Post # 1
Do you intentionally look for the guestbook to sign, or are you more like me – only do it because you’re walking past it to get somewhere?
I am not a very sentimental person, and I just can’t see myself ever looking at our guestbook… wouldn’t want a framed tree thing with thumb prints, don’t really like any of the other ideas I’ve seen – well, I like a lot of them, but I just don’t feel like I especially connect with any of them, you know? None of it feels like us. So I’m thinking of just skipping it. Would that create mass confusion and uproar at my wedding?
Or will I regret it? Married ladies, how often do you actually look at your guestbook?
Post # 3
i don’t like signing guest books. too much pressure to write something meaningful. if i can, i just have whoever i’m with sign my name to what they said, unless it’s a close friend or family member of mine then i have to.
we did a photobook of our whole relationship for our guestbook, and i think that’s the only way i’d ever keep it. it’s small so it’s easy to store, and now i finally have all of the pictures of us all in one place. i am glad that we did it, people said some really great things.
Post # 4
artbee, did you DIY or buy something to use? Could you show me a picture of it?
Ones using photos have been the ones that have drawn me the most, but we’re also doing a photobooth, so I wasn’t sure if it would seem repetitive.
Is there a way I can incorporate the photobooth with the guestbook?
Post # 5
Okay, I am sentimental, so I do enjoy writing in the guest book. At the very least, signing my name. Because I want my dear friends/family whose wedding I’m attending to be able to look back on who was there to celebrate with them.
That said, if someone didn’t have a guestbook, I wouldn’t be heartbroken because I can just write in the card I give along with the wedding present anyway.
Post # 6
I wouldn’t notice! In fact, I was at a wedding recently, never signed anything. I have no idea if they had one or not. Oops!
Post # 7
i don’t have many good pictures because no pro pics yet, but here’s one. i made it on blurb or one of those websites. i’ve been to weddings where they the photobooth gives off two strips of photos, one for the bride and groom to keep and one for the people taking the picture. they have gluesticks or photocorners so you can put the pictures for you in the guestbook and sign it right then. i thought it was really cute, and i’d definitely want to keep those fun pictures of my guests.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
i’d probably notice, but it wouldn’t bother me if there wasn’t one. i like writing, but there’s never enough time to think of something meaningful when you’re in a line at the signing table. so next wedding i go to im going to think of what to write before hand!
but i must say, video guestbooks i avoid like the plague. impromptu speeches…*shudder*
Post # 9
guestbooks come in handy when endin out thank-you’s there doesn’t have to be a guestbook that allows for a bunch of sappy writing but at least some way of knowing all the guest that show up
Post # 10
I definitely wouldn’t remember or notice if you didn’t have a guest book. We did the framed tree that everyone could sign and have it hanging in our dining room right now, and I do still look at it! I’m a sentimental sap though and love seeing who was at our wedding. BUT, if someone else didn’t have one, I wouldn’t notice. I think b/c I never know what to write in them except for something generic.
Post # 11
If I there is one I signed it but if there isn’t one I don’t notice. Not having one, waste of budget for me!
Post # 12
I rarely ever bother with a guest book and don’t think I would notice or care if one wasn’t at a wedding. I’m pretty sure we aren’t using one for ours.
Post # 13
I wouldn’t because who ever I sent an inviation to will be there and if not, then I don’t have to worry about them. I think it’s a waste of money. We already have their address so what good is it?
Post # 14
Well, so glad this poll existed. Convinced me not to bother with a guestbook!
Post # 15
I have never noticed a guest book unless I had to take a photo for it and put it in the book with a note. Otherwise, I usually only notice them if there’s a big line to write in them, and I really hate waiting in line, so I usually run the other way 🙂
Post # 16
I am indifferent about signing guestbooks and was having this same discussion with myself about whether to have one. I ended up finding one in the clearance section of TJ Maxx. It’s just a white guestbook from the Brides line at Michaels. I’ll probably put it out to appease the older generation, but I also won’t feel too bad if it doesn’t get used since it only cost me $4.99.