A guestbook alternative that’s way more than just a blank page

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We know that y'all are constantly on the lookout for new and different guestbook ideas. So when the Guestbook Store became a sponsor I geeked out a little about this creative alternative.

The Guestbook Store's guestbook concept is perfect for those of you who are looking for a fun way to capture wedding memories, and also entertain your guests during the party. Because these aren't just a blank page for your friends and family to “write something nice for us” or “sign their name” — it's interactive and gives them questions and fun prompts to answer in whatever way they choose to express themselves.

Keep reading to find out how these guestbooks work, why Steampunk/Neo-Victorian fans will be particularly interested, and the secret pasword for your offbeat discount.

This antique-y design could be perfect for a Steampunk wedding guestbook.

Here's how it works

  • Each guest at your event will receive their very own guestbook page.
  • Leave a cup full of markers, pens, and other crafty tools out, and let 'em share their special messages with in their own crazy ways.
  • After your event, simply place the completed pages in one of their many guestbook album designs and enjoy!

Here's how you mix it up
The Guestbook Store has different page layouts for all your guestbooks needs — wedding and commitment ceremony, bridal/couple shower, anniversaries, etc. And their formal page design has an awesome 19th century feel to it, doesn't it?

Here's how you can save money

OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: The Guestbook Store is offering Offbeat Bride readers a 15% discount. Just use the code OFFBEAT (all caps!) at checkout.

Now go and start creating your own super fun guestbook alternative and see what awesomeness your wedding guests serve up for you.

Comments on A guestbook alternative that’s way more than just a blank page

  1. My husband and I had these at our reception and they were SO much fun! We had them laid out at each place setting, and had various colors of markers spread out on the table as well. It did double-duty because it gave everyone something to do other than sit and talk between courses or whatever. I can’t think of anything we could have used instead that I would have been so pleased with. The pages are so creative and unique, and some of them are hysterical… it’s so much fun to go back and read them now!

  2. These are so cute! Seems a bit easier than what I am putting together for my little sister’s wedding. I’m making a Creative Memories digital scrapbook of their 8-year (yes, 8) relationship up to their getting married, leaving room for people to sign and wish them well and whatnot.

    I hope I can make this a really great wedding present for them, because with both her and I getting married this summer, I am going to be tapped for cash.

    Thanks for posting this today! I think I might incorporate a few of those questions into sister’s book.

  3. One of my friends had these are their wedding, and it was hilarious to see what people drew and wrote! A great way to remember your guests’ personality as well as their advice and well wishes.

  4. I just tried to get to the checkout screen to check on shipping costs and got an error. Did we break them?

    • Hey Berta, I just sent your comment along to the Guestbook Store. Hopefully we’ll figure out what went on there soon.

      • Hi Everyone – Looks like everything is working again. Go ahead and give it another try! Ann
        PS – OFFBEAT coupon code is working as well ;0)

  5. OMG already ordered….I had been trying to figure out something more fun than the traditional “come on and sign my book” thing, but couldn’t find anything in my price range or that we liked….these are so cute!!!!

    • Make sure you’re entering the coupon code exactly as shown — OFFBEAT, all caps.

  6. OMG this is fantastic! The boy and I are in the midst of discussing wedding-y things and I think this may be an awesome compromise between boring guestbook (him) and signed photo mat (me). I’ll definitely be checking it out! 🙂

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