Creative Sign-In Ideas for Your Wedding, Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16 or Party
We know you work hard to inject your personality and style into every part of your event, so we’re guessing you’d like something a little more exciting than a traditional guest book. In truth, your guests can sign just about anything! Here is some inspiration to help you come up with an option that showcases your style.
1. Surfboard Sign-In Board
If you’re having a beach wedding, or beach or surfing themed bar/bat mitzvah or party, set the tone for your event with a Sign-In Surfboard (pictured above), custom-made by Surfboard Beach Art.
2. Guest Notes
Source: Ruffled Blog
Let guests leave you a note in a decorative display. Read the notes every five years or so on the anniversary of your wedding or event to relive some of the magic and emotion!
3. Guest Book Puzzle or Games
Source: Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled Blog
Your guest book can also be a game for the future! Have guests sign puzzle or Jenga pieces, and enjoy reading their notes as you play! For the puzzle, you can put out plain white pieces like the example above, or create a photo puzzle from your engagement or mitzvah shoot and have guests sign the back. Either way you cut it, you’re in for some fun!
4. Sign-In Board
Sign-In boards are a fun way to showcase your interests, personality, or just show off some beautiful photos!
Photo Sign In Boards available from Balloon Artistry.
Baseball Sign In Board Available from Mizrahi Centerpieces
5. Sign-In Book
Sign-In Books are a popular alternative to sign-in boards. Completely customized to fit your theme, the sign-in book above is available from Life O’ The Party.
7. Guest Book Keepsake Plate or Platter
Guests can make a keepsake commemorative bowl with their signatures. Day in Clay Signature Program can create the one-of-a-kind piece on-site with a live demonstration, or display a finished bowl on a table to be signed by guests.
8. Wedding & Mitzvah Photo Frame
You’re going to hang your favorite photo from your engagement session or bat/bar mitzvah portraits. So why not have guests sign around the border and make it that much more meaningful? Photo Frames available from Amazon.
Tip: Use an acid free fine point pen to preserve your guest’s messages.
9. Engagement / Mitzvah Portraits Guest Book
If you can’t pick just one favorite photo, you can create a book using the photos from your photo session. It gives your guests the opportunity to see all your best professional photos. Have your photographer create a book from the photos, with space for guests to write notes, or create one yourself using a service such as Shutterfly.
Photo by Lasting Memories Photography.
10. Logo or Initials
Turn your initials or logo into a decorative piece that guests can sign and you can hang in your home.
Source: Style Me Pretty
11. Decorative Mirror
Lisa from Party Favorites Blog created a decorative mirror for guests to sign that fit the theme of Emma’s Enchanted Evening Bat Mitzvah.
12. Photo Booth Guest Book
Source: CDS Photo Booths
If you’re having a photo booth at your event, you can create a guest book from the photo strips. Most photo booth companies have the ability to print 2 copies of every photo strip so guests can keep a copy, and include a copy in your guest book.
On the guest book table, be sure to include an album, adhesive, colorful pens and fun stickers so guests can get creative. Also display a note with clear instructions.
13. Fingerprint Tree
Source: Style Me Pretty
14. Custom Artwork
Let guests unleash their creativity by creating a custom painting that you can display in your room or home.
Source: Rock n Roll Bride
Guests can sign quilt squares that you can sew together to make a memory quilt.
Source: Simply Perfect Weddings
BONUS: Tell Your Story!
Source: Wedding Chicks
We hope we’ve inspired you with these Sign-In Board and Guest Book Alternative Ideas! Which are your favorites?