A wedding guestbook isn’t just a book that has all the names of people who attended your wedding but can be a wedding heirloom you cherish forever. A typically Western wedding concept, wedding guest books are a fun idea to incorporate into your Indian wedding as well. Like the pictures and videos, it can be another reminder of those special days and the people who graced them.
Creating your keepsake is a fun process and the kind of wedding guest book you choose depends entirely on your style and personality. Find a book or guest cards in your wedding colours or one that matches your theme. You can even get the other wedding stationary custom printed with designs and colours that match your wedding décor. Find the prettiest paper you can and you can even have it hand bound with colourful ribbons or embossed with your names and wedding date. Monogrammed, metallic, collages etc…you can get as creative as you like.
Your wedding guest book need not be a proper book, as long as you retain the idea of it being a keepsake. You can have beautiful notepaper and envelops for your guests to record their attendance and leave you special notes on, have pictures that they sign or even items like a large ceramic tray or plate that they can write on. Another fun way to do it is have a Polaroid camera and let your guests take cute pictures and sign them. You can even make your own book, decorate it with anything you desire like cutouts, feathers, beads etc. and stick the pictures and notes in them. You can collect these notes or cards in a beautiful glass jar that your guests can drop them in to. If you are having separate stationary for notes that you will bind later, find creative ways to keep them together like a string where guests can pin them up to, branches, ornate boxes etc. This will also add a nice touch to your overall décor.
Whatever kind of guest book you plan on make sure there is enough space for guests to write down their messages and convey their wishes. You could have a separate space for them to leave their contact details so you it’s easier for you to send your ‘thank you’ cards later. Wedding guest books can be another sweet reminder of the day you took those special vows!