Signed guest books may be sentimental, but often they're a bit boring. How often do you really go back and reread it? The ladies of Bash, Please say the answer is to get more creative with what constitutes a "guest book." They just had a wedding where the couple had their friends and family sign a fox statue that will be prominently displayed in their home. If it's a piece of your home decor that you'll actually enjoy looking at every day, then it's a memento that makes sense, and not something tucked away on a bookcase.