January 8, 2024

Best Digital Wedding Guest Books: Top 10 Reviewed in 2024

Discover how digital wedding guest books can simplify your special day. In this guide, we review the top 10 options, providing practical tips and insights to help you choose the perfect one for your wedding.
Ella Levy
Ella Levy
Founder of Kululu
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Best Digital Wedding Guest Books: Top 10 Reviewed in 2024

Today, we're diving into something that's both a trendsetter and a memory keeper: Digital Wedding Guest Books. Gone are the days when guest books were just simple notebooks sitting at the entrance of your venue. In this digital age, wedding guest books have gotten a snazzy upgrade, and we're here to walk you through the best options out there.

TL;DR - Our Top Picks

Too lazy to read our entire review? No problem. Here's our top picks from this list:

Kululu Digital Guestbooks
🏆 Best overall
Digital Wedding Guestbook for the 21st Century
Free version
Digital album
Live Slideshow
Text & captions support
No app required (QR code access)
Moderation & Customazations
Photos & Videos

Why Go Digital for Wedding Guest Books?

Let's face it, your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event (fingers crossed!), and you want everything to be perfect, including the memories your guests leave behind. So, let's explore why going digital might just be one of the best decisions for your big day!

The Magic of Modern Memories

Imagine a guest book that does more than just collect names. A digital guest book can be a fun, interactive experience for your guests and a treasure trove of memories for you. Why settle for just signatures when you can have photos, videos, and personalized messages?

Ease and Convenience

Digital guest books are incredibly user-friendly. Whether your guests are tech-savvy millennials or your adorable tech-challenged Aunt Edna, everyone can leave their mark with ease. Plus, with everything stored digitally, you won't have to worry about losing any precious messages or dealing with the aftermath of a coffee spill.

Customization

Every couple is unique, and your guest book should be too! Digital guest books offer endless customization options. Match it to your wedding theme, include your favorite couple photos and more.


Top 10 Digital Wedding Guest Books

Let's dive into our list of best digital guestbooks:

1. Kululu

Exceptional
9.8
Price - From $39
Free version - Available
Key Features:
Digital album - ✅ Yes
Live slideshow - ✅ Yes
Access via QR code - ✅ Yes
Photos & videos  - ✅ Yes
Text messages  - ✅ Yes
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
Digital wedding guestbooks
All-in-one digital guestbook for weddings.

⭐️ Best Overall Digital Guestbook

Kululu is the easiest way to create a digital wedding guestbook for your guests to share their heartfelt wishes, photos and videos of your big day. Once you sign up to the platform, you get your very own digital album to which you and your guests can add photos, videos and even text messages.

One of the best things about using Kululu is that your guests won’t need to download any app to participate in your event. All they need to do is enter the unique URL of your album or scan the QR code provided by Kululu, which leads them directly to your guestbook. Kululu generates QR codes and sign templates for you, making it easy for your guests to join in the fun without any hassle.

Our experience: Well, let’s be honest -I may not be the most objective person to review Kululu since I am its creator. However, digital guestbooks for weddings for the very reason I created Kululu - to provide couples around the globe with an easy way to collect all their wedding photos taken by guests.

While I encourage you to explore other options, I hope you will give our service a chance and try it out!

PROS
Modern slick design
Live photo wall (slideshow)
No apps required from guests
Text messages support
Control and moderation features
Free to start - pay only if needed
CONS
Limited slideshow animations
No support for comments

2. Google Photos

Good
7.5
Price - Free
Free version - Available
Key Features:
Digital album - ✅ Yes
Live slideshow - ❌ No
Access via QR code - ❌ No
Photos & videos  - ✅ Yes
Text messages  - ❌ No
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
General purpose digital album.

💰 Budget Friendly

Google Photos can be used as a makeshift digital wedding guestbook, allowing guests to upload photos and videos to a shared album. If you're on a strict budget and can compromise on the overall experience compared to dedicated digital guestbook solutions, Google Photos might be your go to.

Our experience: Using Google Photos, we found it lacks the charm and personalization of dedicated wedding guestbook services. There's no option to match it to your wedding theme, resulting in a generic appearance. Additionally, the upload process isn't straightforward for all guests, potentially leading to lower participation. While it doesn't generate QR codes for easy access, tech-savvy couples on a tight budget might still find it a workable, cost-free solution We covered how you can create QR code for wedding picture with Google Photos. However, be prepared for a less polished outcome compared to specialized digital guestbook platforms.

PROS
Mostly free.
Well known brand (Google)
Native app
CONS
No customaztions
No text messages support
Not straightforward upload experience for guests
Setting up with QR code requires additional work

3. My Digital Guestbook

Okay
7.0
Price - Starting $109
Free version - No
Key Features:
Digital album - ✅ Yes
Live slideshow - ❌ No
Access via QR code - ✅ Yes
Photos & videos  - 🟠 Only Photos
Text messages  - ❌ No
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
Digital guestbook for weddings with iPad app

My Digital Guestbook offers a platform for creating a digital wedding guestbook. It has a digital album where you and your guest upload photos and also an iPad app. It also support and option to print the album on a hardcover album.

Our experience: We observed that while MyDigitalGuestbook facilitates the basic function of collecting digital wishes and memories, it lacks in areas like user-friendliness and interactivity. The design is a bit outdated and the customization options are very limited, making it challenging to align the guestbook with your wedding's specific theme. Pricing starts from $109, which is a bit steep considering other options available. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to support video uploads (fails to do that on several devices). Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to support video uploads (fails to do that on several devices).

PROS
Dedicated iPad app
No app required from guests
CONS
Very limited customaztions
Outdated design and user experience
No videos support
No live slideshow

4. After The Tone

Good
7.8
Price - $150 - $900
Free version - No
Key Features:
Digital album - ❌ No
Live slideshow - ❌ No
Access via QR code - ❌ No
Photos & videos  - 🟠 Only Audio
Text messages  - 🟠 Only Audio
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
Digital audio guestbook for weddings

After The Tone offers a unique experience of the original audio guestbook. A new vintage way to relive the best memories from your favorite people. You can either get a visual phone number where guests can leave you messages or an actual vintage phone that people can use in person during the event.

Our experience: That’s a pretty cool and unique way to create an audio guestbook. The website and the entire check process seem straightforward, as well as the product. The only main downside, which also prevented us from actually using the product, is that it’s pretty expensive, starting from $150 for the virtual experience up to $900 for the highest package. Another downside is that it only supports audio messages and doesn’t really help you collect photos and videos from your wedding, which results in you not getting your precious candid photos from your guests. Having said that, I do think it’s a really cool product and can be used as an audio digital guestbook alongside other digital guestbooks that allow you to collect photos and videos as well.

PROS
Unique audio guestbook
Solid product and company
CONS
No photo/video collection
No digital album

5. Wedbox

Okay
7.2
Price - From $35
Free version - Yes
Key Features:
Digital album - ✅ Yes
Live slideshow - ❌ No
Access via QR code - ❌ No
Photos & videos  - ✅ Yes
Text messages  - ❌ No
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
Wedding photo sharing app

Wedbox is an app designed for sharing wedding photos. To participate, guests must download the Wedbox app from either the Android or iPhone app stores. They then need to enter the event code to gain access. Once the event is over, you can print all the photos in a hard copy digital guestbook for an additional fee.

Our experience: Wedbox appears to be a promising digital guestbook solution for weddings. However, we are hesitant to use it because it requires guests to download an app. In our experience, guests are reluctant to download apps as it can be time-consuming and not as straightforward as simply clicking on a link or scanning a QR code. As a result, fewer guests may participate, leading to fewer photos and videos for us. Nevertheless, Wedbox offers a nice complementary feature of printing all the photos into a hard copy digital guestbook, which is something we at Kululu hope to implement in the future.

PROS
Unique audio guestbook
Solid product and company
CONS
No photo/video collection
No digital album

6. The Guest Photo Sharing App

Great
8.0
Price - Free
Free version - Yes
Key Features:
Digital album - ✅ Yes
Live slideshow - ❌ No
Access via QR code - ❌ No
Photos & videos  - ✅ Yes
Text messages  - ✅ Yes
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
Event & Wedding Photo Sharing App

The Guest Photo Sharing offers a unique digital album to collect all the photos and videos from your guests automatically.

Our experience: The Guest Photo Sharing app was great and we used to recommend it to couples looking for a free solution for their wedding. The app allows guests to download it and every photo and video taken during the event is automatically added to the album. However, since the app was acquired by the Knot, it seems like the company has stopped maintaining it, which has led to a decrease in quality and reliability. Despite this, if you’re still looking for a budget-friendly app for your wedding’s digital guestbook, The Knot Photo Sharing app might still be a suitable option.

🚨 Update: It seems that The Knot is shutting down the app by June 2024. Check our product, Kululu, as the best alternative for The Guest Photo Sharing app.

PROS
Automatic photo collection via app
Dedicated mobile app
Free unlimited
CONS
Guests must download an app to participate
Automatic collection may lead to privacy problems with your guests.
No QR code access to album
No live slideshow

7. Guestpix

Great
8.2
Price - Varies
Free version - No
Key Features:
Digital album - ✅ Yes
Live slideshow - ✅ Yes
Access via QR code - ✅ Yes
Photos & videos  - ✅ Yes
Text messages  - ❌ No
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
Event photo collection and digital guestbooks

Guestpix provides a digital guestbook and photo collection service for various events, including weddings. Upon registration, you will be able to access your digital album and other features such as live slideshow and QR codes, which can be shared with your guests.

Our experience: When it comes to creating a digital album for collecting videos and photos, Guestpix offers some essential features such as QR code access and live slideshow. However, there are a few drawbacks to consider. The customization options are very limited, which means you might end up with a generic design. Additionally, some users might find it difficult to upload their content as the experience is not as smooth as other solutions. Another downside is that you need to pay to sign up and use the product. Despite these drawbacks, Guestpix is a solid solution for creating a digital guestbook for weddings, and we recommend it.

PROS
Digital album to collect photos and videos
QR code templates
Live slideshow
CONS
Must pay to try
A bit old fashioned design and limited customaztion options
No text messages support
Limited amount of guests can participate

8. Wed.tv

Good
7.9
Price - From $35
Free version - Yes
Key Features:
Digital album - ✅ Yes
Live slideshow - ❌ No
Access via QR code - ❌ No
Photos & videos  - ✅ Yes
Text messages  - ✅ Yes
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
Create a wedding guestbook with your mobile

Wed.tv is offers a wedding guest book for sharing photos and messages. It provides you with a digital link to a guestbook where your guests add their wishes.

Our experience: Wed.tv is a digital guestbook solution designed for weddings. The platform allows users to collect photos and messages from guests. However, it does not offer other critical features such as QR code access and video collection. Additionally, the design and user experience are outdated and lack customization options, which can negatively impact the end result and guests’ experience. On a positive note, Wed.tv does offer a free plan for users to test the product before committing to a paid plan.

PROS
Digital album to collect photos and videos
Text messages support
Free version
CONS
Steep price for the biggest plan
A bit outdate design and user experience
No live slideshow
Limited amount of guests can participate

9. Wedding Photo Swap

Okay
7.5
Price - From $35
Free version - Yes
Key Features:
Digital album - ✅ Yes
Live slideshow - ❌ No
Access via QR code - ❌ No
Photos & videos  - ✅ Yes
Text messages  - ❌ No
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
Wedding photo and video sharing app

Wedding Photo Swap provides a platform for photo sharing at weddings. To particiapte, guests must download their app from the app stores (Android and iPhone). Once downloaded, guests can add their photos.

Our experience: Wedding Photo Swap provides a digital album that can be easily shared with your guests through their dedicated mobile apps. However, we believe that it may not be the best option as people nowadays are less likely to download apps, making the participation process more time-consuming. Instead, entering a web link or scanning a QR code would be much easier and quicker, resulting in more participant photos for you from your wedding. Although they do offer a free version, we found the platform a bit challenging to navigate and use. But since it’s free to start, it’s worth your try!

PROS
Digital album to collect photos and videos
Free version
CONS
Guests must download an app to participate
No QR code access
A bit outdate design and user experience
No live slideshow

10. Mentimeter

Okay
6.9
Price - From $29
Free version - Yes
Key Features:
Digital album - ❌ No
Live slideshow - ✅ Yes
Access via QR code - ❌ No
Photos & videos  - 🟠 Not fully
Text messages  - ✅ Yes
Zipped folder download - ✅ Yes
Interactive presentation software

Mentimeter, known for its interactive features such as polls and live messaging, offers a unique take on digital guestbooks. It's a platform that can be adapted for various events, including weddings, to engage guests and collect their input in a fun, interactive way.

Our experience: Mentimeter appears as a solid product with the potential to be used as a digital wedding guestbook. Its interactive elements, like polls and live messages, can certainly add a unique flair to your wedding. However, it's important to note that Mentimeter isn't specifically designed for wedding guestbooks. This means it lacks certain features that are typically expected in a wedding guestbook service, such as a straightforward photo and message upload experience, and extensive customization options to align the guestbook with your wedding theme and brand. While it provides an innovative way to engage guests, couples looking for a more traditional guestbook experience with personalized touches might find Mentimeter's offerings a bit off the mark for their specific needs.

PROS
Interactive slideshow
Free version
CONS
Not designed for weddings
No straightforward experience for you and for your guests

What to Look for in a Digital Wedding Guest Book

Picking the perfect digital wedding guest book is a bit like choosing the right wedding cake – it needs to suit your taste and style! But fear not, I've whipped up some key ingredients to consider that will help you make a decision you'll cherish long after the last slice of cake is gone.

Ease of Use

  • User Experience: make sure to choose one with a simple and easy-to-use interface. Your guests should not have to go through a manual to leave you a message. If you find it difficult to use, chances are your guests will as well. Therefore, it is essential to test the service yourself before committing and paying for it.
  • Accessibility: Make sure that the platform you choose is accessible on different devices such as phones, tablets, and laptops. This ensures that everyone can participate without any hassle. It’s better to avoid services that require guests to download a specific app from the App Store to participate. Instead, opt for a solution that works in the browser without any downloads. This way, participants can join easily and without any delays.

Customization

  • Design Flexibility: Does it let you tweak colors, backgrounds, and layouts? Your digital guest book should be as unique as your love story.
  • Personal Touches: Can you add personal elements like photos, a welcome message, or quirky prompts?

Features

  • Multimedia Options: The ability to include photos, videos, and text messages can turn your guest book into a living, breathing memory capsule.
  • Complimentary Features: Features like a live slideshow can make the experience more engaging for guests. In addition, “back office” features like moderation (approve/delete guest’s upload) would also be useful for you to handle everything, as well as inviting collaborators (suppose/friends/family) who can help you manage everything.

Storage and Longevity

  • Data Safety: How does the platform handle your data? Look for services with a clear privacy policy and secure data storage.
  • Post-Event Access: Find out how you'll receive your guest book after the wedding. Can you download all the uploads made by your guests after the event is over?

Support and Reliability

  • Customer Support: Good customer support can be a lifesaver. Check if they offer quick assistance for any technical hitches.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: What do other couples say? Real-life experiences can give you insight into the reliability and quality of the service. Search for reviews on Google (i.e. - “[Name of Service] reviews”) and see what other people say about it.


Cost

  • Pricing Structure: Compare pricing and what’s included. Some might offer a flat rate, while others could have tiered pricing based on features or number of guests/uploads. Make sure you understand the limitations of your chosen plan.
  • Free Trial or Demo: If available, take advantage of a free trial or demo. It's like a test run for your perfect digital guest book. That way, you can ensure the experience is smooth for you and for your guests. Service that doesn’t offer a trial before paying is a big red flag.

FAQ: Common Questions

Q: What is a digital wedding guestbook?
A:
A digital wedding guestbook is a modern twist on the traditional guestbook. Instead of a physical book where guests sign their names, a digital version allows guests to leave their wishes, messages, photos, and even videos through an app and/or online platform. This digital format not only adds an interactive element to your wedding but also makes it easier to preserve and revisit these memories anytime in the future.

Q: Are digital wedding guest books expensive?
A:
It varies. Some digital platforms offer free basic versions, while others might charge for more advanced features. Generally, they're a budget-friendly option, especially considering the customization and longevity they offer. Since a wedding is (supposed to be) a one-in-a-lifetime event, it might be worth “investing” a little bit of money for a smoother experience for you and your guests. While some free services won’t charge you money for the service, they might use your data as the “payment” - selling it to 3rd parties, etc. Always check the privacy policy and data handling practices of the service you choose, especially if they are “free”.
Q: Can I add photos and videos to the digital guest book?A: Most digital guestbooks out there support photos and videos - that's one of the coolest parts. Guests can upload photos and videos, leaving you with a memory book that's way more vivid than just signatures and gives you a glance at your wedding from your guest’s point of view.

Q: How user-friendly are these digital guest books for guests who aren't tech-savvy?
A: Most digital guest books are designed with ease of use in mind. They often have simple interfaces that even your non-tech-savvy guests can navigate. If they are not easy to use, they are missing the whole point. If your guests struggle, it means you’ll end up with fewer photos and videos from your big day, so it’s important to choose a digital guestbook that is easy to use - always aim to test a solution before paying.

Q: How can I share the digital guestbook with my guests?
A:
Sharing your digital guestbook with guests is typically straightforward and can be done in several ways:

  • Direct Link: Most digital guestbook services provide a unique link to your guestbook. You can share this link with your guests via email, wedding website, or social media.
  • QR Codes: Some services offer the option to generate a QR code linked to your guestbook. You can print these on your invitations, place cards, or signs at the wedding venue.
  • Instructions at the Venue: Set up a sign or a digital display with instructions on how to access and use the guestbook. You might also designate someone to assist guests in navigating the guestbook.
  • Pre-Wedding Communication: Include information about the digital guestbook in your pre-wedding communications, like newsletters or group chats, to ensure everyone is aware and can participate.

Q: What happens to the data after the wedding?
A: After the wedding, you'll usually receive a digital copy of the guest book in the form of a digital album/gallery. Some services might offer cloud storage, while others give you the option to download everything as zipped folder to your device (laptop/phone).

Q: Can we customize the guest book to match our wedding theme?
A: Most digital guest books offer various customization options, from colors and fonts to layouts and backgrounds, ensuring it aligns perfectly with your wedding theme. Make sure to check if a service allows you to do that before committing and paying.

Q: Will managing a digital guest book during the event be time-consuming and distracting?
A: It shouldn't be, especially with a quality service. Good digital guest book platforms are designed for effortless, one-time setup, eliminating the need for any management during your event. These services are intuitive for guests to use and are built to operate independently without requiring your attention. So, with the right choice, you can enjoy your special day to the fullest, confident that the guest book is taking care of itself.

Conclusion

And there you have it, lovebirds and wedding planners – a deep dive into the world of digital wedding guest books. We've explored the ins and outs, from the why and the how, to ensuring your digital guest book journey is as smooth as your first dance. Remember, the right digital guest book isn't just about collecting names; it's about capturing the essence of your special day through heartfelt messages, pictures, and even videos from those who matter most.

As you cross off items on your wedding to-do list, think of the digital guest book as not just a task, but a beautiful opportunity to add an innovative and interactive element to your celebration. It's a chance to create something that lasts well beyond the wedding day – a treasure trove of memories that you can revisit, laugh over, and cherish for years to come.

So, go ahead, pick the digital guest book that resonates with you, set it up, and then let it work its magic. After all, your wedding day is a story worth telling, and what better way to tell it than through the voices of those who shared in your joy?

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