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  |   By Roseanne Dela Rosa

I don’t know about you, but every time I’m asked to sign the guestbook before entering the reception hall, I always find myself at a loss for words—especially if I’m not that close to the couple. So you know what I end up doing?

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Be Our Guest

I always read what others have written and sort of “plagiarize”—if you like to call it—their words. For example, I was at this one wedding where one guest wrote, “Here’s to many more years to come,” and another guest wrote, “You both looked so lovely. Wishing you all the happiness in the world.” And so from those examples I came up with my own, “To the lovely and happy couple. I wish you many more years.” Seriously, it is hard to think on demand sometimes, and it’s even harder when people start waiting for you to finish signing already, which is why I recommend a different approach to signing the guestbook. The Guestbook Store (guestbookstore.com) has these custom autograph books that ask specific questions like “What’s your wedding day advice for the couple?” or “List three great qualities about the bride.” I love that idea! It’s more specific, and you’ll get more honest and genuine answers from your guests aside from the typical, “best wishes!”

This article was originally published on Apr 07, 2009
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