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Alternative Wedding Guest Books

The Wedding Tree- Alternative Wedding Guest Books and all made from wood!

After my latest visit to the National Wedding Show in Birmingham I came across these alternative wedding guest books ideas. My childhood friend had one at her wedding last year and I loved it! It was a frame where you slot your wooden heart with your personalised message in the top. This means great fun for all the guests and looked fantastic. I’m glad I was able to meet the company at the show. Let me show you what else I found out about some of their other alternative guest book ideas.

Traditionally, wedding guest books are usually in the form of a book with blank pages (like the ones we supply at Imagine DIY) for your guests to leave their messages of congratulations for you on your wedding day.

After your wedding day, how many times would you look at your guest book to read the comments? Sad but true – traditional book style guest books tend to get placed on a shelf. Unfortunately soon they are forgotten.

So the Wedding Tree have come up with something different for you, to be able to look at it time and time again.

Here are four alternative guest books from The Wedding Tree:


Drop Top Guest Book

This guest book you can display proudly in your home for years to come. It was also a fun entertainment activity for me and fellow guests at my friends wedding reception. The Drop Top Guest Book is solid wooden frame. Guests place wooden hearts with their personal messages on into the slot at the top. Each message gently falls into the frame. As a result it creates a stunning piece of artwork. Each time you look at it you will remember your special day!

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. They can also custom a larger size if you need.

For more info on the Drop Top Guest Books click here.

Oak Block Guest Book

This guest book you can use over and over again. Oh my goodness! I can imagine many a dinner party of family gathering where this would make for great fun, reading the comments as you play the game. The Oak Block Guest Book is a tower of blocks on which your wedding guests write their personal messages and well wishes to you.

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 can be engraved onto the sides 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.

For more info on the Oak Block Guest Book click here.

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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. My friend placed a heart at each table setting with pens on the table so we could write messages during the reception, great fun! This design is perfect for those who prefer not to have their messages on display (sometimes for the best ;P ). After the big day, sit down with a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy reading the lovely messages left by your guests.

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.

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.

For more info on the Drop Box Guest Book click here.

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Whole Lot of Love Guest Book

Similar to the Drop Box Guest Book, the Whole Lot of Love Guest Book is an organised version. The beautifully crafted box holds all of the messages left for you on your wedding day by your guests and 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.

For more info on the Whole Lot of Love Guest Book click here.


This creative team make all these clever guest book alternatives by hand, with the finest quality materials, giving each one that extra special touch, so there is no surprise they were WINNERS of the wedding product of the year award 2015 for the original Drop Top Guest Book.

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