Wedding DIY: River Rocks Guest Book Alternative

by Samantha in — Updated January 13, 2020 — Reading Time: < 1

If you love the idea of having your guests sign something but you don’t want a traditional guest book, this idea may work perfectly for you. It allows you to save all the signatures and memories from your guests, without the actual book. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • River Rocks (at least 1 for each guest)
  • Large Vase
  • Sharpie Markers (black or white, depending upon color of river rocks)
Wedding DIY: River Rocks Guest Book Alternative
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How it Works

At your reception, you can use one of two methods to make sure each guest signs a rock:

– Place a rock at each table setting, with a marker and a small paper explaining to your guests that they need to sign the rock for your “guest book.”

– Spread out the rocks on a table, include the vase and markers, and leave a sign explaining to guests what to do.

After the Wedding

After the wedding, place the river rocks in one vase (or several, if needed). Add candles or whatever other decorative element you’d like. This is a fantastic way to have your “guest book” displayed in your home, and with a clear vase, you can see the beautiful messages your friends and family have left for you.

1 thought on “Wedding DIY: River Rocks Guest Book Alternative”

  1. So I am all about the river rock idea…..
    Where do you get them?
    I am searching online and reading reviews. Sure you can get them at lots of places. But the reviews I am reading are that they are too small, etc, for writing a message on. I do not see anything in walmart, lowes, bed bath beyond, hobby lobby, or michaels large enough to write on. So I am very curious to know WHERE do I get these rocks?


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