(Closed) Guestbook… At ceremony or reception?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Where are you having your guestbook?
    Ceremony : (5 votes)
    23 %
    Reception : (17 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 3
    5262 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I admit it – I vote jumped the gun. Embarassed

    I was thinking traditional guestbook, because I’ve always seen those at the ceremony. But I love the bench idea, and I do think the reception is better. I’d have your DJ make an announcement for guests to sign it at their leisure throughout the night, and maybe a sign just to be safe. 

    I really want to do this, too, but I have a funny feeling it’s going to get lost in the mix of DIY projects. I’d love to see pictures of yours when it’s done!

    Post # 4
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i agree with you, if you want them to take time writing in them, i’d have it at the reception.

    Post # 5
    2779 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d put it at the reception. Like you said, it’ll give people more time to think about a message and take the time to write it. Make up a poster for people to read it and get your DJ to make an announcement about it and you should be fine.

    Post # 6
    7152 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I agree with reception. We are going to have a blown up pic of Fiance and I with matting around it so that people can sign it. Then it’ll be framed and used in our place that we move to.

    Post # 8
    1379 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    You didn’t have an option for “both” … that is my suggestion as long as it’s not too much of a pain.  Can you ask a friend who has a bigger car to bring the bench (btw – so jealous! I wanted to do the bench too but my mother thought I was bananas) between the two locations. The reason I say this is that we had a beautiful photo guest book made with our engagement photos and I would say that only about 1/2 of the guests signed it — not their fault they were having too much fun dancing – but if it had been at both the ceremony and the reception I think it would have been a bit more noticeable.

    Have fun!

    Post # 9
    2634 posts
    Sugar bee

    I always thought guests books were placed at the reception, so that is my vote.

    Post # 10
    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    My vote is for the reception. It will be easier for people to take their time and write a thoughtful and meaningful message.

    Post # 11
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’d say reception since you can give guests time to sign the book and even write a little note.

    Post # 12
    3252 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010


    Post # 13
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I vote for the reception. I like the idea of something different. We went to a wedding last year and it was a skateboard. Hah! We’re not doing one, but if we were — it’d be at the reception near the escort cards (or the bar! LOL).

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