Forgo the Book and Box It

I’m always on the lookout for alternatives to the traditional wedding guestbook, like kiosk guestbooks and the washline guestbook. Here’s another fun idea, this time from Cut the Cake Designs though I imagine you could DIY it fairly easily with a pretty recipe card box from a cooking supply shop and the right sort of printer.

wedding guestbook box

The wooden address card boxes hold twenty-six elegantly designed custom dividers and 200 address card inserts for guests to fill out with their names, addresses, and note for the newlyweds.

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Many of the divider designs can be customized with different colors or some alternate text, though a small fee may be added to the basic price ($35) as a result.

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I don’t know about you, but I like these recipe box guestbooks and think they’d make a darling addition to a rustic wedding or a wedding with a cookery theme. The added benefit of having guests include their mailing addresses when filling out the wedding guestbook cards doesn’t hurt, either.

3 Responses to “Forgo the Book and Box It”

  1. La BellaDonna says:

    I like this very much! I thought it was a fabulous idea when my SIL wanted a recipe from each person involved in her wedding – I don’t know if it included ALL the guests, but I think it’s a lovely idea. It’s a wonderful way to think of friends and family when they aren’t with you, and it REALLY helps a new bride and groom as they face the eternal prospect of “What’s for dinner?” and really not wanting tuna casserole again. (As I recall, my recipe was for my famous Fruit Bread – a concoction utterly different from the much-maligned “fruitcake” – starting with the fact it has fruit in it.)

    Now, THAT’S something that I would really be interested in at a bridal shower: each guest provides, not just one recipe, but the recipes for a favorite fall-back meal menu – and everyone at the shower gets to take a copy home of all the recipe. Maybe written down in colourful dollar-store notebooks for each guest? It beats most of the dreadful shower activities I hear about.

    Plus I think it’s kind of cool to find out what people really are having for dinner when it’s just family.

  2. I *love* the recipe idea for a shower or some pre-wedding secret project the attendants put together. Getting recipes out of a book always seems like much more trouble than using a recipe passed on by a loved one, even when it really isn’t.

  3. T. Beard says:

    Friends of ours did something similar, except they asked guests to give them their newlywed advice. Predictably, they got some very touching cards (mostly from older family members) and some very silly cards and even some kind of dirty cards. Which of course are their favorite. They didn’t use a box, though. Instead, they got a card catcher or whatever you call it.