(Closed) Guest Book question

posted 12 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: What should I do?

    Use the guest book

    Use the guest book but at shower(s) and rehearsal dinner

    Be true to what you want

  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d use the guest book at the wedding.  It isn’t what you wanted but it will mean so much to your SIL, and I think she’d be crushed if you didn’t use it. 

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I guess I would just use it.  I mean, a guest book isn’t the biggest deal in the world to me personally, and I have a hard time getting worked up about it.  If you had your heart set on something else really firmly (and feel comfortable explaining that to your SIL) then go ahead and just use it for something else, like the Rehearsal Dinner or a shower.  But in this scenario, I personally would just use it. 

    Post # 5
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    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Just out of curiosity, what were you thinking for the guest book alternative?

    My other question is, as for the guest book you received, does it actually say “guest book” on it? Do the pages have any thing on them??

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’d say just use it.  The guest book isn’t that big of a deal.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    *shrugs* Might as well use the nice one you received as a gift! It seems like the gesture would mean more to your Maid/Matron of Honor than a unique guest book would mean to you.

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Is there any way you could merge both the traditional guestbook and whatever your idea was?

    Post # 9
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    1009 posts
    Bumble bee

    Use it for your showers and rehearsal dinner.  The use your idea for the actual wedding.

    I’m also curious, what is your non traditional guest book idea?

    Post # 10
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    425 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @Brianalaura: exactly what I was thinking!

    Also if the guest book she received could maybe be used as something else other than a guest book but still incorporated into the wedding somehow…

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    You could still keep the guest book and do the memory tree thing.

    As for your picture, I thought that was for escort cards…?  I’d be interested to see how it would be used as a guest book.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @Steph – you could definitely still do another idea.  Make the actual guestbook the place where people sign their name.  Then have the tree there for them to hang their wish on (this is apparently a Dutch tradition so I’ve heard, so we’re thinking of incorporating that into our wedding!).  Or you could have the recipe box there also and write “please also include a recipe for a good marriage on one of these cards”.  That way you have an opportunity for both.  If you’re worried people will get it wrong and write a big message in the guestbook, you can always have someone in the wedding party man the table during cocktail hour!

    Post # 14
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    Use non-traditional cards and paste them into the guest book.  Tell your sister that it’s “PERFECT” for your guest book idea.  I’m using advice/scripture guest book cards that I’ll putting into a scrapbook.  It would be even more precious if those cards just went into that guest book.

    I might even steal that book idea for myself.  😉

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