Expert October 2020

Guest Book Alternatives

Soon2BSmith, on August 4, 2020 at 7:49 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 8

Hey everyone,

Can someone give me a few ideas on guest book alternatives to keep guest from touching and sharing things like pens or from gathering close together in one spot?

Thank You


Latest activity by Lauren, on August 7, 2020 at 10:22 AM
  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    I have no idea if something like this actually exists... but maybe there’s a “digital guestbook“. Possibly you could have a QR code at your wedding that guests scan and It takes them to a site where they’re able to type a note or upload a picture/video, etc. Just an idea. But who knows... these days everything exists! 🤷🏽‍♀️
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    Pp has a wonderful idea~

    the other thing i was going to suggest is a polaroid guest book - someone can be stationed at your guest sign in table where they take the photo of your guest and stick it into a book. that way you're avoiding multiple people touching the same thing:

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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    Have a card and pen at each seat if you don't want them to share.
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  • VIP August 2020
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    I saw something really cute on here the other day. you could put the hearts or other shapes on each table and put the whole thing together after the wedding. If you wanted to do a more traditional guestbook, you could provide a ton of pens near it and instruct people to keep the pen they use, which solves the pen touching issue. You could also put a bottle of hand sanitizer next to the guestbook and ask people to sanitize their hands before touching it, which reduces the risk of multiple people touching it with unclean hands. Another way to do this would be to get a scrapbook-style guestbook with removable pages and put a few pages on each table and a pen at each seat or every other seat of you have mostly couples. Then you could put that together after the wedding. I also want to point out that the main risks here are from people breathing on/near each other, not from surface contamination. For example, there have been no known cases transmitted through food or food packaging in the entire world. The most important thing you can do to keep people safe around the guestbook is to prevent a line of people from forming around it (other than maybe making them wear masks).
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  • Amber
    Beginner August 2020
    Amber ·
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    I’m doing a Jenga guest book that comes in a cute wooden box. I’m going to have a few pens at each table. My tables are separated by household members or others who have been in close contact. Each seat will have a Jenga piece to be signed. When they’re are done, they just have to drop it in the box/at a table. I think this way everyone can sign, one household member can even drop off all the pieces and then there’s no crowding around one object or sharing of things that aren’t necessary.
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  • Kerin
    Super February 2021
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    Im using this...thought I would put the card and a pen at each seat...Guest Book Alternatives 1

    Guest Book Alternatives 2
    Then we can collect them off the table before we leave.
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  • Soon2BSmith
    Expert October 2020
    Soon2BSmith ·
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    Thanks everyone for such good ideas!
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  • Lauren
    Savvy September 2020
    Lauren ·
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    That book is super cute! We are big into wine so thinking of doing a large wine bottle for everyone to sign. I did not even think about the sanitary stuff with touching pens. I may even put out sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer.

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