Guest Book Alternatives

The traditional pen and paper wedding guest books, which were in fashion decades ago, are slowly fading from view. Nowadays, guests can choose from a wide variety of clever and visually interesting guest book alternatives to inscribe their best wishes to a happy couple at a wedding. One company in particular that is blazing a trail in innovation and creation of these unique guest books, is Havoly.

Located in the progressive and culturally rich city of Ithaca, NY, Havoly uses a laser engraver and wood to create personalized and attractive wedding guest books; most notably jigsaw puzzles and drop top glass frame shadow boxes. The idea is for each guest to sign a piece or write a short message. The couple can then keep the pieces to create an interactive coffee table piece or an eye-catching wall decoration.

Havoly’s puzzle guest books come in a variety of formats and sizes. Their most popular is the Tree Puzzle. This features a tree trunk (plain or textured) in a lightly or darkly stained frame, with the couple’s names and the date of the wedding (or any other text the customer would like) engraved, in a wide range of possible fonts. The backing of the puzzle shows the outline of the pieces to assist in assembly. Tree puzzles are available in 25-, 50-, 75-, 100-, 150-, and 200-piece formats. For those who want a true challenge, Tree Puzzles are also available without the borders or backing. Since the laser engraver cuts the wood so that each piece is unique, these puzzle require a great deal of patience; but just imagine the satisfaction when the last piece falls into place!

Along the same lines of the tree shape puzzle, Havoly also makes letter puzzles and name puzzles which are quite stunning. They, too, come in a variety of sizes, and are always personalized; in their case, the border’s themselves are engraved. They are an elegant way to memorialize a wedding.

Havoly also creates other framed and backed puzzles of different styles. Dog breeds, hearts, states, & deer are just some of the other shapes their puzzles come in. Their creations are certainly worth taking a look at.

Beyond their standard items, they often create custom pieces for customers. They have a custom work contact form on their website where people can describe their ideas to be made.

Havoly produces another wedding guest book format called “Drop-Tops.” These shadow box frames allow guests to sign a piece and drop it in. Their most popular version, their tree drop top, also features a tree trunk, engraved with the customer’s chosen text, and leaves as the pieces people sign.

Available in a wide variety of sizes, any color background, and personalized; the entire assembly fits into a handsome white, gray, or black frame. The guests sign the leaves, (or hearts and other shapes in different versions), and drop them into slots at the top of the frame. The completed frame guest book is suitable for display on a wall, and can be rearranged by the owner at any time. As with the Tree Puzzles, Drop-Tops can come in a variety of sizes, and can be customized as the buyer requests.

Havoly stands out as a wedding guest book vendor because of theirs unique and intriguing items, their high quality craftsmanship, and their stellar customer service, as attested to by the large collection of nearly perfect reviews it has received.

If you’re looking for an uncommon guest book which is unique and elegant on your wedding day, we highly suggest you check out Havoly and their products. Based on their many hundreds of great reviews, we’re certain you won’t be disappointed. They’re also on facebook page and on instagram. Take a look, you’ll be happy you did.