Post # 1
Last Saturday, my sister hosted a shower for my friends and our side of the family. Not many from my maily was able to make it, but it was still a good time.
It had always been talked about that FI’s side would be having a shower for me as well, but I never brought up to any of his aunts and figured if they did one… great. If not, not a big deal. However, his mom and I talked last week to check my availability so that the aunts (her in laws) cold get something going now that the wedding is necxt month already.
One of his aunts just sent me a FB message informing me that they’re holding a shower in my honor on the 27th at a church in the town next to the town where my FI grew up. Most people invited live around that area, so it made sense… which then means that about 5 of us would have to drive (45 minutes). Again, no biggie. She said to come early and bring a guest book, if I want people to sign it.
Is bringing a guest book common? I don’t recall ever signing any for friends, and I guess she did leave it as an option. I didn’t bring one to mine last weekend either, but have cards from most attendees so I know who was there – and can remember since they’re friends/family. I know a lot of invites for this one will be their family/friends… and may be a lot of people – they know so many! His side makes up about 90% of our guest list, ha.
Post # 2
I don’t think everyone has done it, but I don’t think it’s uncommon to have one, either.
At one of my friends, they did the lipstick one, and she has it hanging in her closet.
For mine, I know they are doing one where everyone gets a pen and there’s a big sheet of paper on the floor, and everyone has to bend over without bending their knees and trace their hand onto the paper.. meanwhile [nobody knows about it but the hostess] one of my bms will write down all the comments that are being said while this is going on, and later they will be read as “things i’ll say on my wedding night during sex”. it’s supposed to be comical, and it’s something I can keep after the shower, not that I really want it, but still, lol.
Post # 3
jenilynevette: I’ve had friends do that liptsick one for the bachelorette party, but not for a shower. I have also heard of something like that where you write stuff said down… which I did during a friends baby shower when we did the “identify the chocolate in the diaper” game.
I don’t know how appropriate that would be with the crowd invited to this one… but would have been good for my bachelorette party last weekend with friends.
I’m sure it’s not uncommon, I just haven’t seen it with ones I’ve gone to. We have a guestbook for the wedding but I don’t think I’d bring that, nor want to spend the money on something small for people to sign and it’d just get tossed somewhere. I do plan on keeping the cards though.
Post # 4
I’ve never heard of a guest book at a bridal shower.
Post # 5
My daughter’s both took their guestbooks to their showers. There were a huge amount of lines for guests, in each one – like they think you might use it for all the guests who ever visit your home, in your life. If you have the space, why not?
Post # 6
PABride: I could see that with hers, and designate a page or two for each event. Ours is a photo album guest book, so no lines and people can sign wherever.
Right now, I don’t think I will bring one since I didn’t bring one to my other one. I’ll remember the guests by the cards they give, or by the gift they bring. I think an idea was tossed around about each one bringing a recipe, so if that’s true… I could buy a book to put those recipes in and each person could sign their name next to it. Oh, idea! Hopefully that is still the plan. I’ll have to ask FI’s mom.
Post # 7
My MOHs sister made a “guest book” using our engagement photos i a photo album and little cards you could take out and sign and slide back into the sleeves. It was really cute and was a great gift to me since I hadn’t printed any of our engagement photos. Now I have them all in one place along with really sweet well wishes.
Post # 8
Kacie209: She may have only suggested it since you had a shower already and thought if you had one for that one you could bring it with you to the next one 🙂
I wouldn’t worry about getting a guest book for it.