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Card box vs. Guest book

Im not sure what the actual point of these are other than to have a box of cards from people that you more than likely will never look at again. I would love to have the memories but im not sure what would be better? is it more modern to have a box or a book? I like the box idea its adds privacy to what people write since i wouldnt want someone to feel they need to out-word someone with something better and cooler or funnier to say.

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    They are 2 entirely different things.

    We had both. While we received some gifts, the majority of our guests gave us cards with checks or cash in them. The card box was a place they could safely drop their cards down into without them being all over the gift table at the reception and chance having one getting lost or misplaced.

    As for the guest book, typically it is available at the church or ceremony site. However, our church did not permit them, so we had it available as soon as our guest entered the reception. They could sign the guest book and then pick up their place cards.
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    Thank you Bree and Missy...they don't have anything to do with each other.

    The guest book is to get addresses for thank you cards that you'll send to your guests after the ceremony...and the card cage is to receive cards and money at the wedding from your guests.

    Its not an 'either/or' situation.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_card-box-vs-guest-book?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:3fedcc63-8f74-4594-a15d-c2725d1e285aPost:cfc25fd6-9838-4a79-8416-5cbf818d34dc">Re: Card box vs. Guest book</a>:
    [QUOTE]I'm with Missy.  A card box is used to keep cards that guests bring as gifts.  A guest book is for signing.  They have nothing to do with one another.
    Posted by bree4305[/QUOTE]

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    </div><div>I did not vote.  Ditto this.</div>
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    i get it now! I will be doing it at a country club so i wont have a rule about not having a book. i never knew about a box till i saw a post of one girls that she made.

    I am going unique guest book hunting before work then!
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    wow i feel really lost as a bride at this point. Are these things im just supposed to know? also i have questions about jewelry and appearance of me and my BMs. Am i allowed to request that people look at that post or is there a rule about it? 

    if there is im sorry

    if not:


    If the point hasnt gotten across yet, Im not a girlie girl so I know nothing of how to put together a good appearance

    Once again thanks everyone
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_card-box-vs-guest-book?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:3fedcc63-8f74-4594-a15d-c2725d1e285aPost:0b51caaa-4274-4810-a27c-bc92d18e6fdf">Re: Card box vs. Guest book</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thank you Bree and Missy...they don't have anything to do with each other. <strong>The guest book is to get addresses for thank you cards that you'll send to your guests after the ceremony</strong>...and the card cage is to receive cards and money at the wedding from your guests. Its not an 'either/or' situation. S and CJ
    Posted by needle&thread[/QUOTE]

    Not so sure about that one.  You should already have the addresses of your guests because you mailed them an invitation, right? The guest book is to write well wishes for the bride and groom.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_card-box-vs-guest-book?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:3fedcc63-8f74-4594-a15d-c2725d1e285aPost:70e97c29-4ec4-4708-9580-f15358d4c58d">Re: Card box vs. Guest book</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Card box vs. Guest book : Not so sure about that one.  You should already have the addresses of your guests because you mailed them an invitation, right? The guest book is to write well wishes for the bride and groom.
    Posted by Hellokatie0517[/QUOTE]

    <div>Ditto this.  I had all the addresses I needed for thank you cards as I had already sent those folks invitations.  As such, we didn't use a guest book.  We set out a picture frame mat with metallic felt pens.  It came out great, but I'm so bad, it's been a year since the wedding and I haven't framed it yet.</div>
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_card-box-vs-guest-book?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:14Discussion:3fedcc63-8f74-4594-a15d-c2725d1e285aPost:70e97c29-4ec4-4708-9580-f15358d4c58d">Re: Card box vs. Guest book</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Card box vs. Guest book : Not so sure about that one.  You should already have the addresses of your guests because you mailed them an invitation, right? The guest book is to write well wishes for the bride and groom.
    Posted by Hellokatie0517[/QUOTE]

    Well frankly that may not be the case. Maybe one of your guests that you had the address for, included a friend for which you had no address?  So then, you wouldn't necessarily have +1's address.  So when they bring a gift, they can also sign the book; you will be able to send them a 'thank you' card.

    The guest book has lines in it for names, addresses and telephone numbers...no space for well wishes...thats why your videographer comes to the table with the camera and the microphone and asks you to give well wishes to the bride and groom, verbally.  Now you can purchase a signage picture frame with a border wide enough for well wishes to be written...they come in very large sizes...18 x 22, 20 x 24...etc.  Or even go to the craft store and purchase a small 'well' and have pretty flowered paper for writing placed next to it...even have pens with your names and wedding date on it! 

    Just a thought...

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_chit-chat_card-box-vs-guest-book?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:14Discussion:3fedcc63-8f74-4594-a15d-c2725d1e285aPost:1392ab93-9138-455c-bd51-9848334e3f5b">Re: Card box vs. Guest book</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Card box vs. Guest book : Well frankly that may not be the case. Maybe one of your guests that you had the address for, included a friend for which you had no address?  So then, you wouldn't necessarily have +1's address.  So when they bring a gift, they can also sign the book; you will be able to send them a 'thank you' card. The guest book has lines in it for names, addresses and telephone numbers...no space for well wishes...thats why your videographer comes to the table with the camera and the microphone and asks you to give well wishes to the bride and groom, verbally.  Now you can purchase a signage picture frame with a border wide enough for well wishes to be written...they come in very large sizes...18 x 22, 20 x 24...etc.  Or even go to the craft store and purchase a small 'well' and have pretty flowered paper for writing placed next to it...even have pens with your names and wedding date on it!  Just a thought... S and CJ
    Posted by needle&thread[/QUOTE]

    I think you're thinking of an address book.  Maybe you were given one as a shower gift that guests filled out their adresses in beforehand to make your shower thank you's easier?  There was a post discussing this the other night. 
    I sell wedding guestbooks at my work and no, they don't have space for address and phone number, just lined pages for guests to sign their name and, if they want, jot a brief message to the bride and groom.  It's basically for guests to acknowledge their presence, a "we were here" as it were. 

    Also, what about couples who don't hire a videographer?  Don't their guests get to wish them well?
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