(Closed) Would you notice if there was no guestbook?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: As a guest, what's your take on the guestbook?
    I seek it out and enjoy writing in it : (8 votes)
    5 %
    I write in it if I happen upon it, but otherwise wouldn't remember it : (59 votes)
    39 %
    I actually avoid it : (14 votes)
    9 %
    I like to write a longer, more thoughtful, personal note : (3 votes)
    2 %
    I like to write something funny/witty : (10 votes)
    7 %
    I just sign my name and move on : (42 votes)
    28 %
    I prefer creative options where I don't have to write as much (like a signed thumb print) : (13 votes)
    9 %
    I have another very strong opinion that I will share below : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i don’t like signing guest books. too much pressure to write something meaningful. if i can, i just have whoever i’m with sign my name to what they said, unless it’s a close friend or family member of mine then i have to.

    we did a photobook of our whole relationship for our guestbook, and i think that’s the only way i’d ever keep it. it’s small so it’s easy to store, and now i finally have all of the pictures of us all in one place. i am glad that we did it, people said some really great things.

    Post # 5
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Okay, I am sentimental, so I do enjoy writing in the guest book. At the very least, signing my name. Because I want my dear friends/family whose wedding I’m attending to be able to look back on who was there to celebrate with them.

    That said, if someone didn’t have a guestbook, I wouldn’t be heartbroken because I can just write in the card I give along with the wedding present anyway.

    Post # 6
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wouldn’t notice!  In fact, I was at a wedding recently, never signed anything.  I have no idea if they had one or not.  Oops!

    Post # 7
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i don’t have many good pictures because no pro pics yet, but here’s one. i made it on blurb or one of those websites. i’ve been to weddings where they the photobooth gives off two strips of photos, one for the bride and groom to keep and one for the people taking the picture. they have gluesticks or photocorners so you can put the pictures for you in the guestbook and sign it right then. i thought it was really cute, and i’d definitely want to keep those fun pictures of my guests.

    Sign in Table

    Post # 8
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    i’d probably notice, but it wouldn’t bother me if there wasn’t one. i like writing, but there’s never enough time to think of something meaningful when you’re in a line at the signing table. so next wedding i go to im going to think of what to write before hand!

    but i must say, video guestbooks i avoid like the plague. impromptu speeches…*shudder*

    Post # 9
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    guestbooks come in handy when endin out thank-you’s there doesn’t have to be a guestbook that allows for a bunch of sappy writing but at least some way of knowing all the guest that show up

    Post # 10
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I definitely wouldn’t remember or notice if you didn’t have a guest book. We did the framed tree that everyone could sign and have it hanging in our dining room right now, and I do still look at it! I’m a sentimental sap though and love seeing who was at our wedding. BUT, if someone else didn’t have one, I wouldn’t notice. I think b/c I never know what to write in them except for something generic.

    Post # 11
    581 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    If I there is one I signed it but if there isn’t one I don’t notice. Not having one, waste of budget for me!

    Post # 12
    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I rarely ever bother with a guest book and don’t think I would notice or care if one wasn’t at a wedding.  I’m pretty sure we aren’t using one for ours.

    Post # 13
    257 posts
    Helper bee

    I wouldn’t because who ever I sent an inviation to will be there and if not, then I don’t have to worry about them. I think it’s a waste of money. We already have their address so what good is it?


    Post # 14
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Well, so glad this poll existed. Convinced me not to bother with a guestbook!

    Post # 15
    695 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have never noticed a guest book unless I had to take a photo for it and put it in the book with a note. Otherwise, I usually only notice them if there’s a big line to write in them, and I really hate waiting in line, so I usually run the other way 🙂

    Post # 16
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am indifferent about signing guestbooks and was having this same discussion with myself about whether to have one. I ended up finding one in the clearance section of TJ Maxx. It’s just a white guestbook from the Brides line at Michaels. I’ll probably put it out to appease the older generation, but I also won’t feel too bad if it doesn’t get used since it only cost me $4.99.



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