(Closed) Tree Sappling Favors!

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I did saplings as a bridal shower favor for my cousins wedding.

I got them from the Arbor Day Foundation (so much nicer to support a good cause than a big company).  They came in a clear plastic tube ($3 a piece), but you can get them without the tube too (for $2 a piece).  I tied a ribbon with a small note to them to dress them up.  They came out lovely.

Lots of friends and family have them growing now, 6 years later!

Here’s the link to the Arbor Day Foundation:

http://www.arborday.org/Shopping/GiftTrees/step1.cfm

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My friend got married in a loft in Brooklyn. I guess to make up for the industrial feel of the location they gave out saplings. I rent an apartment and so do most of our friends that had gone to the wedding so unless someone was creative and planted it in a bucket it didn’t get planted.  I know mine, my sisters and a couple of others had died (same problem, no where to plant).  One of our other friends just got married out in a barn on the East end of Long Island and gave out preserves she had canned herself.  You may not be into preserving but that was a “themed” favor.  She had dressed up the jars with pieces of gingham fabric and cord.  Hope this helps.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I think that’s a lovely idea, maybe if you’re worried that people won’t plant it choose something that isn’t very big, maybe more like a plant…

Post # 7
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Honey bee

Sounds like a great idea. People can put them in a regular flower pot until they’re too big for that (which won’t be at least a couple yrs if not more) regardless of where they live. You can take home and plant any leftovers yourselves.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love the idea – we considered doing this for our Idaho reception, but then decided against it since we have SO many OOT guests that probably would just leave the tree behind. We made homemade jam instead, but I still love the tree idea, esp for a farm-style wedding like yours.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I love this idea. If we weren’t having so many guests (250) I’d totally do it, but finding a spot for 250 saplings in our venue just isn’t practical!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

I love this idea….bookmarking the arbor foundation website.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The OOT guest thing is a factor that you should consider.  We just ended up making a donation. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am doing a tree/woodland theme as well and plan on using seedlings as favors for my guests. Does anyone know where I can find seedlings with a more reasonable price?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I haven’t been able to find anyone that will ship seedlings after March. I’d rather not use Arbor Day Foundation as they’re out of my budget. Will Weyerhaeuser? I emailed them, but haven’t heard back yet.  Thanks.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that’s a great idea! I would totally do that if we had a more rustic theme to our wedding!

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