Wedding Guest Book

You normally come across guest books at the entrance of historical buildings such as museums, galleries and stately homes, however, more brides and grooms are choosing to have them at their wedding.

The question is should you have a guest book?

Most people have a photographer who provides graphical images of the day, and you might possibly have a videographer, who offers moving images along with sound.  However the guest book can offer you, the bride and groom, a written record of your wedding day, through the thoughts of your guests.

The disadvantage though, is this is yet one more thing that the bride and groom have to organise, but with plenty of forward planning, it doesn't have to be a chore.

There are two ways in which guests could be asked to sign your guest book; one way is to allocate one of your family or friends with the responsibility of taking it around to all the guests. However this might be a tall order and weigh on the shoulders of whoever is given the task. They also don't get an opportunity to relax and enjoy your wedding day.

Low Pressure Method

Perhaps a better solution would be to place the guest book at the bar (a place all guests are sure to visit). The Toastmaster or one of your Ushers could gently encourage all guests to write a few lines in your guest book after the wedding speeches. This way no one is burdened with the responsibility of ensuring the book is signed and guests aren't pressurised into thinking of something to say on the spot.

If you have a more flexible budget then perhaps you might consider a modern alternative to the guest book known as the Video Booth >>. This allows your guests to record a short video diary.

Whatever you decide remember there are no hard and fast rules to whether you have a guest book or video booth, but they do prove you with another perspective in which to remember your wedding day.