Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wedding Guest Book

photo by Sean Marshall Lin
Our wedding was game-themed.

No, we didn't have people play games or anything, but our table names were some of our favorite games (instead of boring table numbers), our favors were decks of cards, our Save the Date was game themed, we had a Candyland table for a dessert candy bar, etc.

For our guest book, we used the game Jenga. Our guests signed Jenga pieces. We just played our "guest book" for the first time, and it was so much fun! Each time we removed a piece, we read the message aloud. Once the tower toppled, we read all the pieces that never got pulled out. We had enough for two sets (or potentially for one extremely large tower).

I loved our Jenga guest book, and it fit perfectly with everything else!
photo by Sean Marshall Lin
photo by Sean Marshall Lin
photo by Sean Marshall Lin (cropped)
We put a sign out with basic instructions. It reads:
Please sign our Jenga "guest book"
Write your message on a Jenga piece
picture of someone signing a Jenga piece
Playing the Guest book!
Tower collapsed!


  1. This is an awesome idea! What is the brand of the pens/markers you used? We are planning on having a Yenga guestbook too at our wedding but we found that a lot of markers don't go well on the wood... Thanks for your advice!

  2. Hi Jessie, we just used fine point sharpies. As long as people didn't try to write in minuscule handwriting, they worked fine. I would imagine that they wouldn't work if they weren't new (because the tip wouldn't be quite as fine). As you can see in the pictures, the handwriting wasn't perfect, but that's ok! I do plan to finish them with a wood sealant eventually to make sure the marker doesn't fade.

  3. Thanks for the quick reply. Good idea on finishing them with a wood sealant too! Just hope they will still slide when playing the game. Jessie

  4. Thanks for sharing this! It has always been tough to promote veganism, no matter from any part of the world. We need to bring more attention to the public than being in style and in fashion can be clean, green and cruelty free!