Anyone have or make a Wishing Tree at their wedding?

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

No wishing tree, but I am making a photo tree for my daughters wedding.  I will post a pic as soon as I get it closer to finished.  I love any kind of tree when they look whimsical!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

@cmoest:  Instead of a guest book, my sister had a tree that guests pinned notes to.  They wrote quotes, advice, well wishes, etc. on pretty paper and attached them to the pretty, silver tree.  It was visually attractive and guests liked it a lot.  I didn’t care for it myself, but others seemed to like it. It’s just not my style.  I like things a bit more elegant.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cmoest:  I had a wishing tree and my guests loved it!

I used a branch from our lilac bush and put it into a weighted antique water pitcher.

We used ivory/cream business cards and printed a design on them for the tags. We then punched holes in them and used a shimmery ribbon to hang them with.

To decorate the branch We got little white roses with gems in them and small blue gems. Both of these items were by the bouquet supply area at Hobby Lobby. We also strung some pearls in branches for added drama.

 

Here is how our setup looked! If you have any questions let me know!

 

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Posting to follow because I love this idea!!! … time to go to pinterest…

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love this idea and considered a similar one for our wedding (finger print tree) but didn’t end up going ahead with it. I just didn’t know if I’d hang it on my wall forever and a day and ultimately it would wind up in the bin. 

 

But the wishing tree looks so beautiful!! Kinda want one for my wedding now but it’s a bit late in the game!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@cmoest:  Thank you! I got the pearls from Holly Lobby by the fabric.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

love this– I kinda wanna do it. you guys think it would be too much if I have this along with a traditional guest book and a finger print tree painting?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@bella731:  I would pick the fingerprint tree OR the wishing tree. If you pick both I think your guests may be overwhelmed and it may cause quite the bottle neck when people are coming into the reception.

 

@cmoest: 

I forgot to add that there were more cards on my tree by the end of the night. We had 90 guests so it filled up perfectly!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

@cmoest:  We read them the morning after before our gift opening. It was really sweet to see what everybody wrote. There were little tidbits of advice (don’t go to bed mad) bible verses and just the usual congratulations on your special day.

I am currently working on a wedding scrap book that has my bridal shower announcement, a copy of our invites, a copy of my bridal shower/bachelorette party invite, our wedding program and our wishing tree cards.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@bella731:  I’m debating the same exact thing! I had planned on the thumbprint tree until I saw this post. The wishing tree is so pretty! But, I like the fact that we can use the thumbprint tree at home, by hanging and framing it. Decisions!! 🙂

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