Guestbook signing is often an overlooked wedding tradition, where guests write a little something for the newlyweds, making a beautiful keepsake for the couple by which to remember their most memorable day. At traditional weddings in Hong Kong, guests would sign their names in black pen on a long piece of red silk or In an accordion style book bound in silk. These days however, couples are getting more and more creative with the ways they would like their guests to leave their mark at the wedding, eschewing the traditional guestbook for other interactive ideas.
Rather than hastily scripting a few words on paper, why not write on the backs of puzzle pieces? This Etsy seller handcrafts her puzzles (send over your favourite photo from that pre-wedding shoot!), which also makes for a fun activity for your guests. Order ahead of time as production takes about 12 weeks.
One of our brides left Polaroid cameras on tables around the dinner reception for guests to self-snap and glue into blank albums. Expect plenty of silly pictures by the end of the evening.
Invite everyone to doodle your guestbook. A great idea if you’re expecting lots of tiny guests (with supervision of course!)
Have family and friends drop a note (such as their favourite memory of the both of you) in a treasure chest and stash it away, then dig it up on your first or fifth anniversary! We think it’s well worth the wait.
For couples who love to travel and expecting an international guest list, have well-wishers place these on a custom-made world map… They could either mark the place where they’re from, where they met the Bride or Groom, or their favourite country!