(Closed) Guestbook – which style?

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Which style of fill out guestbook would you prefer as a guest?
    One question per guest with each guest getting a different question : (10 votes)
    48 %
    A couple questions per guest but each guest has the same question : (8 votes)
    38 %
    I have a better idea (explain below) : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I love guest book cards, but in my experience they only work well if they are not too restrictive.  I think things like “wishes for the couple, “advice for the couple” etc. work well because they are specific, yet open enough that any of your guests could easily answer them.  If I got a question like your example above I would be more hesitant to write anything because it pins me down on what I can share.  We did guest book cards at our wedding and only about half of the guests filled them out, and they were just a “name” and “note for the couple” set up.  I think if we had had really specific questions the participation would have been even lower.

    Post # 5
    Member
    5494 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I would come up with maybe 10 different questions and print one question at the top of each card and let quests chose which card they want to answer.  So one question per person with overlap in questions.  But I agree with the the previous poster about leaving the questions somewhat general.

     

    Post # 6
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    962 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    along rachel leigh’s approach we are doing something similar.  we wanted to help out the less creative guests with prompts, but give freedom to those who can think for themselves.  so we created a double sided card – one side with ideas, the other side for the writing.  we’re also going to have these at the guests’ dinner tables, with colored pencils available, so they can take their time writing something thoughtful, instead of rushing along at a table with people waiting in line.  here’s our card:

     

    Post # 7
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    1315 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I go with Rachel Leigh’s suggestion, too. I’m inclined to be kinda private like that, and would rather a bit more freedom with what I write! Some guidelines, certainly, but prob not specific questions. Miss Sewing’s post today on the Blog is cute. I know it’s RSVP cards, but it’s the same principle.

    Post # 8
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    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I say mix it up!

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