Post # 1
We are using Mrs. Apple Ciders bench guestbook idea! THANK YOU!
My question is, at traditional weddings I’ve been to, the guestbook has been at the ceremony, but what about the new photo guestbooks popping up? Those are at the reception.
Since this is a little “different”, I am thinking the reception might be a good idea, gives people more time to write a message in a little more relaxed enviromnet. Do I just make a gigantic sign so people know its there?
So my question is, where is yours and are you doing a traditional guestbook?
Post # 3
I admit it – I vote jumped the gun.
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
i agree with you, if you want them to take time writing in them, i’d have it at the reception.
Post # 5
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
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 # 7
Thank you ladies!
My dad is an incredible woodworker, so thankfully we’ve got that DIY project covered.. because I’m doing a ridiculous amount of it already 😉
Post # 8
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.
Post # 9
I always thought guests books were placed at the reception, so that is my vote.
Post # 10
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
I’d say reception since you can give guests time to sign the book and even write a little note.
Post # 13
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).