Post # 1
Half of our guests wil be invited electronically (another side story) and therefore we wil not have their addresses. I hate the idea of people standing in a long line in order to sign a guestbook and give us their information. Is there another way we can get people to sign a guestbook without the long lines? I was thinking of having cards made up that people fill out and drop it into a vase or something. Similar to the wishing card idea. Any thoughts, suggestions, advice??
Post # 3
A wedding we had last summer had the cards on the tables with ribbons on them… you wrote your wishes on them at your leisure and tied them to a potted tree on a table — it was really cute!
Post # 4
If you leave the guest book out during the cocktail our and through out the reception, people won’t have to stand in line.
I would suggest having the guest book displayed during the cocktail hour.
Then have someone move it into the reception area, but not near the entrance (if it’s near the entrance everyone will stand in line to sign it) and not near the place cards (since that’s another bottleneck). Have your DJ/MC make a few announcements during the reception to remind people to sign it.
I usually just skip the line for the guest book and go back later in the night because I don’t want to wait.
Post # 5
Just thought of another idea- can you include address info in your online RSVP?
When people RSVP, ask them for their mailing address. Then at your reception, you don’t have to worry about getting that info and people can just leave their well-wishes.
Post # 6
Also, you could have the bridal party/close family/any other Rehearsal Dinner attendees sign the book, give their wishes, etc. the night before at the Rehearsal Dinner, to cut down on the # of people who need to sign that night.
Post # 7
oh wow! these are great suggestions!! thank you!