Guest Book Alternatives

Guest Book Alternatives


One of the best ways to personalize your wedding is through your guest book. If a traditional guest book seems too overdone for you, we have come up with some unique guest book alternatives for you to consider.

Guest Book Globe

If you and your fiance are known for traveling (or you plan on doing so in the future), consider putting a globe out as your guest book alternative. It’s great for so many reasons. One, it can easily become an accent piece in your home. The globe will be a constant reminder of one of the best days of your life. The other of course is that it captured the signatures of all your favorite people.

Guest Book with Photos

What’s better than all your guest’s written messages? A photo to go along with it! Have each guest add a photo of themselves to a scrapbook with their signature and a personalized message.

You can use disposable cameras or Complete Weddings + Events offers photo booths in Grand Forks, ND to help make the process super easy. The photo booth attendant will assist guests with taking photos, adding them to the scrapbook, and giving each guest a copy of the photo strip to keep! It’s a win-win party favor for them and a scrapbook of memories and cute messages for you!

Leave A Message

Sometimes written words don’t quite capture the essence and sincerity of messages from your guests. Instead of having your guests write you and your partner a message, what if they left you a message on a phone? That’s where FeteFone comes into play.

This unique way of having your guests remembered is making its way into weddings. You simply place the phone for your guests to use at any point during your wedding. They’ll pick up the phone, and their voice will be captured. The great thing about this is that you and your future spouse can listen to the messages on every anniversary.

Pictures were retrieved from the FêteFone Facebook page.


A very unique idea is a handcrafted oar for guests to sign at your wedding This idea is perfect for the lake couple, fishers, or otherwise adventurous couple. You can easily put this in your den or cabin near the lake.


A neat trend we have been seeing is couples using a dictionary for their friends, family, and other loved ones. They will have flagging stickers and colored pencils to mark and highlight several words of advice that will help them during their marriage. This will create a lifelong memento for the couple.

Thanks for the Memories

However you decide to remember the guests that attend your wedding, make sure it goes along with your and your fiance’s taste. The biggest question to ask yourselves is, will you be able to put your guest book on display in your own home? Or, will it be something you set aside on a bookshelf collecting dust for years to come? Make a point to review the guest book each year to be flooded with love and memories again and again!

Complete Weddings + Events Grand Forks, North Dakota

If you’re looking for more creative ways to personalize your big day, or want it all captured, contact Complete Weddings + Events. We offer multiple services you can mix and match to build a wedding package filled with all your needs to make your day a success!

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