- relating to the countryside; rural.
- made in a plain and simple fashion.
The shift toward simpler decor and accessories with ample use of materials such as wood and natural foliage is a trend that won’t be leaving us any time soon. (If at all!)
Of course, we love rustic wedding stationery and table settings, but one example of rustic decor we’re really on board with is the wood sign guest book.
They’re taking the place of traditional bound guest books at signing tables everywhere, so if you’ve been researching wedding swag, you’ve probably run into them. If not, you may be wondering what we’re talking about. Let me clarify.
What Is a Wood Sign Guest Book?
A wood sign wedding guest book is an alternative take on a traditional guest book (aka alternative guest book). It’s a wooden board or background on which your guests sign and leave love notes.
In addition to wooden wedding guest signature boards, we’ve included some traditional signing books with wooden covers for your consideration. All are gorgeous and rustic, and we guarantee you’ll want them at your wedding!
So how should you choose your wood sign guest book? The answer lies in the quality of materials and craftsmanship it’s made with. In our list, we’ve provided information about what each book is made from and how it’s personalized to get you started.
Incidentally, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube on how to do your own wooden signing book if you’re so inclined. If you’re a DIY kind of bride (or groom), we fully support your drive and Moxy.
Since the L&L crew won’t be posting DIY wedding tutorials anytime soon (that’s just not in our wheelhouse, you understand), we’ll just show you a broad range of the best wood sign guest books we found for your wedding day on the far corners of the interwebs.
Traditional Wood Sign Guest Books
Here are our top picks for traditional wooden guest book signs. All are simply adorable and would make a great addition to your new home
A bold, defined monogram is always in style, and we think it adds a serious touch of posh to this wooden-covered guest book! You don't have to stick with the design you see here, though, the shop will custom engrave special requests.
The cover is 1/8" thick and comes in chocolate, natural, black, and rosewood. You can choose lined or blank paper from 30-100 pages to give everyone ample space to sign! Features stainless steel ring binding.Why I like it:
- The style is so classic!
- It's customizable with your choice of text
- You can add pages to make it a photo album, too
The solid wood cover etched with towering pines makes this guest book look right out of a log cabin getaway spot in the woods! In fact, that's what it is, but we think it'll make a lovely guestbook for a wedding in the woods, too.
The shop will personalize the book with any text you like, and it comes in your choice of blank or ruled pages.Why I like it:
- The simple spiral design is so charming!
- The real wood cover contains natural flaws that make it unique
- It's a great budget option
Who says rustic and modern don't mix? Not us, that's for sure! This gorgeous guest book looks like an art-gallery coffee table book, and you'll get so many compliments on it at the wedding.
It comes in two sizes with your choice of cherry or maple finish. Inside, you can choose white, black, or cream cardstock or stick with plain white paper. If you want to get colorful, there are 12 binding colors to choose from.Why I like it:
- I love the crisp, clean lines
- The metal binding hardware is so chic
- It's gonna look gorgeous on your coffee table!
Made from sturdy plywood, this pretty engraved guestbook is the perfect keepsake to remember your big day! You can choose golden oak, eucalyptus, or floral embellishments, or keep it plain.
There are four ring color options, and they hinge to make adding or removing pages easy. Each book comes with thick, high-quality paper, and the shop will happily accommodate special requests for paper count!Why I like it:
- The flip design is easy for your guests to sign
- The artistry is top-notch
- The rings are such a great accessory- they're like book jewelry
This two-ringed guest book features beautiful lay-flat binding on the outside and your choice of white or brown cover. There are so many engraving and design options we'll wager you'll have a hard time choosing!
Every book is personalized to your specifications and comes with your choice of black or white paper. You can choose to add pens or markers to your order as well.Why I like it:
- I really like the wrap-around binding
- It's a great value
- The design options are so pretty!
Sometimes a simple ringed flip-up guest book is just what you need to round out your sweet rustic decor! With its elegant, no-fuss script, this birch-covered book fits the bill.
It comes in two sizes with your choice of 30 or 50 sheets. In addition to the front cover design, you can choose to engrave a sentimental message on the back.
We really like the extra touch of including a tag attached to the binding asking your guests to sign the book! It's much cuter than a sign, and it's free. That's always a good thing.Why I like it:
- The tag is a great idea!
- Sometimes, less is definitely more
- Love that you can add a meaningful message on the back just for the two of you
If you're having a winter wonderland wedding in the mountains, this is the perfect book for you! The laser-cut mountains are 3 dimensional and stand out perfectly against the natural background of the wood. The font and forest design are the perfect complements!
Choose between white, black, or kraft paper. If you're unsure how much you need, reach out to the meingrapefruit shop, they're full of helpful advice!Why I like it:
- I'm all about winter weddings!
- The 3D snowy mountains are a great addition
- The meingrapefruit shop is renowned for its customer support!
Alternative Wood Sign Guest Books
Below are some alternative wood sign guest books that will simply take your breath away!
We love the 3D font and hexagon design on this board! The letters, design, and board are all handcrafted from natural unfinished birch with unique flaws and features, so you know no two are alike.
The design is suitable for any wedding theme. The board comes in 15 stain options and a wide array of font colors to fit your style.Why I like it:
- If you need it fast, the shop has rush-order options to get it to you!
- It comes in five sizes, the largest accommodates up to 100 signatures
- Comes with hanging hardware
The most alternative of the alternative guest books we've listed, technically, this one isn't a sign or a book!
The box is crafted from laser-cut birch plywood and sturdy hardware made to last. It can be engraved inside and printed outside with your name and wedding date. Available in two sizes and two colors.
Inside the box, you'll find nine themed dividers, each with a new prompt for guests to follow. Your guests can leave you date ideas, bucket-list suggestions, advice, memories, and more to reflect on.Why I like it:
- It's like a recipe box for a happy marriage
- It's really thinking outside of the box. (ha!)
- It'll be perfect to pass down through the generations
This gorgeous tray would make the perfect/housewarming gift for the newlyweds embarking on their adventure together. It's an excellent idea for a smaller gathering and would look just as beautiful on display at home as it would in use.
It's completely handmade from knotty pine and cast iron. Distressed and walnut-stained, the personalization design compliments the tray's rugged, rustic style.Why I like it:
- The cast-iron handles are a great touch!
- Love the wedding/housewarming gift angle
- The imperfections in knotty pine add so much personality
This guest book would fit right in at some of the awesome weddings we've seen at distillery venues! (Distilleries are an outstanding venue to keep your guests entertained, by the way.)
To craft the book, an authentic Kentucky bourbon barrel head is resurfaced on one side for engraving your name and wedding date. The other side is sanded and sealed, leaving the original char intact.
Through years of use, each barrel head gains its own distinct personality. All the personalization is hand-carved into the wood and sealed to last forever. By the time it gets to your door, it's a finished piece of one-of-a-kind art.Why I like it:
- Straight from the distillery to your signing table!
- It's such high quality
- It comes with personality sealed right into the board
If your state plays an integral part in how you met, incorporating that detail into your wedding decor is a great way to tell your love story.
No matter where you met, the BestDayEver store makes wood guest book signs for every state and will customize the size up to 24 x 48" to accommodate your guest list.
You can choose to personalize the board or leave it blank, leaving more room for your guests to sign. Comes in your choice of dark or light stain, and it's professionally sealed to protect the wood.Why I like it:
- The personalization is hand-painted
- It comes with a sawtooth hanging mount
- It'll look fantastic at home in your game room, home bar, or den
Look at that adorable little couple! We think this is so cute, perfect for any outdoor wedding soiree where trees are honored.
The raised text and images bring a lovely, dramatic flair to the aesthetic, and the tree is customizable with a huge variety of options to fit your wedding colors.
It comes in 11 sizes to fit 30-300 signatures, so it’s perfect for small and large weddings alike.Why I like it:
- The seller provides options for same-sex weddings too. (Love is love, people!)
- There’s such a wide variety of size options
- You can add a matching sign to your order
This simple, elegant signing board is all handmade with a pine board base, painted with white chalkboard paint to give your guests a generous amount of blank space to sign.
The frame is made from natural barn wood. Since it's all authentically sourced, you'll find trademark imperfections and details that make it entirely unique. We love the grey calligraphy flourishing font- it's a great compliment to the blank space.Why I like it:
- It has plenty of room for over 100 signatures. (Depending upon how large the writing is, of course.)
- That rustic frame will look beautiful hung on your wall
- The shop provides signing pens and hanging hardware with your order
This oversized heart isn't just a dramatic centerpiece for your sign-in table; it's a fun way to get them involved in your big day! And everyone will have a space to sign- whether you have an intimate gathering with 30-something of your friends and loved ones or an all-inclusive bash of 250, complete with +1s.
The center heart is personalized with your names and wedding date, with little spaces for your guests to place their signed hearts around it. The entire thing is handcrafted with solid plywood and finished with wood oil to beautifully preserve it.
Comes with a stand, and you have the option to add a sign, two pens, and/or a personalized box to hold your hearts if you wish.Why I like it:
- It's a fun way to entertain your guests
- The little personalized box and sign are so cute!
- It'll make a beautiful addition to your home decor
Sweet and simple, we think this tree is perfect for a small micro wedding or an informal backyard barbeque. The trees come in your choice of light or dark wood in three sizes to fit your space and guest list.
Tags are all light wood, and you can order up to 150, or choose to omit the tags completely if you have a more creative signing idea. The tree comes with a little canvas bag to hold your tags.Why I like it:
- Tags can be signed on one side with a personal note on the other
- It's a fantastic budget option
- The light leaf/dark wood combo is so pretty!
So unique and creative, we predict shadowbox wedding guest books will become super popular in the very near future. This one is an excellent option for any wedding style, but we think it would fit best in a rustic country wedding.
It features small wooden leaves (or hearts or acorns, if you prefer) for your guests to sign and insert into the box. Their signatures will be captured forever, and your home will have a beautiful new piece of art!
Comes in plenty of font and color choices, and you may order from 30-250 leaves to suit your guest list. The shop offers a matching decorative box to hold your leaves that's just adorable!Why I like it:
- You may ask for extra leaves for "do-overs" (You'll probably need them!)
- All the font and color choices are fantastic
- Love that optional personalized box
Soon to be your favorite part of game night, this handmade, laser-etched Jenga game is ready for its rightful, prominently placed spot in your home.
Crafted with natural wood, the box cover is etched with your choice of five designs (we happen to be partial to the tree) and monogram font on the blocks. Sets come with 54-270 blocks.Why I like it:
- The shop will make you an extra set of blocks if you want them
- It's ready to accommodate any guest count
- You'll cherish it long after the wedding's over.
If you're nostalgic about you and your sweetheart carving your initials into your favorite tree, this rustic wedding guest book alternative is right up your alley! It features a graceful tree, your name + wedding date framing the board on one side, and plenty of space for your guests to sign on the other.
Since every tree is hand-drawn, no two are alike, and the board itself is one solid cross-section. No layering like plywood, just a simple, perfect tree branch.Why I like it:
- It's got such a romantic vibe
- It's so solid- you'll have it forever
- The tree design in the corner is so pretty!
This is such a cute and interactive way to record your guest list! The puzzle features a center heart with your name and wedding date. Each guest signs a heart and places it on the board until it's complete!
The board and heart size are made to fit how many guests you expect at the wedding. This set also comes with all kinds of neat add-on options, like a matching sign and a custom box to put your hearts in.Why I like it:
- It comes with a pen, and you can order more if needed
- It would look beautiful framed on your wall
- You can order 30-250 hearts!
There’s something really romantic about a humble rustic wedding with barnwood tables and country accents.
If you agree, you may want to consider adding a wooden guest book to your decor! Hopefully, we’ve given you some great ideas for the perfect one to complement your own sweet and simple rustic wedding.