Signature mats have been popular for the last ten years or so, and that’s a good option. So are the silver trays that guests can sign with a special pen that etches their signatures into the surface.
One RBA bride, who had her wedding and reception at The Manor House At King’s Charter, had her guests sign fabric squares that would later be sewn into a quilt. That’s an excellent idea for a few reasons. First, you’ll have all of your guests’ signatures in one place, and you can actually use the quilt and have a reminder of your wedding every day. Second, the quilt can be put together by a family member or a friend, which adds a special touch. Third, it’s something that can be passed down and will actually be used, as opposed to the “family heirlooms” that sit on a shelf gathering dust.
If you have someone in your family or circle of friends who has the experience and is able to make a quilt (and who is willing to do this as your wedding gift!) this is a great idea. If you don’t know someone, you can find pre-made wedding quilts on Etsy and have them ready for your guests to sign.