(Closed) The Necessity of Guestbooks

posted 7 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
1088 posts
Bumble bee

@LuckyJuls:  i got a guest book at michaels for $15, it was originally 30 but i got a 50% off coupon on their website 🙂 i got lucky because it was purple, my main wedding color so it matched..

hubby and I read thru the signatures and it was fun to see what some people wrote.. most people gave us cards so we could have gone without one since people wrote really thoughtful words in the cards but i liked having the guestbook. at the moment it’s put away in our closet…

Post # 4
1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m planning to have a guestbook thumbprint tree to hang up in our place after the wedding

Post # 5
1425 posts
Bumble bee

My cousin’s who hosted one of my bridal showers bought a simple satin-y white one from Michael’s for that shower, and then I used it for the shower with DH’s family and then for the wedding.

I JUST looked through it again the other day, actually.  I don’t think it’s “mandatory”, but I do think it’s a nice keepsake.  I’m sure I’ve looked at my parent’s and grandparents (would like to again), so I think its cool to have around for my children and grand-children.

Post # 6
14658 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I did a photobook guest book… a chronological picture book of our relationship from the day we met leading up to the wedding.  I love photobooks and have it on my coffee table now.  I like to flip through it every now and then.

Post # 7
8 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

My wedding is in November and I bought a really nice Hortense B Hewitt guestbook for a good deal on amazon. I’m a sentimental kind of person, so I really wanted one.

Post # 8
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re setting out my old typewriter on the escort card table and will ask guests to type a message on a plain piece of paper. We’ll still have the keepsake, but it’s a little different. (The escort cards will be index cards, typed with the same typewriter, filed in an old wood library card catalog, so there’s a theme…)

Post # 9
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The only reason we’re having a guestbook is because we are also having a photobooth, and the photobooth company brings one for us so that guests can post their pictures in it and sign the book.

If not for this, no, we would not have a guestbook.  I certainly don’t think a guestbook is a necessity!

Post # 10
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I want to do a wishing tree instead of a guestbook.  I wouldn’t say it’s anywhere near mandatory, though.

Post # 11
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We’re using a Shutterfly photobook of our engagement pictures — something we’ll actually look at and display, and it’ll give people the chance to write a message instead of just their names.

Post # 12
2067 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I had A photo booth… So I did a scrapbook where people put their pictures in and wrote little notes… I love it!

Post # 13
1846 posts
Buzzing bee

It is nice to have something for guests to sign, write little notes, and leave you with a momento other than pictures. Do you NEED a guest book, no. But I think it is something nice to look back on.

We are not having a guest book. (I think I have talked about this on another board) Instead our guests are bringing their favourite family recipe on a card and I am sending out with our invitations. They have “from the kitchen of” and a place to write a little note on the back if they want. I plann on getting a nice wooden recipe box to keep them in instead of a book.

Post # 14
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think I’m going to do a one page guest tree I will draw myself and put in our wedding album 🙂

And maybe a box for notes, wishes, advice that I will put in an album later too

Post # 15
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We’re having one, I think they’re nice, but I certainly don’t think they’re necessary 🙂

Post # 16
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m actually making a quilt for people to sign. I love the idea of it being something I will look at every day. 

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