If you’re reading this and you’re already married, you know that the wedding day is a blur for most couples. From the time you arrive at the church until well after the morning-after brunch is over, it’s one of the most hectic days you’ll ever experience.
This is precisely why your wedding photo guestbook will quickly become one of your most cherished possessions!
Long after the flowers have wilted and you’ve forgotten which song was playing when your uncle Jack busted out his breakdancing skills, you’ll have your wedding pictures and guest book to reflect on the day.
But that’s not the original purpose of a wedding guest book. Initially, wedding guest books were used to record the names of official witnesses of the couple’s marriage vows to ensure everyone was getting married willingly. (Or make sure no one ran away?)
These days, whether you choose something traditional or unique, wedding guest books function to give the guests a place to sign and offer well-wishes to the happy couple.
In this post, we’ll look at one of our favorite guest book ideas: the wedding photo guest book! We think they’re a fabulous way to use those beautiful engagement photos you paid for (unless you went the DIY route), and they’re always a crowd-pleaser.
We’ve included traditional books, alternative options to a regular guest book, and all the info you could ask for about them. If you like what you see, check out our other creative wedding guest book ideas for extra inspo!
Traditional Photo Guest Sign-in Books
Below is our list of traditional photo guest sign-in books you’ll simply going to fall in love with!
Modern Elegant Calligraphy Guest Book
- Simple yet elegant style
- Spiral is a good choice for easy signing
- Flexible personalization options
Custom Landscape Guest Book
- Everything's better with gold foil
- The block font is so fancy!
- They'll print your info on the binding like a hardcover book
Instax Linen Guest Book
- So many gorgeous color choices!
- The AlbumHut shop accommodates custom requests
- The pages are perfectly designed for keeping photos
Wedding Slip-in Polaroid Guest Book
- It comes wrapped in a pretty gift box
- Quick and easy for your guests to add their pictures
- It features page spacers to avoid bending the book when the pics are added
Photo Booth Custom Wedding Guest Book
- The cover framed photo slot is a great idea
- Those font choices!
- They'll send you a gold or silver gel pen with the order
Ivory and Black Polaroid Guest Book
- Huge wedding? No problem. You can order up to 100 pages
- There are 8 photo size options
- The lettering printed inside is so cute!
Dusty Blue Modern Wedding Guest Book
- You can have the back cover inscribed with a meaningful message or quote
- That font style is fabulous!
- You can choose yellow gold, rose gold, or silver foil fonts
Wooden Cover Photo Guest Book
- It's got such a crisp aesthetic
- You can change the font if you're not feelin' the calligraphy
- It'll make a fabulous coffee table book!
You can never go wrong with calligraphy- it works whether you're having a vintage, modern, rustic, or any wedding in-between!
This beautiful photo guest book features your favorite engagement photo on the cover and plain lined pages inside for your guests to leave original messages.
It comes in four styles, with hardcover or softcover versions. Choose seven spiral colors to match your wedding colors and seven design options to create a notebook that fits your style.
This stately-looking wedding photo guest book is so elegant, especially with gorgeous gold foil accents! You can get the book in virtually any color to perfectly match your wedding decor, too.
Depending on how many guests you expect, you can order the book with 50 or 100 sheets of black, white, or lined paper to give everyone room to sign and include their photos.
Comes in three sizes and five font color choices, including yellow gold, rose gold, and silver foil.
I adore this guest book for its simplicity and gorgeous linen cover. And the design would be perfect for a casual, laid-back gathering with your closest friends and family.
The book's pages feature four-corner stickers to secure your photo booth or polaroid instant pics with plenty of space for notes and signatures from your guests.
It also features page spacers to keep the pages straight after the pictures have been added.
Another classically elegant guest book, we're dazzled at the sheer combination of size, format, color, and font options! It really is the most flexible, customizable book we've seen yet, making it perfect for any wedding regardless of theme or color.
And unlike many photo guest books, you won't need to provide double-sided tape for your guests to add their pics- it's got sleeves to pop them in.
Comes in multiple sizes and page types, with photo sleeve sizes to accommodate all polaroid photo sizes.
This is a unique book because it features a framed slot on the cover to display your photo booth pic from the wedding! (If you can take three seconds to pop in and take one, that is)
Instead of adhesive, this book keeps your photos in place with individual slots on the interior pages.
It comes with your choice of 29 diverse fonts, from Tattoo to Saloon Girl to Champagne & Limousines! Contains 40 pages and a black or white leather cover.
The first thing that caught our eye about this guest book was the font style. It's so modern with the tiniest touch of whimsy; it would fit in perfectly at a chic rooftop wedding in the city.
There are plenty of color options other than ivory with black font- you'll have your choice of 27 cover colors and 15 fonts, including foil lettering options.
If this book doesn't look like it belongs at a Gatsby-esque mansion wedding, we don't know what does- especially with that silver foil font!
If dusty blue doesn't suit your wedding colors, you can opt for a different cover color- all of them are beautiful. You'll have your pick of 50 or 100 black, white, or lined pages for your guests to sign.
This book's wood/vegan leather combo is so unique!
The design has a modern vibe, but we think it's flexible enough to blend with multiple wedding styles. The calligraphy font is suitable for just about any kind of wedding, too.
It's available in two sizes and two timber types with 12 binding color options. You'll also have your choice of 30, 45, or 60 cardstock pages.
Alternative Photo Guest Sign-in Books
Below are some alternative photo guest sign-in books that are equally fantastic!
Wood Rustic Photo Guest Board
- You can choose the shop to print your photos or DIY them
- The shop offers a free replacement if your board breaks during shipping
- It's UV-coated and fade-resistant
Wedding Wood Photo Guest Board
- The corners are distressed, making it look truly rustic
- The replaceable pic option is a great touch
- Comes with paint pens and a matching sign
Canvas Art Photo Sign
- The GuestBookWeddings shop accommodates rush orders
- Your engagement photos do double duty
- It's crafted with high-quality materials designed to last
Cartoon Portrait Wedding Guest Book
- Your guests will gush over how cute it is!
- It'll make you smile every time you look at it
- It's a creative way to use your favorite photo
Acrylic Photo Guest Book Alternative
- Looks beautiful no matter how you display it!
- It comes with excellent text and acrylic color options for every decor
- Its modern aesthetic is so classy
Framed Canvas Sign-In Board
- It comes with a lifelong color guarantee
- The shop's customer service goes above and beyond!
- All the framing color options are fabulous
Rustic Wedding Guest Book Photo Frame
- ALWAYS love a multitasker
- It comes in a great variety of frame colors
- It already comes with clothespins
A black chalkboard background is a beautiful compliment to your favorite engagement photos, but we like that this sign comes in 16 colors to match your decor vision.
It comes in circle and rectangular shapes, has a wide array of text options and is nice and thick, so it'll stay in the family as a treasured heirloom for a long time.
This is an excellent alternative to the traditional sign-in book! The board acts as a beautiful rustic frame that your guests sign.
Place the engagement or wedding-day photo of your choice in the center, and you've got an amazing keepsake to hang on your wall after the big day.
All you need to do is order the board, email your photo to the shop, and they'll scale it to proportion. They'll also personalize it with text if you wish. The picture is removable if you want to order an extra or replace it with another later on.
Gallery-wrapped canvas is the best way to present your photographs; why not create a canvas guest sign-in board featuring your picture?
Simply select the size you wish, customize your text, email your image to the shop, and they'll do the rest!
Comes in seven sizes to accommodate 45-300 pictures and a whopping 36 font choices for your personalized text. It's made from puncture-proof canvas and fade-proof ink, so you know it'll last forever with the proper care.
This photo sign-in book is so adorable it had to make our list! Featuring your images in illustration, it's precisely what you want if you're a laid-back, come-as-you-are, fun couple!
And we love the full-service/DIY options you'll get. You can choose to receive your image on canvas, paper, or even as a Pdf file to print and frame yourself. They offer nine framing options, or you may choose your own frame.
Whether you decide to have the shop create it all for you or you want to print and frame it yourself, there are four size options to suit your guest list.
This unique sign features your photo in an acrylic frame to create a one-of-a-kind piece of wedding decor you'll treasure long after your wedding day!
Send the shop a download of your photo and your choice of text design and color. They'll send you a preview of the finished product, and if you're happy with the result, they'll mount it to the acrylic frame for your guests to sign.
Another canvas photo option, the framed version of this one really caught our eye! Its wood background provides an extra stable surface for your guests to easily sign, and the hardware is already installed for easy hanging.
It comes in nine sizes and your choice of wrapped or framed canvas, and the shop will work with you to create the font you love. They'll also work with you on up to three revisions to ensure it's exactly what you want.
Barnwood accents are prevalent in wedding decor these days, and we think this rustic frame is such a creative way to add some country charm to your decor.
But we're really impressed with its multitasking capabilities. Not only is it a great guest signature book alternative, but you can also use it as a seating place card holder! (And with the right flair and creativity, it can also be a fun way to entertain your guests.)
Wedding Photos Are the Best!
We’ve said it before, and it stands repeating: wedding and engagement photos are one of the most essential parts of the whole adventure.
Luckily, there are so many creative ways to use them beyond popping them in a frame and hanging them on the wall. Wedding photo guest books happen to be one of our faves!