Boxes of African violets, pansies, Johnny-jump-ups, and maidenhair ferns are a lovely sight for wedding attendees to see as they enter your reception space. But these blossoms are more than just a festive focal point, they're also the beginning of this interactive guest book-turned-charming keepsake.
Credit: Raymond Hom


  • Blank book or album
  • Flowers and plants
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Pens or markers
  • Paper


  1. Set your guest book near pots or vases of flowers and plants.
    Tip: Choose varieties that have a single layer of petals, which makes them good for preserving.
  2. Provide scissors and tape.
  3. Write and display a note inviting revelers to clip a bud, tape it to a page, and write a message next to their pick. Ask a friend to do the first page so that next-in-line loved ones will get the gist. By the end of the night, you'll end up with a keepsake that's blooming with love.


Art Plus Black Page album, $35, 3M Scotch Expressions washi tape, from $2/roll,


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