Do you want something different for your wedding guest book? Traditionally, wedding guest books are usually in the form of a book with blank pages for your guests to leave their messages of congratulations for you on your wedding day.
However, after your wedding day, how many times would you look at your guest book to read the comments? Traditional book-style guest books tend to get placed on a shelf or in a cupboard and forgotten about.
If you want something different to be able to look at time and time again, here are four alternative wedding guest books from The Wedding Tree:
Drop Top Guest Book
A guest book to be displayed proudly in your home for years to come. The Drop Top Guest Book is a solid wooden frame in which guests place wooden hearts with their personal messages on into the slot at the top. Each message gently falls into the frame to create a stunning piece of artwork for you to remember your special day by each time you look at it.
Choose from four high quality woods for your frame: European Oak, European Oak with a Graphite Wash, Walnut or Zebrano. You can then select to have your names and wedding date set in the middle of the frame on a single heart or three smaller hearts.
Not only does the Drop Top Guest Book make a stunning feature in your home after your big day, it is also a fun entertainment activity for your guests during your wedding reception.
The Drop Top Guest Book comes in two standard sizes: the original, which comes with 165 wooden hearts, and the Mini, which comes with 100 hearts. If you are having a big wedding and want a larger guest book, a custom frame to suit your wedding size can be ordered.
Drop Top Guest Books start from £265.
Oak Block Guest Book
A guest book to be used over and over again, the Oak Block Guest Book is a tower of blocks on which guests write their personal messages and well wishes to you. Each guest will write their message on a block and place their piece, building a tower. Once complete, the tower can be used during your reception as a party piece, keeping guests entertained.
After the big day you can play with the blocks as a unique family game, remembering your special day by reading the messages left for you by your guests.
Tip: If you want your Oak Block Guest Book just for your daytime guests, why not write their name on one side and use it as their table place names. Leave instructions on the table with pens for guests to write their messages and ask them to build the tower, giving a booby prize to the one who knocks it over.
Your names and wedding date are engraved onto the side of each solid Oak block and all of the pieces come in a personalised wooden presentation box for safe storage.
Choose from two sizes: the single, which comes with 66 blocks or the double set, which comes with 132 blocks.
The Oak Block Guest Book starts from £140.
Drop Box Guest Book
A stunning box guest book to hold your cherished memories. The Drop Box Guest Book is similar to the Drop Top Guest Book in that guests write their personal messages onto wooden hearts and drop them in the box. This is perfect for those who prefer not to have their messages on display.
Made from European Oak, you can choose to have the box portrait or landscape denoting where the slot is placed. Your box will be personalised with your names and ceremony date.
Place your box on a table at your reception and invite guests to write their messages and place them into the box. After the big day, sit down with a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy reading the lovely messages left by your guests.
Each box comes with 50 hearts as standard; you can then choose to add an extra 25 or 50 hearts depending on how many guests you are having.
The Drop Box Guest Book starts from £135.
Whole Lot of Love Guest Book
For those of you who want something you can display proudly, yet keep private, the Whole Lot of Love Guest Book is perfect. This beautifully crafted box holds all of the messages left for you on your wedding day by your guests.
Guests write on the hearts provided and these are then kept in the personalised European Oak box. The box is engraved with your names and ceremony date, with the optional additional message of ‘This box contains a whole lot of love’.
Each guest book comes with 90 hearts, perfect for smaller weddings or larger ones where couples will tend to have one between them.
The Whole Lot of Love Guest Book is £195.
The Wedding Tree uses only the finest quality materials to ensure all of their guest books last a lifetime. Each one is handmade, giving them that extra special touch.
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