With so many wedding guestbook ideas out there it is easy to find one that suits you and your event. The trick is to make sure that as many people are able to sign it as possible - which sounds easy, but there are some really easy mistakes to make that you should try to avoid where possible!
The Guestbook Table Is Too Hidden
You need to make sure that you place your guestbook in a place that people are able to see it and find it easily. If it is too far out of the way or seems to be hidden then people might not notice it and you're going to miss out on capturing some loved ones. We have a free 'sign my guestbook' printable for you to make use of which could help with this.
A Lack of Pens
People are going to need to sign your book, so you need to make it as easy as possible. As much as you trust people, people will get distracted and walk off with pens in their hand/pocket without noticing. On top of the fact that pens run out of ink, fall on the floor and get broken it really makes sense to ensure that you have as many pens for your guests as possible. If you are using one of our guestbook prints each kits comes with one free archival pen you can but more if you wish or you may choose to have a friend or relative looking after your guestbook table to encourage people to sign, have a bit of fun but leave the pens on the table!
Not Enough Light
Make sure that your guestbook is placed is an area that is well -lit and has plenty of people flowing through it. The bar area or near the entrance are both good choices because all of your guests will need to pass through these areas.
People Not Signing
The last thing you want is guests leaving your wedding reception or party without signing your book, so make it as easy for them as possible to do so! Write a note for your MC / DJ before the day so they can encourage guests on your behalf.
Look Back On It Again and Again
Make sure that you and your loved ones look back on the wedding guestbook often. People have left lovely, heart-felt messages in your guestbook and you really don't want these to be forgotten and go to waste. If you have one of our artisan guest books they are very coffee table worthy and our guestbook prints once framed become an art piece you can look at daily.