Wedding Guestbook Advice

The Wedding Guestbook

How to set up your wedding guestbook table

Your wedding guestbook table will often be the first thing your guests will see when they enter your ceremony or reception space. If your wedding ceremony is not in a church or other spacious indoor location, the most likely spot for your wedding guestbook table will be in the foyer or entrance to your reception space.

To make your wedding guestbook noticeable, try to set it on its own table, apart from the escort cards. This makes your wedding guestbook stand out and also allows several people to crowd around it at once. This also makes sure that any stray elbows don’t knock down the seating chart or something filled with water or on fire. That being said, try not to set anything filled with water (such as a vase) or anything on fire (such as a candle display) anywhere near your wedding guestbook. The wedding guestbook is the one token you will carry with you for the rest of your life that is filled with the well-wishes of your closest friends and family. Don’t set it on fire.

Be sure to set several pens beside your wedding guestbook. If there aren’t enough writing utensils (and too many people), guests may opt to skip your wedding guestbook as they enter and come back later. This often leads to forgetfulness and a wedding guestbook void of the wise words of your great aunt Bess.