Post # 1
I plan on having a sign on our welcome table at the reception. It would be to explain about our guestbook. Our guestbook is a picture of us on a white backing in a frame.We will have our guests sign on the white part around our picture.
So heres the wording so far to explain our guest book: #1
Please sign our “Guest Book” on the
white part around our photo
Enjoy your evening
Now I plan on having bags of goodies for the kids on a table. On the same table I plan on have activity books, glow in the dark bracelets and necklaces for any teen or adult that wants one(all of these goodies are already in the bags for the kids).
Heres the the wording I have so far for this table: #2
Children(12 & under) please take a goodie bag.
Everyone else is welcome to an activity book
and a glow-in-the-dark
bracelet and necklace.
So bees give me your honest advice please. If my wording sucks, please let me know what I should say instead. Or in a different way. Wish I was better at this part of planning. Thanks bees!!!
Post # 3
For the first sign, I would remove the quotes and substitute “margins” instead of “white part”. I would also put a period at the end of the request because “Enjoy your evening” is a separate sentence. End it with a period or exclamation point.
Post # 6
Really, I don’t think having a sign and activity books/glow-in-the dark things is really necessary for adults. Why would adults want a kids activity book? Am I missing something?
Post # 7
We did the same type of guest book and didn’t have a sign. Our guests figured it our when they saw the pens on the table. I’d ditch the sign. As far as the activity book/goodie bags, why not just put a few of them on each table and then place the goodie bags for the kids on their chairs (if you’re doing assigned seating). People will figure it out.
Post # 8
I’d say white matting instead of white part.
And for the second sign, I’d just have two signs with the goodies in two baskets ” For the kids…” and “For the adults…”
Post # 9
Can you have the kids bags already set out at the children’s place at the table.
I also don’t think you need to tell people how to sign the guest book. Unless you are inviting a lot of dummies people will know to sign on the white matting around the frame.
Post # 10
@WindyCityWendy: Not at all helpful with my question, but I will give u an answer.
Cause its fun. Plus I added some Sudoko and wordplay in the books. Not all adults are stuffy. Every adult has a kids side. They will be available for any teen or adult that might want one.
Plus if adults are willing to wear paint to football games, beads at Mardi Gra and elsewhere,etc., Im sure any adult at my wedding would grab one for the times they are sitting down. The adults arent going to be walking around and dancing the whole night. They will sit down and if they want to grab a activity book while their relaxing for a bit, I dont see the big deal.
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: Unfortunately we are not doing any assigned seating. But you have given me some thoughts on things.
@Taeyers: Thanks for the insight. 🙂
Post # 11
@andielovesj: Good idea about maybe not having a sign for the guestbook.Guess Im afraid people wont ‘get it’. Especially when I read stories on here once in a great while of hardly any guests signing a bees guest book. Am I being too cautious? lol
Post # 12
I think the best way to get people to sign your guest book/photo mat/etc is have the bridal party do it first so everyone gets what they’re supposed to do. Plus, the signed photo mat thing is really popular – people will certainly know what to do when they see one.
For the activity books, I like the PP suggest of “for the kids” and “for the adults”…or maybe “for the young” and “for the young at heart” just so it’s more playful.
Post # 13
@StL.Ashley: I love your ideas for both signs.