(Closed) Guestbook confusion

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t put the guestbook out until the reception.  There is no difference between a book and the other types of guest books.  I probably wouldn’t do both since people have a hard time writing one thing.  We were able to get everyone to sign our photomat but our wedding had only about 30 guests.

Post # 4
Member
3866 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

The last two weddings I was at (cousin’s and brother’s) the wedding and reception was at the same place, so you walked in, signed book, and went where you were told. 

I’ll be going to another in October, so we’ll see how that goes. 

Unless you’re having people at the reception that aren’t at the ceremony, I’d do it at the ceremony (especially if they’re at the same place!) 

Otherwise, do it at the reception (I THINK that’s the norm, but I’m not sure…).

We’re leaving it open to the guests since we’re having ours outside and have sheets to fill out, lol.  It’ll probably be mostly at the reception, though.  (Unless people get there REALLY early, then we’ll have someone saying they can fill out the sheets if they want…)

Post # 5
Member
197 posts
Blushing bee

It is normally at the reception. Most people write in it during cocktail hour, but it is kept accessible during the reception for people to sign. The basic function is that it is a place for people to write a quick “well wish” message. And yes, there is usually a line for people to write a message in addition to just their name in the traditional book type of guestbook. There are a million creative ideas out there for ‘guestbooks’ and your pictures are some of the popular ones right now. So there is no difference between the unconventional guestbooks and the old fashioned ones that are quite literally a guestbook. You can do either. or none.

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