Post # 1
Looking for some opinions and/or suggestions. We are planning on making a coffee table photo book using blurb.com for our guestbook for guests to sign upon entering our reception. I also really wanted to have a wishing tree set up in a seperate area for guests to leave wishes and/or advice for us.
Is this too much? Or should we just word the signs so people know what to write, where. For example, for the guestbook “Please leaveus your name and your first memory of either Mrs., Mr., or both of us!” and for the wishing tree “Leave us a note letting us know that love is…”
Do those work? What do you think? They are too wordy for me, but I’m so not a wordsmith to be able to come up with something catchier. Or should the guestbook be a place for them to leave wishes for the couple?
Post # 3
I think if you want to do both things, you can definitely do that. I do think it’s smart to include some sort of card with instructions, so that people know what your intentions are. I like the idea of giving separate instructions for each thing–so that you don’t get the same message in two different places. If you think people are going to have trouble figuring it out, you can have some sort of guest book attendant or a DOC monitoring and helping out.
Post # 4
Thanks Jessie. What do you think about the wording? Maybe it won’t be a wishing tree as much it is a love tree. I was thinking of making little tags that each say “love is…” on them. As for the blurb guestbook, I was planning on having one of two cousins monitor that table to greet guests and give them pens. I’ll also still have a sign for them.
I’m just not a fan of the whole, write your name and address thing. I may also buy those glow in the dark pens and as people give gifts/envelopes have my attendants write their names on them.
Post # 5
I think it’s fine to do both. Love the idea for the guest book – think the wording for that is fine.
For the tree, however, I don’t like the use of “letting us know what love is” – makes it seem like you don’t know what love is 😉 (even though I get what you are going for). I’d put instructions like: “Love Is ________ (fill in the blank)”. If you want to capitalize on the ‘tree’ aspect, you could preface that by saying something like “Help us continue to grow our love with the following words of advice”…. or, “Help our love continue to grow and bloom with your words of wisdom”….
Hope that helps.
Post # 6
Thanks for that oracle! I think now that I’ve changed it from a wishing tree to a love tree it makes more sense to me now. I really like the wording for the love tree! I never even thought of something like that. Thank you!
Post # 7
We’re doing something similar. We have our guest book and are having a recipe boxes with a sign and cute poem that Mr. EMG wrote up that asks for everyone to leave us a “recipe for love.” He loves to cook and we thought it would be a cute idea and we could read a couple after dinner once a week.