Wedding Guest Book Ideas

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Rather than buying a guest book consider making or decorating one yourself to complement your special day. This page contains wedding guest book ideas.
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It doesn't matter if your guest book is an expensive one or one with little covering and embellishment.

  1. Lay it flat and using white satin material cut and measure it to fit the book with about 2-3 inches to be turned back inside the covers of the book and hot glued down to secure your material cover.

  2. After your book is covered hot glue gathered lace around the entire book (laid down flat for a proper fit).

  3. To cover your raw edged of the lace glue a pretty braid or trim over it.

  4. Decorate with a small cluster of flowers and a 2 loop bow with tails to hang.

Sharon from KY

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March 6, 2005

I hate guest books at family gatherings! Usually only a page or two is filled and afterwards they just sit in a box somewhere. Well, for my wedding we did something more fun!

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We got a plain large (about 1/4 thick) poster board and a black pen. It had our wedding invitation in the middle and our guests were able to sign their name or write a little message to us around that invite. PLUS, afterwards, we framed it and it is hanging up in our home for us to treasure! Every time I walk by, I have a great memory from that beautiful day!

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January 26, 2015

I bought a 24 inch monogram for my wedding guests to sign. The wood is unfinished. I tried writing on the raw wood with a red Sharpie then spraying with clear varnish, but the Sharpie ran. Any suggestions? I want it to be preserved for posterity. Any help is appreciated.

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By Vonda M

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May 22, 20150 found this helpful
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I would use a paint pen, sometimes called a paint marker. This is real paint, though, and it doesn't dry immediately like a marker will, so you'll probably want to have someone stationed there with it to help your guests with it. (Make it really clear they shouldn't drag their hand across it.) It does dry within a minute or so though. They come in a very nice metallic silver and gold and are sold in all craft stores and most big box stores.

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I recently used a fine point sharpie on a wooden placque and had no problem. The trick is to use a polyurethane spray sealer and spray a VERY light coat.

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Then keep repeating light coats until you have a thicker layer. Don't forget to let dry completely before you spray again. It only takes a couple minutes between layers.

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November 16, 20150 found this helpful
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I recently used a fine point sharpie on a wooden plaque and had no problem. The trick is to use a polyurethane spray sealer and spray a VERY light coat. Then keep repeating light coats until you have a thicker layer. Don't forget to let dry completely before you spray again. It only takes a couple minutes between layers.

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August 3, 2010

We want to use a vinyl record as our guest book at our wedding. Any suggestions on the best type of marker to use?

By Andrea from NH

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August 4, 20100 found this helpful

You could maybe use a gold or silver paint pen. They make some with glitter too. Sharpie pens come in a wide variety of colors, tho I would do a "test signing" on another record to see which is the best.

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Good luck and congratulations!!
Bev

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August 7, 20100 found this helpful

What a neat idea.

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August 8, 20100 found this helpful

A white or bright colored fine tip paint marker would work best. I would also give the record a light couple of sprays with clear plastic spray paint to preserve the signatures when the wedding is over.

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