Pens for wedding guestbook ?

Having already spent arms and legs for my daughter's upcoming wedding reception, might there be any recommendations for economical but nice-looking pens for guest book sign-in? Gel ink and/or rollerball is preferred for boldness and readability. We need two identical and believe it or not, we don't have two alike of anything suitable. Thanks !

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A question about priorities -

Do you want a pen that looks spiffy or that writes comfortably ?
My personal feeling would be to have a pen that writes good. I had a cheezy ballboint stuck on a ostrich plume at mine.

Depending on the sort of folks who will be there, an assortment of colored gel pens or fine-point Sharpies might be interesting.
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)


Probably both decent looking and clear writing, hence my preference for gel and/or rollerball. I hate most ballpoints. Looks like pencil lead writing. I think we'd like to avoid the plumes too. :-) And only need two, but identical.

Conservative looking gel pens

I’ve found Uni-Ball gel pens to be dependable.

The Uniball Signo Premier Pens are only $9 each at Jet Pens and they look very spiffy with their polished barrels (metallic blue, gold or silver).


Long answer to a short question

If it were me, I'd buy 2 Sensa Gel Ball pens in silver (link is for a different color)


They were originally $40, but discontinued, so you can get them for under $10 on ebay. See the pens'n'more link above.
Call the number and ask for Ryan, he can sell them to you for $9/each. Make sure you get ones that take the GEL though and not the ballpoint - they are two sizes. The gel refills are the parker gel, available locally in office stores and also at Levenger:|Level=2-3|PageID=898. The regular ballpoints take Fisher space pen refills, I don't like those as much, and it won't suit your requirement of rollerball/bold.

These are beautiful, incredibly well writing pens. I bought one and loved it so much I literally bought a dozen in various colors plus a half a dozen stuck in a closet as future gifts (plus a few fountain pens).

Pilot Dr. Grip Gel

It's even available in a white-silver finish that should be pretty appropriate for bridal events.

Available at Target for not a lot of cash. Uses the famous and beloved Pilot G-2 refill, so you know it's good stuff. May be packaged/labeled as the Dr. Grip Ltd.

Be sure you get the Gel model, as opposed to any of the others. There's a very similar ballpoint, and who wants ballpoints?

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The winner is...

Thanks for the replies everyone. We settled on the Uniball Deluxe in gold:,3,5

Some will say 'Oh', some will say 'Eww' but they work for us. Ink permanence is a big plus, and we felt it less likely a capped pen would walk away. :-)