Unique Wedding Ideas & DIY Guest Book Tutorial

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Planning a wedding is tough because you’re basically taking on two tasks at once. You have to plan out the ceremony, but then you have to act like a party planner in organising the reception.  When my daughter got married she chose to do a Fairy Wedding on our property which was amazing and unique.  Make sure to take a peek at it.  Here are a few other ideas that are going to wow your guests including a unique guest book tutorial!

DIY Guest Book

This little unique guest book  is a craft is inexpensive and gives the couple a special gift to hang on their wall.  We used the tools we had on hand to cut the slot out of the frame but feel free to use another method that works for you. 

Supplies

 

Free Download Frame Graphic

You can create your own graphic if desired or use our free download below.

 

Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Remove the back and glass from the frame. Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Mark with a pencil where you will cut out the slot to drop in the wood hearts. Adjust it depending on the size of the hears you choose to use.Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

There are a variety of ways to cut out the slot depending on the tools you have. We used a dremel cutting disc along with a hand saw. Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

What you’re going for is a slot similar to what would be in a piggy bank. Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

The slot can be open at the back side of the frame as shown. Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Depending on the tool you can make this look much more even and even sand and paint if needed.Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Measure your 3/16 dowels to fit on THREE sides of the frame.  Do not place a dowel on the top that has the slot in it.Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Place a FINE line of hot glue around all the edges. This needs done quickly so the glue does not dry before you add the glass back in. Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Set your glass in.Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Next you will add the dowels you measured and cut. Add another THIN line of hot glue on THREE sides of the frame NOT including the top. Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Add the pre cut dowels. These allow the back frame piece to be placed on leaving a gap between it and the glass for holding the wood hearts.
Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Download and print the frame insert and but it to fit the back cardboard piece.
Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Place another THIN LINE of hot glue on the top of the THREE dowels. Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Carefully set the back cardboard frame back into place. It will stick above the edges of the frame just a small bit which is fine.Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Paint your wood hearts if desired. You can mix or match or just keep them wood grained. TIP: Coating them with Mod Podge of some gloss coating will allow them to be written on easier. Marker can bleed into the raw wood so this can help.

Looking for unique wedding ideas? You'll love this unique DIY guest book! It's inexpensive and a wonderful gift for the bride and groom or anyone!

Its now read to use!  Guests can write their names and drop their hearts into the slot. Unique Wedding Ideas Plus Unique DIY Guest Book Tutorial P

 

Karaoke

You need some musical entertainment at your wedding, but what if you take things a step further and get your guests involved? Karaoke is always a winner; people love getting up on stage and belting out some classic tunes – particularly when they’re a few drinks deep! It’s one of those things that you might need to do yourself, just to get the party started. After a couple of people have tried it out, you’ll soon see a long queue for the karaoke booth. It gets people more involved in the wedding, and it will definitely cause a lot of laughs!

Photo Booth

What’s the best way to remember a wedding for years to come? By having loads of fun photos to look back on! With photo booth hire, you give your guests a chance to take photos and get a little creative. Photo booths come with loads of props, and they’re incredibly enjoyable. It’s fun for all ages too; kids love them, but adults will have just as much enjoyment as well. People can print out strips of photos to take home, or you can leave a guestbook next to the booth where everyone can stick their photos and leave a little message. You can also easily do your own too. Check out our Simple DIY Photo Booth Props Printables.The internet is great but don't forget to socialize in real life. Grab our free photo booth prop printables for a get-together to reconnect with family/friends!

Sparklers!

This is a fun magical addition to a wedding/reception. All you need is enough sparklers for each guest. Place them in a container of choice with a sign instructing them at the correct time to pick one, light it and send the couple off in style!  

 

Wedding receptions should be an entertaining experience. As the host, it’s your job to make sure everyone has a smile on their faces and a laugh at their lips. Keep them intrigued and entertained by using any of these ideas. Each one serves a purpose, and you can always combine them to create the most incredible wedding reception ever.

 

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