4 Reasons to Use a Poster Guest Book

While a bound guest book has been the guest book staple for years, it is not your only option! Meet the Poster Guest Book, a fresh alternative to the traditional flip-through book. In this post, you’ll discover four reasons to use a poster guest book, get inspired by AmpersandInk Designs‘ poster guest book collection, and you’ll realize why you need one of your very own. (P.S. There’s a free printable hidden in this post!)

Wedding Poster Guest Book (by AmpersandInk Designs) via EmmalineBride.com

Poster Guest Book

A poster guest book is considered a guest book alternative, which means it allows for signatures but isn’t in ‘book’ form. A poster guest book is different than a traditional book, but it’s easy to use.

How to Use a Poster Guest Book

Place your poster guest book on a table at your reception. Choose a high-traffic area that is well-lit. Be sure to fully stock with smudge-free permanent markers so guests don’t have to wait to sign their name. To encourage guest participation, include a simple sign that reads: ‘Please sign our guest book‘. (Pssst. Here’s a FREE printable for you! Print on 5×7″ card stock; frame. P.S. Licensed for personal use only.) After the wedding, frame the poster and display on a favorite wall in your home.

4 Reasons to Use a Poster Guest Book

1. It keeps a record of guests in attendance.

First, it’s functional. A guest book is designed to keep a record of wedding guests; this poster does just that. Lines are provided underneath your main image onto which guests can sign.

2. It preserves the memory of your wedding theme and style.

Honey, what were our wedding colors? becomes a question of the past. The wedding poster guest book will encapsulate these details – like flowers, the location, wedding theme, or color palette – right into its design.

3. It is personalized with your names, date, and any “extras”.

Make it your own: include your names, the wedding date, your wedding song, and pets.

4. It will become a lasting keepsake in your home.

The last time I flipped through my wedding guest book – on my bookshelf – was after the wedding. A wedding poster guest book can be framed and displayed on a wall in your home; you’ll get to see it every day!

Here are a few hand-picked poster guest book prints by AmpersandInk Designs. Which one is your favorite?

Wedding Poster Guest Book (by AmpersandInk Designs) via EmmalineBride.comWedding Poster Guest Book (by AmpersandInk Designs) via EmmalineBride.com

Ready to order a poster guest book of your very own? Visit AmpersandInk Designs to see more poster designs, to inquire about custom guest book orders, and to buy yours!

AmpersandInk Designs is a Featured Artisan in the Handmade Wedding Shop at Emmaline Bride!

Happy Planning!


Now it’s your turn: What kind of wedding guest book will you be using?

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Emma | Emmaline Bride
July 3, 2013 11:25 am

Heather, that’s a fantastic idea!