Having a guest book for your guests to sign at your wedding reception, anniversary party, shower, or other important event creates a meaningful keepsake of the day, and provides a permanent record of those who were with you at your special occasion. Guest books are usually displayed on a table near the entrance so people can sign when they come in. One of your attendants can be assigned to greet guests as they arrive, direct them to sign the guest book, and distribute place cards, if needed. This is a nice thing to assign to a younger relative who might not otherwise be included in the wedding.
Guest books come in a variety of styles and sizes, with room for different numbers of guest signatures depending on the particular guest book, as detailed in the descriptions of the individual guest books. Some guest books are spiral-bound, which allows them to lay flat when open.