Post # 1
We are planning on having a wishing tree in place of the traditional guestbook at our reception. My mom mentioned the other day that we’ll need something for guests to sign at the ceremony too (in case they don’t go to the reception?). Is this really necesarry…. I feel like we’ll never look at it anyways!
Are you having a guestbook at your ceremony?
Post # 3
We didn’t have anything at the ceremony, just the reception. I figure that people have more time to sign something at the reception. I’d stick with your reception plan – esp. because it’s a wishing tree.
While it’s true – some people may not go to the reception, in my experience, I’ve found it’s more common for people to skip the ceremony and just go to the reception.
Post # 4
I agree – there would be very few people that only attend the ceremony and not the reception so it’s just be over-kill for the rest of the guests.
If we did do a guestbook it would just be simple traditional book where they sign their names. Saving the wishing tree for the reception! 🙂
Post # 5
I think it would be unnecessary. I have never seen a guestbook at a ceremony. And I highly doubt you would look at your guestbook to see who attended your cereemony and not your reception.
Post # 6
i’ve never seen a guestbook at a ceremony. i haven’t decided if we’ll put ours out at both ceremony and reception (it would be the same guestbook though) in case people arrive early. my DOC thought it would be a good idea.
Post # 7
Really? There has been a guest book at the ceremony of every wedding I’ve ever been to.
Post # 8
@MasqueradeMom: I’m with you – been to LOTS of weddings and there is always a guestbook table with a guestbook to sign and guestbook attendants AT the ceremony. Interesting.
Post # 9
Hmmm maybe this is another one of those regional things! I’m from Iowa too and I think there’s been guestbooks at half the ceremonies I’ve been to. Just can’t decide if i want to mess with it… not sure I’ll ever look at it since it’d be a different one than at the reception