Guest Rocks as Guest Book

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One of my favorite ideas for the wedding was our guest book.  Typically people leave out a book for guests to write a few words and sign their name.  I feel like that would be something I'd look at once and store away.  I saw this idea using rocks for guests to write a message on and putting it in a vase.  I thought it was a really cute idea and would look great as decoration in our house.

I bought a plain unfinished wooden box with hinge from Michael's.  I pained it with a wood stain to make it look more wooden and old.  I added a sign on the inside cover to instruct guests how to sign our guestbook.  

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I ordered 75 - 2"-2 1/2" river rocks from Etsy seller PNWCoastalCreations for $36.30 with shipping.
Me and my husband signed the first rock to get it started :)

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It took me a while to get on this, but you should spray the rocks with a clear gloss after the wedding.  This will help seal them from fading over time and any dust or dirt.  But it did darken my rocks a little bit so I would suggest spraying as far as you can.

Currently it is sitting on our living room table and I love it!  I'm really happy with how it looks and I'm glad I'm able to make use of our wedding guest book as a display in our house.




Thanks for reading!

Photos from wedding day by YL Photography

xoxo Reeni