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Guestbook: Yea or Nay?

Maggie, on October 30, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 77
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Will you have a guestbook out at your wedding reception for your guests to sign? Or are you skipping this tradition?

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  • HayMrsO
    Master October 2018
    HayMrsO ·
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    Not a traditional guestbook, but we had bottles of wine for people to sign. We have one to open on each of the following anniversaries 1st, 3rd, 5th & 10th and then a Jeroboam to open at some point after that!

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    We did a globe. It was perfect. We got some funny comments and we loved it.

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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    I'd like to do one! I think it would be really special to look back on who was at the wedding and what kind of words of advice or anything they had to say to us. Smiley laugh
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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    I haven't put a lot of thought into a guest book yet. Since I never sign them at weddings myself, I'm leaning towards not having one.
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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    Yes and now it will collect dust, we could have skipped this.

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  • Across The Stars
    Devoted October 2019
    Across The Stars ·
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    We'll do something simple
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  • Nicole
    Expert November 2018
    Nicole ·
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    We're going to have a photobooth guestbook!

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  • Britt Brat
    Expert May 2019
    Britt Brat ·
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    We aren't doing the traditional basic book.. We are trying to find unique 'guestbooks'. We saw one on Pinterest, it was a globe but it was redesigned and it was gorgeous. Probably going to do that!

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  • BrandiWeds18
    VIP May 2019
    BrandiWeds18 ·
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    Nope, i've had guestbooks for other occasions and they all sit on a random shelf or in a box. Many people never even actually fill it out. I think the alternative guestbooks are cool that people can hang in their house but i know i dont want to hang anything like that in my house. So i chose to have a photobooth that will create a photo album of photos for me which will create a memory for me and a take home favor for the guest.

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    We had a canvas as our guestbook for guests to sign. I love looking at it and seeing everyone's names on it.

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  • Ginsteeca
    Expert June 2019
    Ginsteeca ·
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    I didn't really care until I found the perfect scrapbook album for it. I will put our engagement photos inside and have guests sign that.
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  • Maggie
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    Maggie ·
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    That's so cool, Jen!! Was there any particular design on the canvas for your guests to sign around or on?

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  • Erika
    Expert April 2019
    Erika ·
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    IDK. Does anyone actually look at those after the fact

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    That could be super neat, Brittany!! Do you and your FS like to travel?

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  • M
    Devoted October 2019
    Melodie ·
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    Not sure -- I don't think I care too much either way about this.

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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    It was a tree so the guests signed the leaves.

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  • Britt Brat
    Expert May 2019
    Britt Brat ·
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    We do! On Pinterest it looked like someone spray painted the globe gold and then had stencils of the different countries and kind of remade the globe and people signed where they had traveled to and etc. I thought it was really neat!

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  • Mrs.Sanok
    VIP September 2018
    Mrs.Sanok ·
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    We had a guest book sign that is now hanging on our wall! I love it and when I look at it just makes me so happy and smile!

    I don't have any pro pictures of it yet! But this is just before our wedding!

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  • Futuremrs.lord
    Dedicated June 2022
    Futuremrs.lord ·
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    We will be doing one! Even if it collects dust, it will be fun to look back on. Smiley smile

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  • Ashley
    VIP December 2018
    Ashley ·
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    Not a book, it would never get looked at again. We're having everyone sign an Christmas ornament instead!

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