Wedding planning season is in full swing after all of those holiday engagements, am I right or am I right? I know several lovely ladies that are in the midst of planning weddings and need a good unique wedding guestbook idea. A guest book is a great way for you to remember all your wonderful guests from your whirlwind of a wedding day as well as provide something pretty and lasting that you can display in your home. I know a lot of people do the thumb print tree, which is adorable, or sign the matting of a picture frame. For my own wedding, we had our guest sign postcards (because we love to travel) and put them in a mailbox. Now we have them framed and hung up all over our home! I was recently in one of my BFF’s wedding and I took on the task of being in charge of the guestbook.
I was thrilled to be in her wedding and it was so fun to design and put together her guestbook. Aren’t we the cutest??
She saw some wooden hearts on Pinterest and knew she wanted them to be a part of the design. So on her big day, I set out a bunch of wooden hearts, brown fine tipped sharpies, and a pretty apothecary jar for people to put them in once they signed them. Easy peasy! Now it was time to put them all together.
Wooden Heart Wedding Guestbook Materials
- A shadowbox frame
- Wooden hearts (found at most craft stores)
- Hot glue gun
- (Optional) Silhouette CAMEO and frosted vinyl
Remove the back from your shadowbox frame and begin to lay out your wooden hearts. I had two different sizes of hearts to work with. Place them on the fuzzy backing in whatever pattern or design you want. I went for a sort of natural, haphazard arrangement that looks like the hearts are just falling into place.
Once you are satisfied with the placement of your wooden hearts, carefully pick each one up, apply a little bit of hot glue to the back, and press it back into place. Repeat for all the wooden hearts on your board! When you’re done it should look something like this:
Pop the back with the wooden hearts back into the frame et voila! You can be done here after this step if you want. I decided that I wanted to add a little more customization to my friends wedding guestbook, so I decided to make her and her hubby’s names as well as their wedding date and had it cut out of frosted glass vinyl using my Silhouette CAMEO. You could also get the same effect from using stickers! The frosted glass looks like it’s really etched into the glass. I like the fact that it’s mostly transparent so you can still read all the sweet messages on the hearts inside!
And there you have it! A super easy and unique wedding guestbook idea that you can put together in a snap, both at the wedding, and after it’s done! I’m so excited to give her the finished product so she can put it up in the new home she now shares with her new husband 🙂
What was your wedding guestbook like?