When you plan your list of bridal accessories, you need to remember the guest book.
The guest book is placed out at the wedding and at the reception so as your guests can sign their names as being a part of your special day. The guest book is special remembrance for the bride and grooms to see who all shared in the special day. The guest book is usually placed right outside the church doors in the back of the church where there is a table. Your guests can then sign their names as they enter or as they leave your ceremony.
At the reception, the guest book is placed on a table close to the card box and the gift table. This way your guests can sign the book as they enter. Remember, not all guests can make the wedding, therefore, the book needs to be placed where reception guests can sign as well. The guest books are found under bridal accessories online and in your local bridal shops as well. You will have many different designs and styles to choose from when you need to find that perfect guest book.
Besides the traditional white satin covered guest books, people have also started designing their own books. If you are having a themed wedding such as a tropical theme, you might want to create a book of your own that matches your theme. You can buy a plain cover book and add palm trees, seashells, or tropical flowers to the front cover. You might even go through the book and add a little decal or stamp a design on every page to highlight your themed wedding. Many brides have taken over the guest book and designs because they want something more personal than the traditional guest books.
Bridal accessories are an important part of the wedding and brides want everything to be just right. Many of the guest books come with a matching pen, which usually sits in a holder attached to the book. These pens are designed in many different ways. You might have a standard looking pen or a pen with a feather topper. Some of the pens come with ribbons, beads, pearls and small bouquets as well. The guest book sets are a great way to keep track of what gifts were receive and from whom it was received.
As you open you gifts on gift opening day, you can have the maid of honor or someone else, find the name and enter the gift they gave you. This will make sending out thank you cards a little easier as well. The correct spelling of the names will already be listed and you just need to copy the information instead of searching for the name to match. Many bridal accessories are left until the week or so before the wedding. If you buy the book early, you can customize it in any way you want if that is your desire. It is better to do your shopping early than later.