3 Unique and Personalized Wedding Guest Book Ideas

Imagine this: the wedding ceremony is over, and your guests have arrived to your reception, excited and ready to celebrate your wedding day with you. When they walk in the door, they’re greeted with all the unique, personal details that you’ve added to make this wedding truly you: from those DIY escort cards you slaved over to the Pinterest-worthy hanging decorations. But before the party can truly start, your guests will have to sign your guest book — and you’ve made your guest book so awesome and memorable, that they’re talking about it even after the wedding is over.

Sounds great, right? Well, that scenario doesn’t have to be purely imaginary — in fact, it’s fairly easy to turn into a reality! A personal and unique guest book can make a great first impression on guests and set the whole tone for your wedding reception. Here’s some of our favorite ideas:

1. A signature plate

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This is one plate that won’t be on your registry, but we guarantee you’ll keep and cherish it just as much as that new china set. For less than $50, you can engrave your names, wedding date, or custom wedding logo on a beautiful, signature plate that guests can sign their names on.

Once your wedding is over, this plate is the perfect piece of new art for your dining room, or could even be used to serve your guests when they’re over for dinner!

2. Engraved jewelry box

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An elegant jewelry box looks great on both your guest sign-in table and on your vanity at home. Engrave the jewelry box with a special quote, your new monogram, or whatever feels best to you. Guests can write you little notes and slip them inside the box when they’re done.

After the wedding, you’ll love reading through the happy thoughts and well wishes your guests shared with you!

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An Elegant Mountainside Wedding by Erin Kate Photography

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A wedding is of course never effortless (if you plan a wedding, you know!), but every now and again we see a wedding that seems so blissful and serene, it’s hard to imagine weddings being a source of stress at all! Today’s wedding is one of those effortless-looking celebrations. Between the natural elegance that Zoë and Bradley incorporated to the wedding day and the breathtaking mountainside wedding venue, everything about this wedding is just right. The bride and groom seem relaxed, the guests are smiling, and everything was photographed beautifully by Erin Kate Photography.

Another little fun fact — Zoë and Brad’s big day was also featured in Martha Stewart Weddings! So you know this one is definitely going to be good. Ready to take a peek? Read on to see more of this very special mountainside wedding!

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5 Best Venue Ideas for a Vintage Inspired Wedding

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 Nancy Cohn Photography

A vintage inspired wedding can mean anything from 1970’s kitsch with rust orange and mustard yellow floral patterned plates to 1950’s midcentury modern with Old Fashioneds served from silver rimmed glasses and bridesmaids in tea length a-line dresses. Deciding where in the realm of “vintage” the wedding will land is the first step. After that, choosing an appropriate venue can help set the scene, helping you reflect the era chosen to evoke.

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Museums

While they may not always advertise it, many museums will allow their space to be used as a wedding venue. Visit local museums and see if they are hosting an exhibition over the next year that fits into the era you’ve selected. Museums host everything from modern art to classics, such as Degas’s ballerinas, to larger than life sculptures in a private garden.

Libraries

Often times, a library will be one of the oldest buildings remaining in a town. I think there is something wildly romantic about libraries, especially ones that have been preserved to maintain their original architecture and fixtures. Admit it, being surrounded by classic tales of love when you say, “I do”, is pretty dreamy.

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6 awesome coverups for fall brides to stay stylish and warm

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The cooler weather brings a number of things — changing colors, shorter days, and cooler weather, just to name a few! If you’re a bride who’s opted for a fall wedding, then congrats! You’re getting married during one of the most romantic times of the year (at least, in my opinion).

With cooler weather comes a number of considerations that fall brides need to think about. There are a few too many to name, so today we’re going to focus just on bridal style. While fall brides might opt for a long sleeve wedding dress to help stay warm during the wedding day, there are a number of coverups for fall brides to wear, and each one brings it’s own unique style to the bride’s wedding day look. Which one is perfect for you?

For the Edgy Bride: Leather Jackets

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For the Girly Bride: Cardigans

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