Guest book question

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Do you need someone to man it? We’re just leaving it out at the entrance to the reception. I didn’t think anyone needed to stand there? People will figure it out, maybe have the DJ make a reminder over the microphone and that should be enough. 

Post # 4
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951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Tbourret:  yeah, agree with PP.  I’ve never been to a wedding where the guest book was “manned” so having the DJ make an annoucment just to remind people would work just fine.  I’m not planning to have mine manned.

Post # 5
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

You really don’t need anyone to man it.

Post # 6
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5204 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I agree with others, do not ask someone to man the guest book.  Your instinct is right that this is a boring task and I personally would not be thrilled to be asked to do it (although I’m the first person volunteering to make gallons of sangria or do set up or make boquets or whatever). 

People know what to do with a guest book.  Just put a sign beside it.

Post # 7
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t see why you’d need someone manning it. We are doing the exact same thing for our guest book and I plan to put a sign up saying please sign it, as well as have one or two people pre-sign it before the wedding and then leave it open to that page so people have an actual example of what they’re supposed to do. 

Post # 8
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

For our wedding, we had a table at the entry way. That is where we put our guestbook and placecards.

Post # 9
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715 posts
Busy bee

@Tbourret:  In think maybe it’s helpful to have on of your BMs or one of the GMs assigned for guestbook-duty… sort of to make sure, that people do end up signing it… I don’t mean forcing someone, but you know…say only 3 people have signed it by 7pm, maybe then your designated person could encourage the guests to sign it…

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