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Unique Guest Book Ideas

Instead of the run-of-the-mill guest book, do something different to record memories of your big day!


 Guests share their secrets to a successful marriage! {Jesi Haack Design}

Monogram as a guest book. This will look great on the wall above your bed!

Have each guest highlight their favorite Bible verse & sign their name(s) next to it. Great heirloom to pass on to your children.

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1. Trim the guest list: the fewer guests--the fewer tables--the fewer centerpieces, the fewer expenses
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