When do guests sign the guestbook?
The rule of thumb, is when it feels right for you and your wedding arrangements!
The most important thing is though, is that it does get signed as it will be a very special record of your precious day (along with your memories and photographs of course!).
Here are five helpful hints to think about to help you decide: Firstly, what have you chosen as your guestbook? For example, If you are using an Instax photo guestbook, ideally guests sign the book at the same time they stick their photographs into the book. If you are doing this during the reception, cocktail hour or when the dancing begins then that would be the best time to do it all in one go.
- If you use the anytime’ option, be sure to announce it and make someone responsible for it. You can read more on this here
- If you are having a very formal occasion where you have announcements made throughout the day to inform your guests as to what is taking place next. You could always incorporate a formal book signing. Those who are unsure of what to write could always wait last in line. Nothing like a little pressure to get those thoughts flowing!
- Having your wedding guestbook by the entrance of the reception not only looks classy and welcoming but is a great time to capture your guests best wishes as they arrive.
- You could always have your guests sign the book at the ceremony if there is going to be any significant gap (signing the register, photographs that don’t involve the guests). Then have someone move the guestbook to the reception area and guests can continue to sign it through the evening. So we come back to the beginning where you decide what will suit your timeframe and based on what kind of book you decide to use.
Have fun and enjoy looking back on your special day with your wedding guestbook.