Posted March 1, 2012 | 2 Comments
If you are looking for a guest book alternative to inspire, entertain, and delight your guests (and become a lasting keepsake after your wedding), you’ve come to the right place! Today, we’re sharing a unique guest book alternative – a guest book box – brimming with rustic handmade wedding charm you’ll love. We’ll also share why this is a brilliant guest book alternative and show you how to use a guest book box for your wedding. Read on for more…
Before we begin, what is a guest book box? A guest book box is simply a box filled with a material onto which guests can write his or her name. While the idea is simple, not all guest book boxes are created the same. For instance, this beautiful guest book box collection by Dazzling Expressions incorporates handmade wedding charm at its finest with a shabby chic distressed wooden box and sweet wooden hearts inside, with your initials personalized on the top of the box.
How to Use a Guest Book Box
To use this guest book box at your wedding, we recommend placing the hearts at each guest’s seat along with a note encouraging your guest to write his or her name and a short message. (Don’t forget the Sharpies!) Since we love multifunctional wedding ideas, we recommend tying in the wooden hearts as escort cards or place cards. Just write the guest’s name in small print onto the top of the heart with his or her table number and leave enough room for your guest to write a message. We love this idea because you’ll also have a record of where guests sat, which is fun to look back on years later. Check out a few examples of custom boxes created by Dazzling Expressions below:
A guest book box is a brilliant alternative because it helps to break the ice at reception tables (you’ll see guests laughing and chatting about words of wisdom he or she is planning to write) and will look great in your love nest after the wedding!
We have more handmade wedding ideas coming up next. Stay tuned! (While you’re waiting, be sure to enter this week’s giveaway!)