Your wedding is going to go by in a flash. Your guests will eat, drink, and dance the night away, and you will be lucky if you can even remember greeting them during dinner.

Having each of your guests leave their mark on your wedding is more important than you may think. It’s a time-honored tradition that is worth keeping. But that doesn’t mean that you need to go the traditional route with your guestbook! Here are our FAVORITE guest book alternatives that you should consider having at your wedding.


  1. Cartoon Portrait Wedding Guestbook

This couple portrait wedding guest book alternative goes beyond the traditional guest book. This custom work of art features illustrations of the couple popping a bottle of champagne, created for you, by one of this Etsy shop’s certified designers. Your designer will work with you one-on-one to make sure every detail is captured —from the outfits you will wear on your wedding day down to your lipstick shade.

Want one of these fun guest books? Check out the Etsy shop MissDesignBerryInc to see the listing for this wedding guestbook alternative and more.


2. Round Wood Last Name Sign

This sign is a beautiful way to capture your wedding guests while creating a lasting home decor piece! It features a raised last name and your wedding date. This is the perfect way to remember the guests at your wedding in a beautiful way that you can admire every day in your home.

Check out the Etsy shop SpringMeadowCo. for this listing and more!


3. To The Moon and Back

This adorable guestbook features a moon and stars. Perfect for the couple who loves each other “to the moon and back”.

Check out the Etsy shop RIPtideengraving here.


4. Wooden Tree Guestbook

This wedding tree guestbook would make a perfect wedding guest book. This alternative wedding guestbook with a signature tree is a wonderful way to encourage your guests to write their name on a leaf to show they were part of your special day.

What makes this guestbook unique is that a 6 x 4” inch picture frame is attached where you can place your most precious photo, making this sign even more special. Wow your guests with a personalized, handmade guestbook designed and created from The Green Dovecote.

Check out the Etsy shop TheGreenDovecote here.


5. Photobook Guestbook

From Artifact Uprising: Our best for your best. The Wedding Guest Book allows for the display of your favorite photos along with space for handwritten notes. Get started by uploading your favorite photos and let your guests fill in the rest.

Visit Artifact Uprising’s website for more awesome ideas.


6. Wooden Initial Guestbook Alternative

This wedding guest book alternative is perfect for rustic themed weddings. Most guest books get put in a drawer or hidden away in the attic, this can be displayed on your wall long after the big day to bring back the special memories that should be cherished.

Not only can it be used at a wedding but it can also be used as a guests book to mark a milestone birthday or anniversary.

These large wooden letters are hand made to order from reclaimed wood. Which means your guest book will be a unique, one off, one of a kind item. Please note that the wall hanging hardware comes attached to the back as standard. This wooden letter has no stain or varnish, it is sanded smooth and the raw beauty of the weathered reclaimed wood with its original saw marks and nail holes is left free from a finish to achieve a rustic feel.

Want one of these for your wedding? Check it out here.

Check out the Etsy shop CoachHouseWoodworks for more listings.

Want some more real-life inspiration for your wedding? Check out these posts!

Thanks for checking out this post! Fleeting Moments Cinema is a boutique wedding videography studio based out of Northern California. We offer cinematic style wedding films perfect for couples who want to relive their wedding day forever.

We specialize in storytelling, and want to make sure your wedding day shines through your wedding video.

We are available for weddings all over Northern California (Sacramento, Tahoe, Napa, Bay Area) and Beyond! We love to travel, and would love to talk to you about filming your wedding – wherever that may be!


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: