If you read our post about wedding guest book alternatives, you know we’re all about thinking outside the box (or binding?). So when we heard about wedding globe guest books, we had to check them out.
Our findings? They’re a creative spin on the traditional guest book for a destination wedding theme. They’re also a clever idea if your loved ones are scattered around the globe and you’d like to show your appreciation for their presence in a unique way.
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Just in case you’re new to the whole wedding accessory game and need some clarification, let’s go ahead and talk about wedding guest book basics:
A wedding guest book is essentially an autograph book for your guests. They’re often decorated and personalized to match your wedding colors, theme, and decor.
Traditionally, they’re placed on a table at the entrance to the ceremony with a sign inviting the guests to leave a signature and perhaps a short note.
They’re meant to be kept as a keepsake to be handed down through the generations. I can personally attest to the fact that you’ll derive genuine joy from reading the book long after the party’s over and it’s time to revisit those blessed memories.
(Pro tip: Keep some tissues handy; you might end up with something in your eye that makes it look like you’re crying. But of course, we all know you’re not.) Moving on.
Even though keeping a wedding guest book is a traditional thing, there are no hard and fast rules for where the book should go when your guests should sign it, and even whether or not it needs to technically be a book.
Now that you have the deets, we cordially invite you to kick back, relax, and join the shopping sirens at L&L for a fun look at globe guest books that are totally out of this world. (Get it? World? Globe? Sorry…)
In this article:
- 12″ Globe Guest Book
- Metallic Topographical
- XL Wedding Globe Guest Book
- Ballot Box Guest Book Globe
- 8″ Globe Wedding Guest Book
- Calligraphy Globe
- Shadowbox Globe
- Blank Chalkboard Globe
- Dusty Pink Chalkboard Globe
9 Worldly Wedding Globe Guest Books!
Below, you’ll see some fantastic wedding globe guest book designs you can’t but fall in love with!
This globe is available in a wide variety of colors, or you may opt to keep the original countries with labels. Either way, the shop will go above and beyond to work with you and personalize your globe!
For an extra charge, they'll send you matching markers, an accompanying sign, or both if you wish. They'll also work with you to match the globe to your wedding colors as closely as possible.Why I like it:
- It's great for a medium-sized guest list
- Totally hand-painted
- It's a neat way to entertain your guests!
Are you having a huge wedding bash? If so, this 16" globe will give you room for those extra signatures! Like the others, it comes in every color you could ask for, and your text is completely customizable, too.
Each globe is hand-painted with care and the utmost attention to detail. The shop will even go so far as to research your Pinterest board to get an idea of your wedding aesthetic!
Talk about personalized service!Why I like it:
- It makes a dramatic addition to your decor
- The elegant design
- The ConsiderTheWorld shop will hustle to accommodate your timeline
I like the idea of a ballot box globe because your guests can sign the outside and leave you a personal message on the inside!
It’s even big enough for your guests to drop a congratulations card in there, too. And maybe that card will contain a gift card to your favorite home goods store. It’s never too early to start dropping hints and create that registry.
Anyway, the globe measures 12" in diameter and holds 100- 200+ cards depending upon which size you choose. Each globe is made to order, so you can be sure yours will be as unique as you are.Why I like it:
- Perfect for heartfelt notes
- Completely customizable
- It's an excellent way for your guests to discreetly include some cash for the honeymoon fund
I am LOVIN' the vintage vibe of these old-fashioned globes! Not only are they fantastic for your wedding guest book, but they'd be a great milestone birthday, retirement, or anniversary gift idea!
This 8" globe is ideal for smaller, more intimate weddings and fits beautifully on a bookshelf at home. It’s hand-lettered with your choice of color, font, and personalized message. Markers and a matching sign encouraging your guests to sign the globe are available.
This is one of the more unique globes on our list, and we guarantee it’ll get lots of compliments. Not just at the wedding, but also after you display it at home.Why I like it:
- Again, I love all things vintage!
- It's a unique gift
- The colors are absolutely gorgeous
This one’s the perfect globe for expressing your thanks to your guests for crossing the world (or the state) to be at your destination wedding!
Not only is this one small enough for easy travel, but calligraphy is also the perfect way to deliver a heartfelt message of thanks to your loved ones. You can choose to have the globe hand painted on one side or both.
If you love it, why not order one to give someone else? Because it’s blank, it’s easy to fit any message on the globe (within reason, of course). That makes it a great gift for retirement, anniversaries, or any other occasion where a complete message will be appreciated.Why I like it:
- It would make a fantastic centerpiece
- Calligraphy always adds a special touch
- Easily customizable for any message
Why not let your guests do the decorating? This globe is a wonderful option for a casual gathering, and it'll naturally encourage everyone to get creative with their well-wishes! It measures 9" in diameter, so it’s the perfect size for a smaller gathering.
It features a gold metal base, and you can choose basic black, or they’ll customize a color to fit into your wedding color scheme. Guests can sign in chalk or with a chalkboard pen.Why I like it:
- The possibilities are endless with a blank canvas
- It's great for keeping the kids occupied!
- Customizable to match your decor
Blank with a splash of blushy color - this is the ideal globe for a romantic garden wedding. Surround it with flowers, leave some chalkboard pens, and watch it bloom with well wishes! Comes in three shades of pink (peach, dusty rose, and baby pink), white, black, or customized color.
If you’re planning a wedding with a bunch of kids on the guest list, consider getting one for your signatures, and another one or two for the young ones to decorate. It’s a good way to keep little hands busy during those long boring grownup speeches.Why I like it:
- Again, blank canvas = fun
- Multitasks beautifully with modern home decor
Calling All Globetrotters
To my grandmother’s dismay, it seems like no one lives within a reasonable driving distance of each other anymore. Also, to her dismay, connecting usually means a video chat or Instagram messaging sesh.
But we say, when life hands you lemons, travel with them! Loved ones on distant shores give us a great excuse to visit faraway places. Did I also mention that having guests from all over the world offers an excellent opportunity to get creative about your wedding decor? Yeah, I probably did.