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7 Occasions That Are Perfect For An Audio Guestbook (Besides A Wedding)

November 7, 2023
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Weddings are just the beginning. Discover seven other fantastic ways to incorporate an audio guestbook into your celebration.

Cole Zerboni

When After the Tone cofounders Jacob and Bailey Yackley first created an audio guestbook for their wedding back in 2019, they never thought the idea would take them this far. Today, After The Tone vintage rotary phones have made the guest list for more than 20,000 events this year alone! 

We know what you’re thinking: that’s a lot of weddings. But the truth is, marriage ceremonies aren’t the only type of event our phones like to party at. While audio guestbooks for weddings are all the rage, here are 7 other ways to incorporate our phones into your celebration.

  1. Milestone Birthday
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Make milestone birthdays unforgettable with an audio guestbook. (Cred: Holly Croft)

Nothing helps you celebrate a big year like messages from your loved ones. Set up a phone booth at your party to not only collect voicemails you’ll want to keep forever but also to take adorable photos and capture memories at the same time. Our phones are especially memorable at parties with little kids or elderly family members, as their voices are a reflection of that period in time.

If you’re unsure what to get your BFF or your mom for their birthday, an audio guestbook also makes an amazing gift—it’s such a sentimental way to spread love and memories. You can even set up a virtual dial-in for the recipient if they’re not having a party!

  1. Baby shower

An audio guestbook not only adds an adorable aesthetic to your baby shower, but also allows you to record how you feel about the pregnancy process, motherhood, and your baby at a transitional time. It’s also a perfect way to gather supportive messages from those you love to make that transition even more magical.

Imagine being able to listen back to well wishes for you and your baby long after they’ve grown up. Better yet, imagine playing those voicemails for your young daughter or son to let them know how loved they are, long before they were even born!

For example, check out this sweet message that Bachelorette and Influencer, Becca Kufrin, left for her son right before he was born: VIEW HERE

  1. Holiday Party/New Year’s Eve

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and of course, spread the holiday cheer! What better way to do just that than to leave a loving voicemail at a Thanksgiving gathering, Christmas party, or NYE celebration? You can even add a fun prompt like “What are you most grateful for this year?” or “What’s your resolution for 2024?” This one’s great for big families and close groups of friends. Give the gift of forever memories!

  1. Bachelor/Bachelorette

Audio guestbooks for weddings are a huge hit, but sometimes, it’s nice to have those silly, sentimental messages from just that core group of friends and family. A Bachelor or Bachelorette party is the perfect way to collect hilarious and loving stories from those who are closest to you. 

Not only that, but having a phone for a couple of days allows people to really think about what they want to say, maybe even leave multiple messages! Plus, the phone is just a vibe in every photo. 😎

  1. Sorority Event

For those sorority girlies out there, we know that sisterhood is forever. Adding an audio guestbook to events like formals, bid days, senior trips, etc. can help capture the voices of your sisters so you can remember the best days of your life years down the road. 

Imagine throwing a vinyl record on that instantly takes you back to your college days with your best friends, all while feeding your second baby before bedtime. Talk about nostalgia! 

To see for yourself, check out our vid of these Gamma Phis from SDSU who recently used an audio guestbook for their Bid Day: VIEW HERE

  1. Graduation

You only graduate from high school once. Give the gift of teenage memories by adding an audio guestbook to your loved one’s graduation party! The voicemails will act as a sort of time capsule for those adolescent days, and put those yearbooks to shame.😏Lol just kidding, but I mean, do we wish we had voicemails saved from our high school BFFs and crushes? Abso-friggin-lutely!

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Rekindle the joy of your most memorable life events.


  1. Celebration of Life

It can feel impossible to prepare for dear family and friends to leave us as they pass into the afterlife. But, we hope After The Tone can help keep a loved one’s memory alive and carry on their legacy through our phones. 

Sometimes, the best way to remember someone is by telling stories and expressing the moments you shared with them to others. Consider adding an audio guestbook to a Celebration of Life to collect those stories, listen back years later, and in turn help your loved one live on forever.

As you can see, our audio guestbook can make a meaningful impact at many different types of events. We exist simply to help you cherish memories, whatever those memories are linked to. 

We can’t wait to celebrate with you, no matter the occasion. I mean, why let weddings have all the glory?

So, where to next?! Book an Audio Guestbook here.

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