Post # 1
Who/how does one go about deciding who mans the guest book? There is a small part of me that thinks its not that exciting of a duty, and I don’t want to offend someone by asking them to do it. For our guest book, we’re doing a photo book of our e-pics with a lot of white space for people to sign/write comments.
Post # 3
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
@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
You really don’t need anyone to man it.
Post # 6
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
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
For our wedding, we had a table at the entry way. That is where we put our guestbook and placecards.
Post # 9
@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…