Some pretty incredible alternative guest book ideas have come on the scene. And one particularly meaningful one is the Time Capsule Guest Book. Don’t worry, it’s not as ‘techie’ as it sounds. It’s actually any creative way to capture and keep your wedding memories safe for a special future date (or dates): an anniversary, your move into a new home, the birth of your first child. See how easy and doable your own time capsule guest book can be, with these wonderful examples we found from real weddings and some great sites!
DIY Ideas for Your “Time Capsule” Guest Book
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1 – ‘Message in a bottle’ – Love this idea (via Brides.com) of using wine bottles labeled for anniversary years, so guests can choose for which milestone they’d like to greet you! (Image by Jennifer Ling Photography)
2 – A sign giving the opening date – Letting guests know on what date or occasion you plan to open the ‘time capsule’ will help them plan what message to leave you! (Image of guest book sign from George Street Photo & Video)
3 – NYE resolutions and wishes in one – You could tie in your ‘time capsule’ with the season or holiday theme of your wedding—like this New Year’s resolution and wedding wishes form, spotted via Fete Nashville.
4 – Mason jar message keeper – This item is originally from Port Deva Designs on etsy (though not available as of this writing). But you get the idea!
5 – Stack of drawers – A quaint and lovely option from a handmade wedding we discovered on Rock N’ Roll Bride: a stack of drawers and a wood-slice sign.
6 – Scrapbook of little envelopes – A neat idea (literally!) found via Project Wedding. Keeps all the note cards nicely tucked away in a scrapbook-style album.
7 – A display of vintage postcards and DIY box – A sweet, rustic-themed project from a real bride (she bought the cards, then stained and stenciled the ‘time capsule box’ herself), shared on her blog A Handcrafted Wedding.
8 – Chalkboard sign – Not all guests may be familiar with the ‘time capsule’ concept, so spell it out prettily—as in this hand-lettered chalkboard sign found via Southern Living
Be inspired by other really creative guest book ideas in these posts: