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Wedding Guest Book Alternatives

A guest book is a lovely wedding keepsake and a record of the loved ones who were there to celebrate with you. While the traditional book is still very popular, there are plenty of alternatives, and lots of fun options.

A signature photo and photo mat is the perfect item to display in your home after the wedding. There are many different styles. You can purchase one with a traditional paper mat that can be signed with pens or markers. The newest version is a picture matted on a metal background. Guests permanently etch their messages of love on the metal surface. Frames come in a variety of sizes, and are categorized by the number of signatures the mat can hold. Be sure you have a guest count before purchasing one and make sure that everyone has a spot to sign. Many frames also come with a plaque which you can be engraved with your names and wedding date.

Guest platters in a variety of sizes and shapes, displayed on easels, are another unique option. The platters can be engraved with any message, names or dates you would like, and can also be inscribed with a picture. The platters come with the appropriate writing implement to ensure that the signatures are permanent. A contemporary version of the platter is the trendy square design.

Wishing trees and message lines are great DIY alternatives. Guests use paper that has been cut to look like leaves to sign and leave wishes for the newlyweds on the tree. The message line is easily made with a very large picture frame, glass removed, with thin metal wire strung from side to side. The guest use strips of colored paper to sign and tie them on to the wire.

Whether you are a DIY bride or you are looking for something ready to display, Advantage Bridal has the guest book item (or alternative!) you are looking for!