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Please sign here. Careful now, make it legible!

Of all the wedding-day decisions that have come so easily, one pesky little element has me at a complete and utter loss. Guestbook, I’m lookin’ at you.

Who woulda thunk a guestbook could leave me so stumped? I mean, it should be simple, right? We just slap one of these bad boys on a table, and we’re done. Right?

Wrong. See, the thing is, I’m not super fond of the idea of a book people feel obligated to put their John Hancocks in that we’ll rarely ever open up and read. Which is why I was way excited when I begin reading about all the guestbook alternatives brides are now turning to. Like this scrapbook-style guestbook, where guests can take a Polaroid photo of themselves and jot down some thoughts.


I’ve also been seeing tons of Etsy guestbooks like this one, where guests put their thumb print on a canvas. For me, this is lacking in the text department, however. I want some words involved somehow! I am a writer, after all. I loves words!


Or, we could go with something a little unconventional. Like guests signing a large platter or the matte used in a photograph.


For me, these last two come closest to hitting the mark. I am heavily leaning toward the photo matte idea. I love the idea of having a picture of us hanging in our home, surrounded by the signatures of those we love.

Since I would hate for people to be super limited by what they could write (since something like this really does only leave room for a signature), I was thinking we could put out a journal or other writer-friendly book at the reception for people to write more long-winded musings in.