(Closed) Ideas for sign in table at reception!?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Lots of ppl have guest book attendants… Have a person sit behind the table and greet guests, some hand out programs at this time as well if u aren’t gona put them in the guests seats.

Im hoping to do something at mine that stands out so ppl won’t miss it. Like this:


Post # 4
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We set up ours between the seating cards and a table with our parents’ wedding photos and albums.  Lots of people seemed to enjoy flipping through our parents’ albums.  Maybe that would attract them?

Post # 5
46597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Are you using the same venue? Will people be directed to their table by staff?

If so, you might want to try an idea where you leave a card at each place setting asking the guests to share a memory, some advice for the couple etc. You can leave a container on each table for the completed cards, or assign someone the task to go around and collect them a few times during the evening.

You could glue little envelopes in a scapbook and place the cards inside, or save the cards in some sort of meaningful container to open and review them over the years on your anniversary.


Post # 9
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think maybe ask someone to circulate and ask them to sign it during cocktail hour. People are little sucky, and even at my cousins wedding she brought it to breakfast the next day for people to sign because a lot of people skipped it. Including meEmbarassed 

Post # 10
2601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Second all of the PP’s suggestions: prominent table, stuff to look at besides the guest book like family pics, baby pics, etc. (you can even poke some fun at yourselves and put up pics from your awkward teenage phases 🙂

If you’re dead-set on a bound book, fine, but the advantage to something like the MS example that Julies1949 was cool enough to post is that people dont’ have to wait in line to write their messages to you and they also don’t have to feel like they have to hurry their sentiments to accompany accommodate others who are waiting. A bunch of cards with jars of pens is good and they can be pasted in a book later. 

Since some people have difficulty putting pen to paper, another thing that’s nice and fun for the guests is to offer some “prompts.” These can be anything, but some of the ones that we did at a friend’s wedding included: 

-Please share your fondest memory of Mrs. or Mr.

-Your best wishes for the bride and groom

-Your best advice for a happy marriage

-Where in the world should the bride and groom make it a point to travel to in their lifetime?

-Favorite baby names

-Share your favorite memory of today

-Please list your favorite most romantic movies for the bride and groom to watch on a rainy day


Post # 12
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re doing something like this: 


We’re using a nice cigar box instead of this box, and I found a rubber stamp that said “To the Bride & Groom”, and stamped all the cards. I also made a sign that said something along the lines of “please leave memories, tell a joke or just congratulations & place in the cigar box”. 

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