Post # 1
Are you planning to have a guest book for everyone to sign at your reception?? Or, if you’re already married – did you have one? If not, do you wish you did?? We aren’t planning to have one, but I don’t want to regret the decision so all input is welcome! Thanks, bees!!
Post # 2
We are planning on having one, but technically not a traditional one. Our wedding photographer offered a free engagement session for booking her, so we ended up with a ton of engagement pictures we didn’t really know what to do with (we only used one for save the dates).
Basically, we’re making a picture book/guest book. The book will feature some of our favorite engagement pictures and guests will be able to sign their names and/or write little messages to us. We figured this would be best since we definitely wouldn’t ever look at a traditional guest book again, and everyone will get to see all those pretty pictures we have nothing else to do with. 🙂
Post # 3
Ditto, wasn’t going to do one but Shutterfly offerred me a free photo book so we put our engagement photos in there and blank/write in pages and it was turned out great. We have some engagement photos in once place and messages to look back on when we feel like taking a browse. I wouldn’t overthink it but it was nice to have afterwards.
Post # 4
We’re not doing a traditional one. My mom offered to make us a quilt, so there will be a table with the cut up squares and everyone can write us a message on the aquate using fabric pens.
If wasn’t an option, I was going to do a matted picture of Fi and i from our engagement session and guests would sign around the picture. I just don’t see the point of a book guest book since I’d never look at it again lol.
Post # 5
Yes but not a traditional one.
We had a scroll made to match our theme…
Post # 6
We’ve gone down the blank-inside guest book route. We’ve used the same artwork that Future Sister-In-Law designed for our invites on the cover, so it ties in to the other stationary.
I do like the idea of having people sign the mount of a photo, but won’t do both.
Post # 7
I wasn’t originally planning on having one, but my cousins offered to ‘manage’ it and we love it. They had a polaroid camera and as people came in they’d take a photo of the guests and stick their photo with their signature and message. It’s nice to have a photo of everyone too since the photographer obviously couldn’t get everyone.
Another idea I’ve heard of is people getting guests to write a piece of advice. It can make it personal and/or funnier depending on your family & friends.
I don’t think it’s necessary, but it’s easy to do and can be fun to look back at later if you’re the sentimental type.
Post # 8
I don’t think you would miss it if you didn’t have it, but it was nice to look through ours after the wedding! I waited until there was a great coupon on shutterfly and made one with our engagement photos for like $8. Some people wrote really nice notes in there!
Post # 9
We didnt’ have a traditional guest book. Instead I made an album of photos of us throughout the years from childhood to adulthood – that included us with friends and each other. It was fun seeing everyone find a page they were on or could relate to and sign there.
Post # 10
We didn’t want a book that would sit unread, so I found a frame on Etsy, shaped like a mason jar (our apartment’s decor is very farmhouse chic) and everyone signs a heart and drops It in the frame. Later, it can be displayed or hung. I love that we will be reminded of all of our friends, and since it’s a small wedding, we are close to everyone who is coming and every signature will be meaningful.
Post # 11
we had to silk screened art prints that we had framed and then had everyone sign the mats. i knew i would never look at a guestbook, and this way if i hated how it turned out once signed, i could easily swap out the mats for fresh clean ones and we’d still have artwork that we love. well, i LOVE these pieces – it’s been so much fun to read what everyone wrote. They’re hanging side-by-side in our hall now and they just make me so happy. Really glad we didn’t skip the “guest book”.
Post # 12
We didn’t do a guestbook. I didn’t see the point. No regrets!
Post # 13
We did a poloroid guestbook which turned out really cute. I don’t think I would have regretted not doing one though. I think I’ve looked at our guestbook once since the wedding, but I think it’ll be nice to have down the road when some of the older family members have passed away.
Post # 14
We did a jigsaw guest book where everyone signed a piece.
Post # 15
We didnt have a guest book and no regrets at all