(Closed) No guestbook?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

I didn’t have one.  nobody noticed.  I keep meaning to make a scrap book of the cards but I’ve never gotten around to it.

They have had them at most weddings I’ve been to, but not all, and I never noticed one way or the other until I thought about it for your question.

Post # 4
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Auberge du Soleil

I never noticed one way or the other. I would make the decision based on what you want – not what you think guests might miss! Happy Planning!

Post # 5
15 posts

I bought these for my wedding.  I haven’t used them yet (wedding is in four weeks!) but I am looking forward to it.  A little more modern and fun than the boring old guest book




Post # 6
44 posts
  • Wedding: September 2018

We planned on having a guestbook made with pictures of us growing up, but in all the planning we didn’t order it  in time.  We decided not to have a guest book, because in the end what are you going to do with it?  Most people write what they want to tell you in their cards and since we wanted to make a special guest book and didn’t get to do it, going out and buying a plain one wasn’t worth it for us.

Post # 7
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Didn’t have any type of guestbook…nobody noticed.  

Post # 8
508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You could go either way.  Rather than having a guest book, we’re doing a wish board (or wish bowl if time runs short and the board doesn’t get finished).

Post # 9
2373 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I agree with all the posters…   I don’t think it’ necessary, and I always thought it was more so the couple had an easy way of writing thank you cards (all the ones I’ve seen have a spot for your name and address). 

Post # 10
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Woo Hoo!  One less thing to buy!  Let the savings begin!  Now how necessary is a cake really… hmmm…

Post # 12
6 posts

We didn’t have a guest book.  At the weddings I’ve been to, I feel like some people sign it, lots of people don’t (or don’t even know it exists, because it’s on a little table with 200 people walking past it). And I thought it would just look so sad if only a few guests signed it.

 Oh, and we also didn’t do favors (so many get left behind on tables…, so wasteful and unneccessary expense), or menu cards. (I wanted to do that one, but started running out of time, and decided that being a happy stress-free bride was more important than having beautiful menus).   We made a simple program that was just 1 sheet of heavy-weight paper folded in half (4 ‘pages’ of text).  Had them printed and folded at Kinko’s. 

If you are able to make beautiful things without stressing about it, that’s awesome.  But people (BM’s, groom, parents, guests) will care much more about a happy, relaxed bride than any little detail you create.  Weddingbees create such awesomeness and make it all look so easy!  Not everyone is like that, and your wedding will still be memorable and beautiful and fun without all the extra stuff!  Good luck!

Post # 13
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Most wedding I have been to don’t have one – of if they did, I didn’t notice it!  That said,we had one – 4×6 pieces of paper for people to write if they wanted.  it was fun to read, but if I wouldn’t have regretted it if we hadn’t. 

Bluegreenjean- I actually had a friend who didn’t have a wedding cake either!  This was before I was engaged and less aware of details, but I didn’t notice at all! They decided to put the $$ into a better dessert – and it was really yummy.  🙂  actually none of my friends noticed, although I am sure some of the older relatives did…

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