Use your favorite book as your guestbook #Wedding Inspo#guestbook#steal-this-idea Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Jan 7 2016) Chris Wolfgang Photo from Kirsten & Dustin's 1950s nostalgic rockabilly wedding by Chris Graham Augh, I SO WISH I had thought of this myself! Looks like Kirsten and Dustin like A Lovely Love Story as much as I do. However, they came up with the brilliant idea to use the little book by Edward Monkton as their actual guestbook. And I did not. Don't be like me! Be like Kirsten and Dustin and have your guests scribble their signatures and well wishes throughout the pages of YOUR fave book. The possibilities are endless, really! So what book would you happily defile for a guestbook? Or could you just not deal with WRITING in an honest-to-goodness, real live BOOK? Chris Wolfgang Chris is a writer and editor in Omaha, Neb. She'll talk your ear off about independent webcomics, animated film, and Ultimate Frisbee. @chriswolfgang @ PREVIOUS Rustic loveliness on a budget: a potluck wedding with oodles of style NEXT How to DIY frugal but fancy wedding shoes with appliques Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] I did this for the guestbook at my big, fancy 30th birthday party last year, with the collected works of Byron (yes, I'm a Goth at heart, can you tell?). My only regret is that I gave people a fountain pen, and then didn't think to tell them to please *not* snap the book shut instantly upon finishing their message. Now, to my eternal grief, I have lost the majority of those, presumably lovely, messages to indecipherable inkblots, and have also ruined my favourite book of poetry. 🙁 It's still a beautiful idea, but don't be like me, kids, and allow yourself to fall victim to the perils of excessive fanciness outside the experience of most guests (and their ability to understand how to interact with); use a felt-tip, or a Biro. Regrets, I've had a few… Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.