely hung up in your home for years to come. Guests can fill up the picture with their fingerprints, also providing a fun activity on the day.


DIY Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Wine Cork Guest Book

Are you avid wine drinkers? This is a lovely idea to incorporate your love of wine into your big day. Maybe you save your own corks, or you buy them specifically, this would be a fun DIY guest book for your wedding.


Jigsaw Guest Book

There are lots of places online that you can have a jigsaw made out your own photos. Why not choose one of your favourites from your engagement shoot, or from one of your favourite holidays together? Guests can then all sign an individual piece, and you can have fun on a rainy afternoon putting the pieces together.

Jigsaw Wedding Guest Book

Polaroid Guest Book

Another fun activity would be to set up a photo station and create a polaroid guest book. Your guests can then take a photo of themselves and stick it into your book alongside their message.

Polaroid Wedding Guest Book

I hope this post has given you some inspiration and ideas for your wedding guest book. If you haven’t quite found what you are looking for, we’ve been pinning lots more ideas over on Pinterest!

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