Why is it important to have a visitors book?

A visitors book is a book or register where guests or visitors to a particular place, such as a home, office, museum, or event, can record their names, contact information, and sometimes comments about their experience. It serves as a record of who has visited the place and can be used for various purposes, such as security, marketing, or feedback. Visitors books can be physical books or digital registers, and they are often placed in a prominent location where visitors are likely to see and use them.

People and places make memories and nowhere more so than your home. As the years pass by, these books offer a lovely way to remind yourself of who came to your home and when. In addition some guests will also leave funny comments which will be specific to a certain incident or conversation which you will most likely not remember without that little nudge from them.

What to write in a visitors book or guest book?

More often than not you will write your name, address and date of visit. Our books also offer you some space to leave a comment which is usually a highlight of your visit, be it a particular dish your host cooked or a funny incident.

When writing in a guest book, it's important to keep your message brief, polite, and appropriate for the occasion. Here are some ideas on what to write:

  1. Thank the host for their hospitality and express your gratitude for the invitation to their event or home. Example: "Thank you for inviting us into your lovely home. We had a wonderful time."

  2. Comment on the occasion or event and share your thoughts or feelings about it. Example: "The wedding ceremony was beautiful and we're so happy we could share in the celebration."

  3. Compliment the host or the location of the event. Example: "Your garden is stunning! We had a great time exploring it."

  4. Share a memory or moment from the event that stood out to you. Example: "The birthday cake was delicious and we loved singing 'Happy Birthday' with everyone."

  5. Add your well wishes for the future or express your hope to see the host again. Example: "We wish you all the best and hope to catch up with you soon."

Remember to always sign your name so the host knows who wrote the message.

Do you offer a personalised visitors book?

Our guest books are supplied with no personalisation as standard. We do offer matching gold personalisation on the bottom right hand side of the book for up to 20 characters and which can be added as an extra on the product page itself. In the event that you would something more detailed then please add this in the special request section of the product page when ordering.

Condolence Books

What to write in book of condolence and how long should your condolence message be?

Messages of condolence are always a hard thing to write and sometimes keeping them short and to the point is a sensible decision. We think that the key structure should include some context as to how you found out about the bereavement and what your relationship was to the deceased. Then express your feelings; sadness, sympathy, love, happy times shared through a reflection of how that person affected your life. Maybe share an anecdote and then offer your support in the bereaved family's moment of need.

Here are some ideas on what to write:

  1. Express your condolences and offer support. Example: "I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time."

  2. Share a memory or moment you shared with the deceased. Example: "I'll always remember the way they could make everyone laugh. They will be missed by so many."

  3. Offer words of comfort and hope. Example: "May your memories of your loved one bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time."

  4. Share a favorite quote or verse that relates to the situation. Example: "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear."

  5. Keep your message simple and heartfelt. Example: "Sending love and strength to you and your family during this time of loss."

Remember to always sign your name so that the family knows who wrote the message.

Is a book of condolence the same thing as a book of remembrance?

No, a book of condolence is not the same thing as a book of remembrance, although they can be similar in some ways.

A book of condolence is a book or register where people can write messages of sympathy and support to the family and friends of someone who has passed away. It's often used during the period of mourning, usually shortly after the person has passed away, and may be present at a funeral or wake.

On the other hand, a book of remembrance is a book or register that serves as a permanent tribute to someone who has passed away. It may contain photographs, personal stories, and other mementos, and is often displayed in a public place, such as a memorial or cemetery. It's designed to be a lasting memorial to the person, and people can visit and add to it over time.

So while both books may be used to remember someone who has passed away, the book of condolence is usually temporary and focused on offering support to the grieving family, while the book of remembrance is intended to be a permanent tribute to the person's life and legacy.

What size are your funeral memory books and can they be personalised?

Our books are all A4 as we believe that most guests attending will leave more than one line comments, so providing as much space as possible is important. Our books can be personalised on the cover in the bottom right hand corner. If you would like more detailed personalisation then do please request this on the product page prior to completing your purchase.

Guest Books for a Wedding:

Currently we only offer the one wedding guest book, which is made using a buckram cover allowing for easy cleaning of those inevitable spills which occur all too frequently. The Book comes with blank pages on the inside and protective chrome cornering.

Do you offer a personalised wedding guest book?

Yes, the cover can be personalised in two ways; either we start with a blank cover, so without the words “Our Wedding” and then personalise it with more specific words for you or we leave the front cover with the “Our Wedding” and then apply your names or initials in the bottom right hand corner. We offer the personalisation in gold only.

what to write in a wedding guest book?

When writing in a wedding guest book, it's important to keep your message thoughtful, heartfelt, and appropriate for the occasion. Here are some ideas on what to write:

  1. Congratulate the newlyweds on their marriage. Example: "Congratulations on your wedding! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness."

  2. Share a memory or moment from the wedding or your relationship with the couple. Example: "Seeing you exchange vows brought tears to my eyes. It's been amazing to see your love grow over the years."

  3. Compliment the wedding venue, decorations, or overall atmosphere. Example: "The venue was absolutely beautiful, and the decorations were stunning. You both have great taste!"

  4. Offer advice or well wishes for the couple's future together. Example: "Always remember to communicate and support each other. I can't wait to see what the future holds for you two."

  5. Sign your name and add a personal message if desired. Example: "Love always, [Your Name]. P.S. The cake was delicious!"

Remember to keep your message positive, and avoid bringing up any negative or controversial topics.


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