Is a guestbook & well wishes the same thing???

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

The guest book the guests just write their names, never heard of/seen a well wishes but I assumed they would write a message to you. We’re only doing a standard guest book. 

Post # 4
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Barbiestylez:  Guest book is basic information on who has attended. A well wishes item such as a box, thumbprint tree, photo frame etc encourages people to write personal messages to the bride and groom.

When I have attended weddings that had both I did not actaully do both. I found it a bit redundant and unnecessary. If I had to choose I would go with the well wishes box or a modified guestbook allowing for personal messages.

Post # 6
Member
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@Barbiestylez:  I think well wishes are more personal, and you can always collect them and put them in a book to store and read later.

Post # 8
Hostess
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

They’re two different styles of the same thing. I think the little papers in the well wishes are good because people can take them to their seat and work on them (before putting them in a book) instead of lining up for a quick signature. 

Post # 9
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Barbiestylez:  I personally prefer the well wishes and that is what we did. There are many options for the well wishes that would be easily stored. You could even make a scrap book out of the papers that your guests write on. 

Post # 10
Member
1009 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@Barbiestylez:  I made a guestbook with pictures on shutterfly and I put a column where they can put their name, and then a column to put well wishes on the pages to write….so it’s like a combined well wishes and guestbook 🙂

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