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Alternatives to the Guest Book


Joss and I have been married for nearly 15 years. Before Instagram and Pinterest (I KNOW!), before booths, before people zip wired or skinny dipped at their weddings.

I still love looking back at the messages my friends and family wrote in the little spotty notebook I laid on a table. To be honest, I have no idea what some of them say but that’s not the point is it. If I were to do it all over again I think I would choose something a bit more unusual, so here are my Alternatives to the Guest Book…



ONE: Instagram | 

Give everyone your handles and a wedding# for example #kelnjossinstabook and then ask people to take a photo at the wedding and post it. Then simply print them how you wish using an app such as you could even make thank you cards out of them while you’re at it. 




TWO: Video booth | 

Such a great idea and one I’m pretty annoyed I didn’t think of all those year ago. Imagine the messages before the drinks compared to after, check out these messages on This one would be a must for me, what a stunner of a booth.



THREE: Wallpaper |

Get your guests signing wallpaper for your downstairs loo! How great would that be? Every time you spent a penny you’d be reminded of your day, you could even ask for people to do self portraits. All you need to do is put a massive piece of plain wallpaper up on a wall at the reception and leave a big tub of sharpies. 



FOUR: Books |

Place an atlas or a dictionary on the table and ask guests to write a message by a word or place that reminds them of you two.





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