(Closed) Guest Book Question

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Totally reasonable. Most people at my wedding didn’t even sign my guest book AND additionally, some used to book to provide their mailing addresses, which I didn’t understand. So, instead of my having a keepsake of well wishes, I have a book of addresses (?), lol.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@ddavila2001:  OMG people really did that?!

 

@RunningGal:  I bought a Groupon so the book was like 20 pages I think, and I did the same thing as you, pictures on one side, places for signatures on the other.  Like PP said lots of people won’t sign.  I didn’t even want to have a guest book but my mother insisted….

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think Shutterfly also has that feature ($5) to use their guestbook templates and layouts.  A standard 20 page book should be fine.  I highly doubt guestbooks get completely filled up anyway.

Post # 6
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499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@mchitt329 – Swear to god! We were like “uh, we already have your addresses, we sent you invites!”

Post # 7
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4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@ddavila2001:  My thoughts exactly!  And the reason why I didn’t want the traditional guest book.  Makes no sense to me!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just food for thought.

You may want to have a cute sign with directions to have them sign on the correct pages/side. You just never know with people! That is, unless you don’t care if they sign on your pictures too. With at least 100 signers, there’s a good chance someone is a confused lost soul.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You don’t need a lot of space. Typically Guest books with tons of pages rarely get sign. People(myself included Yell) tend to leave simple cliche messages. Have a happy life together, congratulations, or they just sign their names. I think four to five pages max.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think the traditional lines just arent doing it anymore and just a freeflow area where people can sign aruond pictures with some well wishes will actually be easier to plan instead of having the correct amount of lines which you could end up short or have 5 pages empty which either way wont look good.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Absolutely… the guest book was a complete waste for me. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@RunningGal:  I did 2, 20 page, photo books as guestbooks and had pictures on every page but tried to leave room for people to sign that would sitll look ok if people didn’t sign. We had between 175 and 200 guests as well, and I would say most signed the book (and some left notes). We could have gotten away with a few fewer pages, people could have just squeezed a little more, but I had so many pictures I wanted to be able to enjoy on a regular basis. I think having signature pages will work as well, but it was helpful to me to have pictures with spaces so that the book would look compelte even if there hadn’t been many signatures. 

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