9 Finger guest book alternatives to make your wedding stand out!
Making your big day that extra bit special!
Today we focus on fun wedding guest book ideas for your big day! Ideal for getting the guests involved, making the event memorable and most importantly - providing you with a one of a kind special keepsake that can be a focal point for any room!
Plus guests ink those thumbs and get to work actually personalising the art for you. Elegant, cute, fun, classic, modern, themed, travel - there’s something in the list for everyone!
Everyone loves fun wedding ideas right? Alongside your photos, wedding books are one of the most wonderful keepsakes and mementos - you can pour over the lovely wedding guest book messages that each guest wrote especially for you and reminisce! However... aside from being dusted off once in a blue moon it seems that the majority of guest books sit silently, and gather dust in drawer somewhere - such a shame!
Soooooo, as Bob Dylan once sang - times are a changing! Gone are the traditional wedding guest books that never again see the bright light of day. Moving forward, many brides are choosing beautiful pieces of art that are proudly hung from the wall and are a DAILY reminder of your special day!
Unique to each special day, wedding guest books certainly stand out both at your reception and at your home afterwards!
Right, here’s the fun part and here’s why each wedding guest book (also known as a thumbprint tree or a fingerprint tree) is totally unique! Guests ink their thumbs and stamp the art. They do what???? Guests love it and it’s such a fun thing to do - brings out the inner child and boy does it look fabulous!! You have a certain colour scheme? Use ink that matches - even better!
Guests place their fingerprint on the personalised piece of art. The single fingerprint might perhaps represent a leaf on a beautiful tree ‘ to grow your love’ or depending on the design it could represent a balloon that soars love above the clouds! It really depends on the design to the end look, but here we’re rounded up a number of designs for you beautiful brides and gorgeous grooms - what kind of style is yours?
Do you have a particular theme? Elegant, cute, fun, classic, modern, themed, travel? Oh the list is endless - right lets get to it.
Modern Style Bride
I’m thinking bold here - not quite the horse drawn carriage but instead a fun and funky bride and groom on a motorised bike! Not quite a Harley Davisdon but far more cuter! Choose the colour of the bike to match your theme and you can even customise the hair colouring and skin tones to make sure its just right for you!
Whimiscal WeddingsA hand drawn tree - enchanting and dreamy with a beautiful swing or howabout a fanciful and playful bird cage! Think dreamy pastel shades and perfect for a charming wedding reception in an enchanted garden perhaps! Each fingerprint builds into blooming foliage over this magical tree.
With nature inspired elements the design is set against a rustic wood backdrop. A sort of Shabby chic if you will... This bold design that incorporates as many hearts as you wish and on these hearts guests can stamp there thumb, leave a little message or both! Any size and any colour to ensure it’s just perfect when it eventually takes pride of place in your living room...
Travel and destination weddings!Ideal for weddings abroad and in a unique location overseas, wether its a Maldives marriage, or a blessing in Bermuda! Wherever your romantic wedding destination is, you can celebrate with a guest book that showcases your unique location. You can even use it simply to just show the coming together of a couple from different parts of the world to one another. A nod if you like, towards one anothers birthplace.
Countryside ceremonies inspired by natureIf you are pledging your love in a dreamy woodland setting and under an open sky then this is perfect for you. Perfect for a pretty pasture wedding and in any colour showing your love for both one another and for the great outdoors. A beautiful silhouette guest book in a woodland setting.
Find your nature inspired silhouette style here
The animal lovers!My personal favourite! Who doesn’t love these majestic beasts. If you have been looking for creative ways to use antlers for Your woodland wedding then this stags head head is perfect for your countryside theme. Deer antler decorations really make a statement in your wedding decor and this beautiful hand drawn image of a stag is simply beautiful.
Guests fill this gorgeous creatures antlers with single fingerprints that fill the page and it’s also a style that is bang on trend this year!
Find your Stag style finger print guest book here
The vintage guest book
Other non traditional guest book ideas that have a real vintage theme to them include this old fashioned gramophone that holds a nod towards a steampunk style marriage and is perfect for music lovers with a vintage theme.
Notes float over the old style record player and guests can stamp their prints amongst the notes to make beautiful music for you.
Find your vintage style gramophone wedding book here
Elegant with a nature twist!Not only for elegant outdoor summer weddings, this finger print tree guest book encompasses a wide range of styles and suits anything from a spring garden party to a more traditional wedding... one for the outdoorsy couple who which to incorporate nature-inspired elements into their special day.
The leaves grow as does your love for one another!
Find your (literally!) twisted guestbook here
Big day inspiration
So there you have some guestbook alternatives in a variety of styles. Wether you prefer quirky details and non-traditional elements or wether you prefer a more traditional style, there’s something for all! What guest book ideas style will you choose? For a guide on how to display your finger print tree check out here.
Displaying Finger print trees
Where to buy a wedding guest book... A variety of styles are available online and are fully personalised for your big day. Trends change and each brides style differs so its important to choose a guestbook that closely matches your vision and colour scheme.
But hopefully you now have some design inspiration for the main memento of your once in a lifetime special occasion! Which will you choose?