My fiancé and I will be taking our engagement photos in Maple Leafs jerseys (our favourite team). We will then be having the guests sign them at the wedding as our guest book. However, we also love the idea of a photo book where guests use the instax camera and write a little note. Has anyone had two guestbooks if you want to call them that? I don’t want one to be used more than the other or to have people feel like they have too many things to sign. Thoughts? Experiences ?
From a guest perspective, every time a couple has a guest book, the lineup to get into the reception/cocktail hour takes FOREVER.
Your lineup time is already doubled if they're signing 2 jerseys. Just something to think about when considering your guest's experience.
I've never seen two guestbooks being done personally. The only issues I see with it are - people using one more than the other, and people holding up other guests in line by signing both. It may cause people to say "ill come sign the guest books later" who then end up forgetting and don't sign it.
Is there anyway to combine the two? Have the photo of you two on one side, guests take picture and put it on the other side and sign either page. My friend did the photo one and people went in the pictures in groups, and all signed around the photo. It was a scrapbook size, there was lots of room for everyone to sign on one page.
I think it is fine to go ahead and have the 2. The worst is someone only signs one. I dont think there is a right and wrong way to begin with. So go for it and enjoy.
I think where the two ideas are so different you can totally have two. I like the seating chart swap for photos idea, especially since it will give people something to do during cocktail hour and the other guestbook could be later.
We're going to have a friend manning the guestbook table so that everyone knows what they're supposed to do since ours isn't as simple as signing something. So if you have someone that would be comfortable to do that for you then it'd be worth asking to make sure one "guestbook" doesn't get neglected over the other.
Hmmmm, what about if you made the picture one into how they find their table number? That way they know for sure that it's two separate things? Like have a little sign saying that your jerseys as your guest book - and then at a different table have something like this: