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Get inspired by these ultra original wedding getaway car decor ideas and make the couple’s exit ride one they will never forget!

The classics, "Just Married" tin cans. Want it perfect? Match the color of the car!

The classics, “Just Married” tin cans. Want it perfect? Match the color of the car!

Share these wedding getaway car decoration ideas with your best man or groomsmen (usually in charge of this detail) and depart your reception with a great photo op! Show the world you just got hitched by riding away in style!

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Why the Tin Cans on the Wedding Getaway Car?

Tin cans on the back of the car have been part of the long list of wedding traditions since time immemorial. But do people really know their meaning?

Well, it was believed that their rattling noise would scare away evil and troublesome spirits and therefore protect the newly formed union. Nowadays tin cans on the wedding getaway car are more of a fun way of announcing the departure of the newlyweds.

Nature and seasonal details plus the traditional tin cans adorn this vintage wedding ride.

Nature and seasonal details plus the traditional tin cans adorn this vintage wedding ride.

Simple Wedding Getaway Car Decoration Ideas: Calligraphed Signs

However, decorating the wedding car with tin cans is not the only way to embellish it. Nothing is more simple than a “Just married” sign on the back of the send-off car. DIY a beautiful and easy calligraphed sign, write or engrave your message on a small acrylic or wooden blackboard. Plain cardboard will do as well. Tie the sign with string to the back of the wedding car. Prettify it with flowers, ribbons and a huge bow smack in the middle of the arrangement.

Nope, not paint but a decorative vinyl decal for the wedding getaway car. Cute, right?

Nope, not paint but a decorative vinyl decal for the wedding getaway car. Cute, right?

Perfect vintage wedding car exit in Austin, Texas. By cypress falls events.

Perfect vintage wedding car exit in Austin, Texas. By cypress falls events.

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Embellish the Wedding Car with a Bunch of Balloons and Bunting!

Decorate the back and sides of the car with beautifully colored balloons and bunting that spell out the names of the newlyweds, “Just Married!” or “Happy Forever”. It will look incredibly cute!

A rustic chic departure with "just married" bunting on the car.

A rustic chic departure with “just married” bunting on the car.

Create a fab photo op by filling out the car with balloons that will escape before the bride and groom do!

Fill a car with balloons for a very special getaway ride.

Fill a car with balloons for a very special getaway ride.

Tie some colorful balloons to the wedding getaway car. It will make for a most Instagrammable moment!

Tie some colorful balloons to the wedding getaway car. It will make for a most Instagrammable moment!




Original and Funny Just Married Car Decorations

One of the most original and funny ways to decorate the send-off car is to “dress it up” as the bride. How? You ask. Add eyelashes to the car’s headlights to make them look like eyes and place a “veil” on top. Of course, you can still add a decal or write “Just Married” on the car window of your choosing – if you believe having the getaway car looking like a bride is not enough! 😉

Funny wedding car decoration ideas: dress the car like a bride and groom!

Funny wedding car decoration ideas: dress the car like a bride and groom!

Related: Types of Wedding Suits for Grooms: Groomswear According to the Event

Another original idea to decorate the wedding getaway car is to cover it with string lights. Or tie paper streamers to the bumper and see them float behind the car!

Grab some string lights and wrap the wedding getaway car with them! Sahra Sadd Photo.

Grab some string lights and wrap the wedding getaway car with them! Sahra Sadd Photo.

How to Decorate the Getaway Car with Flowers

If you prefer something more delicate to decorate the wedding car, flower arrangements and floral wreaths will be a surefire hit. Tie them on top of the hood, the trunk, over the door handles, the license plate and if you dare… fill the car with flowers and surprise the happy couple when they open its doors! Be ready to ‘Gram it!

Surprise! Fill the wedding car with flowers!

Surprise! Fill the wedding car with flowers!

Elegant floral arrangement ideas to decorate the wedding car.

Elegant floral arrangement ideas to decorate the wedding car.

Create a Stylish Ride with Ribbons and Bows

Wrap the car as if it was a gift with ribbons and bows in the wedding colors. Feel free to tie some tin cans to incorporate the wedding tradition. Or get inspired with these vintage wedding car decoration ideas for an incredible trip to the sunset.

One of the most adorable just married car decoration ideas we have seen. Vintage Rolls Royce.

One of the most adorable just married car decoration ideas we have seen. Vintage Rolls Royce.

Wedding car decoration with a giant tulle bow.

Wedding car decoration with a giant tulle bow.

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Build your very own wedding ceremony arch with these fab and easy DIYs. Choose from beachy boho bamboo, wood arbor all the way to glorious floral wedding altar on meshed wire. All very original and simple to make.

Check out these 7 wedding ceremony arch DIYs and jaw-dropping canopy ideas! All very original and easy to make.

Check out these 7 wedding ceremony arch DIYs and jaw-dropping canopy ideas! All very original and easy to make.

The wedding ceremony arch is a decorative element that is as unique as it is beautiful. There are a few options when it comes down to having a wedding arbor. You may buy or rent the structure and decorate it yourself or you can build it from scratch. Some wedding venues may already have one you can prettify to your liking.

Today we’ll inspire you with some beautiful ideas and show you how to DIY some fab floral arches and canopies with bamboo, branches, wire or wood. Choose your favorite and surprise your guests with a romantic and original altar.

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How to Make a Bamboo Wedding Arch for a Beach Ceremony

To make this beautiful bamboo wedding ceremony arch you will need 8 bamboo canes, cloth or chiffon, 5 starfish, shell garlands and a couple of palm branches.

Love the colors, the draping and the details! Starfish and a shell garland on this bamboo canopy for a beach wedding by Sand Petal weddings.

Love the colors, the draping and the details! Starfish and a shell garland on this bamboo canopy for a beach wedding by Sand Petal weddings.

  1. Dig 4 holes in the sand, insert each of the four pillars and make sure to hold them well with sand. You may pour some cement to make sure the structure is solid.
  2. Tie the other 4 bamboo canes at the top, forming a square, and holding each end with a rope. If you are handy carving wood, you can cut some notches and form some grooves for a more finished look.
  3. Drape the fabrics or chiffon around the poles and canopy top.
  4. Tie a starfish to each bamboo cane and drape the seashell garland. Finish it and the palm branches and the final starfish.

A romantic and easy to make bamboo wedding arch to adorn your wedding in a very unique way.

Where to buy these materials online:

You can buy moss, birch river cane bamboo, curly willow branches and all that you can imagine at Dried Decor on Etsy with very reasonable prices or a huge variety of pussy willows on Etsy.

How to DIY a Wire Wedding Arch for less than $100

To get this look, you can buy a wire arch trellis online or at any garden store nearby for about $45.00. You will also need white chiffon; about 2.5 times the height of the altar structure and a few twinkle lights.

Wedding ceremony arch made out of a wire trellis. Decorate it with tulle and little twinkle lights. Check out the DIY on the blog!

Wedding ceremony arch made out of a wire trellis. Decorate it with tulle and little twinkle lights.

  1. Follow the instructions to build the trellis.
  2. Wrap the chiffon in a zigzag way so it cover the wire wedding arch structure.
  3. You can add some volume to the base of the ceremony altar by wrapping it with chiffon.
  4. Hang a few twinkle lights.

Total expense: less than $100 and a beautiful look while staying within your budget!




The Dreamiest Floral Wedding Ceremony Arch: How to Build your own Chuppah

This impressive floral ceremony arch is suitable both for indoor or outdoor weddings. The structure is covered with mesh wire floral netting and baby’s breath. The look is absolutely divine.

Wedding ceremony arch ideas only found in dreams. Photo Credit: Ana Junqueira.

Wedding ceremony arch ideas only found in dreams. Photo Credit: Ana Junqueira.

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DIY Wood Wedding Arbor: How to Build a Wooden Arch

Imagination has no limits as we can tell by this gorgeous yet simple wood wedding arbor. To build this wooden arch, you will need 3 pieces of 2 x 4s, hammer and nails, several yards of chiffon and two floral arrangements, one large and one small. And a staple gun, of course!

Simple wedding ceremony arch ideas that fit any budget

Simple wedding ceremony arch ideas that fit any budget

  1. Nail the three pieces of wood to form the arch’s structure
  2. Once assembled, bury it in the ground so it doesn’t budge
  3. Wrap the chiffon around the wooden arch like in the photo. If the top corners don’t stay in place, use the staple gun.
  4. Decorate with the floral arrangements (or willow branches, if you want to keep this way under $80.00) and secure them with the help of the staple gun

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Alternative: If you are not able to make holes in the ground, like the wood arbor in the photograph, you can create a base by inserting each end inside an aluminum bucket filled with fresh cement and let them dry. Then cover the top with flowers or wrap more fabric around them.

How to Build a Unique and Simple Ceremony Altar for a Beach Wedding

This jaw-dropping canopy will turn your beach wedding ceremony into a most memorable one. To build this altar, you will need a wooden trellis, strong solid braid rope or cotton weeping cord (the one used for hammocks) and a long and weeping floral arrangement. The flowers used for the one in the picture are gladiolas and delphiniums.

Beach wedding ceremony arch ideas to DIY. Check out the tutorial on the blog!

Beach wedding ceremony arch ideas to DIY.

  1. Bury the wooden trellis in the sand
  2. Thread and attach the solid braid rope to the wood so the flower arrangement can be placed upon it
  3. Ask your florist to attach or staple the floral arrangement to your structure

A beach wedding ceremony for the ages!

PVC Pipe Wedding Arch Tutorial: Affordable Elegance

You are more than likely in awe of the simplicity and elegance of this PVC pipe wedding arch. We all tend to think of PVC pipe as cheap and ugly looking, but this has changed everybody’s minds. This is one of the amazing creations of Betsaida, destination wedding planner and founder of The Experialist in Barcelona, Spain.

PVC pipe wedding arch tutorial. Photo courtesy of Betsaida, The Experialist, Barcelona, Spain.

PVC pipe wedding arch tutorial. Photo courtesy of Betsaida, The Experialist, Barcelona, Spain.

Its height and strength needs to be adjusted according to the weight of the decorations you plan on adding. If you are not planning on purchasing a pre-made PVC pipe arch, make sure you strap or tether the base to keep it stable. Indoor PVC arches can be embedded in earth-filled flower pots. Otherwise, they do come with a base. Just make sure it’s heavy enough.

Next, you’re ready to attach your favorite flowers and branches to the PVC. Start at one end of one of the PVC pieces, tape or tie the end of the first string of flowers onto the pipe, and then just start wrapping the floral bouquets around, bunching them together as you go. Now, work the adjacent PVC piece, starting at the end where they both meet.

Balance the look with a pop of color on the diagonally opposite corner.

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How to Make a Twig Arbor: Indoor Wedding Ceremony Arch Ideas

A tutorial for a floral twig arch that is a great fit for an industrial or modern wedding. To make this stunning curly willow arch, you will need 8 to 12 stems of seven foot tall curly willow branches, 6 to 10 stems of three to six feet tall curly willow, dried Larkspur, 2 large decorative planters or vases, 1 large bag of sand, wire cutters and floral tape.

Twig arbor with curly willow and dried larkspur tutorial.

Twig arbor with curly willow and dried larkspur tutorial.

  1. Separate the curly willow branches and pick up the straight ones, putting them together.
  2. Then, pick up the curvy ones, and put them to the left or the right of the straight ones.
  3. Repeat the process with the shorter branches.
  4. Push the bottoms to the same height and put them inside the vase. If you want to add more branches, you can do that now to fill up all the blank spaces.
  5. Let’s secure the vases or planters by filling them up with sand to avoid tipping of the arrangements.
  6. Now, we are ready to embellish this arrangement by inserting some dried white Larkspur at the base and attaching some to the branches with floral wire or tape.
  7. Connect the the upper part by tying some branches with thread or floral tape and the rest will spread to the sides

Ready! As simple as it is beautiful.

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Check out this fab round up of wedding signs and a couple of DIYs for our crafty brides. Get inspired and make your own as they will help you welcome your guests in style!

Wedding day chalkboard sign idea from a Massachusetts reception. Share something about the happy couple, like their hobbies and places they have been together. Lovely Valentine Photo + Film.

Wedding day chalkboard sign idea from a Massachusetts reception. Share something about the happy couple, like their hobbies and places they have been together. Lovely Valentine Photo + Film.

Every bride wants their wedding to look perfect From the moment her guests walk in the door until it’s time to leave. Welcome wedding signs will help you make an impression while letting your guests know how happy you are that they are sharing this special moment with you!

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Welcome Wedding Signs Can Fit Every Reception Theme

We tend to associate welcome wedding signs with a rustic, outdoorsy celebration. But nothing could be further from the truth. Signs can be adapted to any reception theme as they should match your aesthetic. For example, DIY your own classic and timeless sign by monogramming your initials on a chalkboard. Place it on an easel for all to see. Getting married at the beach? Write a warm message on some driftwood to give your sign that nautical vibe. There is much to choose from at boho weddings. Adorn your wedding signs with brightly colored flowers. Or use fragrant eucalyptus garlands to encircle your signs. If you are hosting an urban wedding, mount signs with stylized graphics and mixed typography to give them that modern city touch.

Clear acrylic welcome wedding signs are the latest trend in weddings. And they fit well with any wedding theme!

Clear acrylic welcome wedding signs are the latest trend in weddings. And they fit well with any wedding theme!

Boho welcome sign.

Boho welcome sign.

Not only will this coastal wedding sign direct your guests, it informs on the order of events as well. Epic Love Story Photography.

Not only will this coastal wedding sign direct your guests, it informs on the order of events as well. Epic Love Story Photography.




Wedding Signs Have a Myriad of Uses

Besides greeting your guests, welcome wedding signs provide both a way to showcase your personality and a service to your guests. Many couples use them as a wedding program and inform them about the order of events. Some use them to help direct their guests to the different areas or as a map. Others to ask guests to sign their book or to grab a favor. Couples can also share their Instagram hashtag or their Snap filter with the guests and encourage their photo sharing.

Regardless of your style, give your guests a warm and fuzzy feeling upon arrival with your very own reception sign!

Wedding signs help incorporate social media to your celebration.

Wedding signs help incorporate social media to your celebration.

Industrial meets vintage on this ultra romantic welcome wedding sign. Lanterns, flowers and greenery do the trick.

Industrial meets vintage on this ultra romantic welcome wedding sign. Lanterns, flowers and greenery do the trick.

Personalize this printable welcome sign and give directions to your guests.

Personalize this printable welcome sign and give directions to your guests – via Etsy.

DIY Your Own Chalkboard Wedding Sign in 6 Steps

Chalkboard signs look so incredible. But many of us don’t have perfect calligraphy to create one of these masterpieces. Never fear! Follow this DIY to make your very own chalkboard wedding signs!

DIY chalkboard sign. Let your guests know they can start tagging you right away! Roswell Historic Cottage. Christian David Photo.

DIY chalkboard sign. Let your guests know they can start tagging you right away! Roswell Historic Cottage. Christian David Photo.

  1. Choose your fonts and your text.
  2. Print your text on a printer. Tip: if your sign is larger than life, print one line at a time.
  3. Now place transfer or graphite paper over the chalkboard and secure it with artist tape – it doesn’t leave traces of glue.
  4. Place the paper with the printed text over it and secure with artist tape again.
  5. Transfer with a retractable pen and remove both the paper and the graphite paper.
  6. Finally, trace the letters with white gel pen so they look like chalk. Voilá!
Industrial romantic wedding with hand lettered welcome chalkboard sign.

Industrial romantic wedding with hand lettered welcome chalkboard sign.

How to Make a Wood Wedding Welcome Sign

This is easier than you think! Grab a plain wood board and stain it. Once it’s dry, stencil your message on it. Feel free to steal the steps from the previous DIY.

Planning a big wedding? A funny sign ensures your guests don't get lost and tells them where drinks can be found. Adorable detail for the most Instagram-worthy wedding ever!

Planning a big wedding? A funny sign ensures your guests don’t get lost and tells them where drinks can be found. Adorable detail for the most Instagram-worthy wedding ever!

Welcome wedding sign for a cute garden wedding. Love the fonts they picked and the heart design. Virginia Beach.

Welcome wedding sign for a cute garden wedding. Love the fonts they picked and the heart design. Virginia Beach.

We hope you enjoyed this collection of 25wedding signs to make your guests feel welcome! Feel free to share your DIYs with us on Instagram #bodasyweddings or tag us! We’ll be waiting!

 

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Check out these Insta-worthy summer centerpieces for weddings. Particularly those DIY brides, as these tutorials are simple and TD (to die for). Tablescaping never looked so easy with these summertime beauties!

Tall summer centerpieces with apples and hydrangeas. Divine!

Tall summer centerpieces with apples and hydrangeas. Divine!

There is an endless range of options when it comes down to summer centerpieces for weddings. And that’s great because be it at the beach, outdoors or at a wedding hall, tables need decorating. We hope these fab ideas will come in handy as well as make your reception tables pleasant and attractive.

Tall Centerpieces for Summer Weddings: Class and Sophistication Guaranteed

Tall summer centerpieces are one of the most sophisticated choices you have available. They are a great fit for large tables, open outdoor spaces or indoor spaces with very high ceilings. They add elegance in a simple and original way.

Related: 24 Ingenious Ways To Make Candle & Lighted Centerpieces for Wedding Receptions

Super Easy Tall Summer Centerpiece DIY

  1. Fill a glass container with apples and water.
  2. Add a bunch of hydrangeas and tie some rope for the final touch.
  3. Spread the cheerfulness of summer to your wedding!
Submerged apples and hydrangeas add the cheerfulness of summer to your wedding! Tutorial on the blog!

Submerged apples and hydrangeas add the cheerfulness of summer to your wedding!

Floral Summer Centerpieces for Romantic Weddings

One hot trend for summer centerpieces are Mediterranean style flower arrangements. Peonies, ranunculus and tulips definitely come to mind. Complement them with table runners and other decor to fit your celebration. For a 70s bohemian look, fill your table with candles and flowers over a macrame runner.

Replace the table runner for a line up of vintage cups and saucers filled with soft coral flowers and lavender sprigs.

Replace the table runner for a line up of vintage cups and saucers filled with soft coral flowers and lavender sprigs.

Stunning runner made of floral centerpieces.

Stunning runner made of floral centerpieces.

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DIY Summer Centerpieces for a Vintage Garden Wedding

This centerpiece could not be any easier and it will look striking on your tables. Most of the materials can be bought at the nearby dollar store. You will need terracota plates, glasses, terracota or plastic pots and your favorite flowers.
Make sure that the pots are filled with soil. That will make them sturdier and stronger enough to carry the weight of the top levels. Place the glasses with flowers evenly around each terracota plate. If you are crafty and want to turn these centerpieces into a permanent garden decor, you may drill through the plates (the pots already have holes) and secure a stick – a broom stick will do – all the way through.

Easy DIY summer centerpiece for a garden celebration.

Easy DIY summer centerpiece for a garden celebration.

Suspended floral centerpieces for an intimate summer wedding.

Suspended floral centerpieces for an intimate summer wedding.

How To Make Floral Centerpieces for a Summer Wedding

Horizontal flower arrangements are ideal for long reception tables. This is undoubtedly one of the most Pinterest-worthy centerpieces for summer weddings and is ideal for rustic and romantic style celebrations.

  1. Pick a horizontal container, medium height, such as a wooden box
  2. Fill it with soil and cover the surface with mulch or dried moss.
  3. Plant a variety of flowers, in the colors that you like the most. You can even add some succulents. You’re done!
Floral centerpieces that scream summer! Tutorial on the blog. Photo credit: F2 Studio Photography.

Floral centerpieces that scream summer! Photo credit: F2 Studio Photography.

DIY your wedding centerpieces with mason jars, crystals from the dollar store and summery sunflowers.

DIY your wedding centerpieces with mason jars, crystals from the dollar store and summery sunflowers.




Such a lovely idea for your tablescape. Colorful flowers in ice cream cones.

Such a lovely idea for your tablescape. Colorful flowers in ice cream cones.

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Summer Centerpieces for Wedding Receptions: Brimming with Fruits and Vegetables

Nothing says summer like refreshing citruses and fruits. Dip into colors and delicious smells and reflect them in your wedding decor. There are many centerpieces with fruits that can look great in a rustic or country style wedding. Personalize these simple, and easy to DIY centerpieces with fruits, veggies and flowers. Glasses filled with limes, lemons and margaritas, so refreshing your guests will want to do away with them! I dare you to make one with sangria! Yum!

Lemon centerpieces have a very natural and refreshing look.

Lemon centerpieces have a very natural and refreshing look.

A Tutorial To Make Your Very Own Citrus Centerpiece

Slice lemons. Put a vase inside of a container to hold the lemon slices in place. Fill both containers with water and add the flower arrangement of your choice. Nifty, right?

Tutorial to make your very own citrus centerpiece.

Tutorial to make your very own citrus centerpiece.

Striking Summer Night Candle Light Table Decor

Candles will instantly up the ambiance of your evening wedding reception. You can make very simple ones with decorative Washi tape and some tea lights. Check out these creative centerpieces and table decorating ideas, perfect for summer entertaining.

Washi tape can turn your votive centerpieces into art!

Washi tape can turn your votive centerpieces into art!

Calas for a noble and elegant table decoration.

Calas for a noble and elegant table decoration.

Original bottled candles table centerpiece.

Original bottled candles table centerpiece.

Even More Summer Centerpieces for Wedding Receptions!

In the following photos we will see centerpieces for weddings that could be perfect for you. Many of them have simple tutorials for you to DIY. Enjoy!

 

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Consider ditching the traditional guest book for a totally lit one, no more snooze fest for the guests or a book you will never read again! Check out these creative wedding guest book ideas that are fire!

Surfs up for beach wedding couples looking for creative and unique guest book ideas to surprise their guests! Photo Credit: BluePhoto Photography.

Surfs up for beach wedding couples looking for creative and unique guest book ideas to surprise their guests! Photo Credit: BluePhoto Photography.

One trend that has everyone dripping with thirst are the twists on the classic wedding guest book ideas. Nobody wants their book to be like everyone else’s. And you cannot bypass this tradition. We all want wedding memories, otherwise why the selfies, the photographer, videographer and all that comes with it? These well wishes are something to do at a reception, and it needs to be done in style. So check out these TD guest book ideas and get or DIY yours!

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What Size Guest Book Should I Get?

Estimate that the book should fit about 60% to 70% of your total guest count. This number could go down to 50%, if you invited many couples. Don’t go overboard as it’s better for guests to be searching for the empty spot than to have too much room to add their well-wishes.

Guest Book Ideas So Pretty and Original You May Use As Home Decor

Usually the wedding guest book ended up gathering dust somewhere in the house never to be seen again. Therefore, the trend of having a signature book that could be used as a statement piece in your home makes more sense. First, because it will make you smile every time you see it just for remembering those beautiful memories. Second, its cost is an investment in your home decor! Pick something really original that you will cherish for a long time to come. Am i right?

Rocking 3-D wedding guest book idea to adorn your home.

Rocking 3-D wedding guest book idea to adorn your home.

Now, this is a fab guest book alternative to have this memory turn into a conversation piece. Have the guests sign an Adirondack that will later adorn your backyard.

Have your guests sign an Adirondack or a plain lawn chair. That way your guestbook won't end up hidden away in storage.

Have your guests sign an Adirondack or a plain lawn chair. That way your guestbook won’t end up hidden away in storage.

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Adorable signature board you may use as home decor.

Adorable signature board you may use as home decor via Etsy.

Polaroid Wedding Guest Book Ideas: Selfies and more Selfies

We love the look of Polaroids, old and new. Vintage-themed receptions call for a Polaroid selfie guest book. Your guests’ photos will be instantly printed – after a few shakes – and they can write on the back their wishes for the newlyweds. But not every guest will want their picture taken, so it might be best to have an alternative way of signing the guest book. We also like the idea of having an attendant take the pictures – assign the task to a member or two out of your bridal squad.

Make a banner of the Polaroids and hang them all on some board.

Make a banner of the Polaroids and hang them all on some board.

Add instructions for your guests, something like “You Smile, We Snap, You Sign, We Cherish.” Another alternative is to look into more products that produce instant film, like printers that hook up to smart phones. That way they can take a picture on their phone and pick which one they’d like to print over bluetooth, and finally attach it where ever you’re asking them to.

This is a fab idea to be able to remember who was who at your wedding!

This is a fab idea to be able to remember who was who at your wedding!




The Shadow Box Guest Book: One of our Favorites

Shadow box guest books are so versatile, they fit any wedding theme, From rustic to boho to glam all the way up to Magic Kingdom cute! You can give your guest a fu way to interact with your wedding day and, later on, you can hang them on your wall!

Disney wedding guest book alternative with the cutest box and castle ever.

Disney wedding guest book alternative with the cutest box and castle ever via Etsy.

Winery weddings can leverage the theme and include quite an original guest book idea. Corks in a shadow box!

Winery weddings can leverage the theme and include quite an original guest book idea. Corks in a shadow box!

Unique Guest Book Ideas to Surprise Your Guests

There are lots and lots of creative ideas to help your guests give their well-wishes to the happy couple! Forget the dull and boring signature books and go for one of these gnarly and unique guest book ideas instead. Provide small sheets of note paper and ribbon, Jenga blocks, wine corks or any other surface can can imagine for guests to sign.

Go ultra vintage. Grab a few records and gold sharpies. They can be framed afterwards to decorate your walls. Photography: Sarelle photos.

Go ultra vintage. Grab a few records and gold sharpies. They can be framed afterwards to decorate your walls. Photography: Sarelle photos.

DIY Jenga guestbook wedding idea! You will need: the Jenga wooden pieces, a few thin point black sharpies, a large clear bowl and a table. Voilá!

Love this DIY Jenga guestbook wedding idea.

Love this DIY Jenga guestbook wedding idea.

Fingerprint Guest Book Ideas: A Very Popular Option

Ask your guests to leave their fingerprint or their signature or both!

Unique wedding guest book ideas. Colorful thumbprints everywhere!

Unique wedding guest book ideas. Colorful thumbprints everywhere!

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¿Classic Wedding Tree Guestbook or a Canvas?

Follow our directions to decide on the size of these wedding guest book alternatives. Having empty leaves, balloons or spaces won’t look that good and you do want to feature these little masterpieces on your walls, don’t you?

Wedding guest book canvas with colorful balloons. Love the matching color of the heart and the birds for this wedding tree guestbook.

Wedding guest book canvas with colorful balloons via Etsy. Love the matching color of the heart and the birds for this wedding tree guestbook.

Ultra Affordable DIY: The Wedding Puzzle Guest Book

Why not add some fun and games to the reception with a wedding puzzle guest book? You can make one out of a photo of the couple or just out of your favorite jigsaw puzzle. A great and pretty cheap idea!

Woohoo! Let's put the guest book puzzle together after the wedding!

Woohoo! Let’s put the guest book puzzle together after the wedding!

On this day and age traditional guestbooks are antiquated. Why spend money on something that is likely going to sit on a shelf and get dusty? Have your guests sign something you will display or use constantly. Your guests will be delighted to see that you chose something totally different and original for them to add their well-wishes!

 

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