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Five Unique Guest Book Ideas

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A wedding is not complete without a guest book, because how else will you know who to thank for coming? But, how each couple presents their guest book can be totally unique, which we at Lesner Inn LOVE!!! So, for those of you unsure of what you want to do for your guest book, we wanted to help out and share some of our favorite guest book ideas!

For the Wine Fanatics
First off, who doesn’t love a little wine at a wedding? Many of our Lesner Inn couples use wine bottles in their décor, so why not use them as guest books too? Plus, you can save some money on a guest book by just recycling the wine bottles that were going to sit in your recycling bin anyways! Have a bottle or two on display for your guests to sign with a window marker, and let them share some kind words with you!

For the Music Inspired
Is music a huge part of you and your significant other’s relationship? Well, whether you play an instrument or just jam out to some soul music, we love the idea of having an acoustic guitar laid out for guests to sign or even having them sign some of your favorite vinyls!

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Above: Chelsea Anderson Photography

For your Special Theme
There are lots of ways to have your guest book reflect the theme of your wedding! If it’s a rustic or woodland inspired wedding, you could use natural cut wood or a wooden letter of your new last name. If you’re more of a Gatsby gal though, add some black lace to a book or pillow and give the guests a feather pen to write their love with!


For the Wanderers
If you and your fiancé love to travel, this one is just for you! Put a map of the world in a picture frame and let your guests sign on their favorite city. You could even use a globe and let your guests have fun spinning it around to find the country or city they want to sign!

For the Crafty Originals
There are so many options with this one! Whether it be quilt pieces that you sew together after your big day, letters that guests write and place in a mailbox, or having guests take a Polaroid and place it in a scrapbook to reminisce on, any of these options will let you and your guests bring out their craftiness!

Right: Caitlin Gerres Photography

No matter what you choose for your guest book, your guests will be buzzing with excitement as soon as they walk in the door with all of these unique guest book ideas. Of course, you can always have multiple guest books if you love two or three of these alternatives. After all, it’s your wedding and you can do what you want!

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    SEPTEMBER 12, 2020
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    JULY 15, 2017
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    APRIL 8, 2018
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