aisle style . details . guest books
You want to remember everyone who is part of your special day, and a guest book is a traditional way to do so. But just because a guest book is a given doesnt mean it has to be as bland as white bread. You can butter it up with some individuality and ingenuity.
If you met on the volleyball court, have guests sign a ball. If you want to create your own family heirloom, buy a silver platter and an engraveable pen, then let the congratulations roll. If you are going for a retro theme, let guests type their sweet nothings on a vintage typewriter. It will make a unique guestbook and create a sense of ambiance.
If youre considering something nontraditional, plan ahead. Samantha Munda of the Secretariat in Wilmington suggests passing the (non)guest book around at the rehearsal dinner so your nearest and dearest can sign it the way you want them to. It sets the tone for everyone else, she says. If someone looks at a blank page, they may not understand what you want. But if they see other signatures and notes written at an angle, theyll get it.