Post # 1
I need your help…I am a wedding photographer and saw a couple have a thumbprint tree at their wedding reception a few years ago. So now that it’s my turn to get married (Dec 6, 2014 bride!!!) I decided that I’m going to have a thumbprint tree in place of a guest book. My question for y’all is how messy do you think it would be if I had my guests use snowflake stamps instead of doing thumbprints? I was thinking of using 2 different colors, light blue and dark blue. Would I be crazy setting up 2 plates, each containing identical snowflake stamps but a different color ink pad on each plate (so on one plate have a light blue ink pad with snow flake stamp a, b, c and on a 2nd plate have a dark blue ink pad with stamp a, b, c)? I would love to avoid getting a dark blue snowflake stamped into the light blue ink pad. Does that make sense? Or should I just stick with the thumbprints? I want to use the snowflake stamps because our wedding invitation contains this image: 5686459-winter-tree-snowflakes-christmas-holiday.jpg So by using these snowflake stamps I can have it tied into our wedding invitations.
Post # 2
djw209: Right now your idea sounds LESS messy than the fingerprint-tree. (But the charme of the fingerprint tree is, that everyone’s individual… you have big thumbs and small thumbs… all with their unique lines)
I guess I don’t really see the point of a snowflake-guestbook, b/c all the prints of the stamps will look identical, won’t they? Or am I missing something? But if you don’t care about the individuality, then it might be quite pretty.
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
Here’s my input…
Trees have leaves… not snowflakes on them. Putting snow flakes on a tree as ‘leaves’ just doesn’t make much sense to me.
What if you had a picture/drawing made of you and your guy in a winter scene with snowflakes around and have people “sign a snowflake”. I guess you could either have them put the snowflakes on themselves (may not turn out pretty?) or just place them yourself and have them sign.
A friend of mine had a guestbook made sort-of like that. There was a tree/branch with character drawings of her and her husband on a swing set that people could add leaves to. (Although to be honest, not many people actually put their leaves ON the tree branch and they’re just ‘wherever’).