(Closed) Trees as favors

posted 7 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can’t imagine what I’d do with a tree if I recieved one. I live in a condo without a yard. Even if I lived in a house it sounds like a lot of trouble to take a tree home and plant it. Sorry to be down on a cute favor idea – it sounds great, I’m just not sure it’s practical. As far as symbolism it would be wonderful to plant a tree somewhere (your house, a park, ??).

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I love the idea of tree saplings! Unfortunately, I think you’ll end up wasting your money. How about forgoing physical favors and having a tree planted in each guests name?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I like Laylabelle’s idea better. Can’t you donate to have trees planted in Israel?

I got a tree at my FI’s cousins wedding, they were smart about it, giving one per couple. But, it sat on my deck for a about a month and eventually died because I’m pretty lazy. I liked the idea, but it’s not very practical for everyone. Maybe have a favor table with some saplings and some alternative favor for the people who won’t plant a tree.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had the same idea about the trees since our second “wedding” celebration is going to be an eco-friendly themed one; so we opted to give our guests herbal plants which will be placed in a cute pot with a ribbon surrounding it and a label/tag that will read “thanks for sharing our joy” Our families are really into nature/plants so we’re sure this favor will be well-received by them.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my brother did that and it was a great gift.. we all really like it alot!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s a cool idea, but also agree that I would have no clue what to do with it.  I live in an apartment, so I have no yard.  My parent’s yard is full of plants and they wouldn’t have room for a sapling.

How about what one of the girls mentioned above, potted herbs?  I think more people could make use out of that.  Or, plantable paper?  My friend did that as her wedding favor and it was very easy to plant in a pot and it was kind of fun to watch it sprout.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What if y’all had a card on each reception table letting the guests know that you had a tree planted in honor of your wedding.  You could do a different kind of tree for each table and that could also work as your table numbering system.  You know like you are seated at table oak or table pine or table red wood.  It’s sweet that your FI is really into helping you!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was actually going to do this myself until I realized half of my FI family wouldn’t have any where to plant them.  I still think its a good idea but maybe only buy a select number of seedlings and have them on a separate table.  Or maybe you could do both plants and trees.

I would check any local tree farms if you have any in your area for prices.  There is also a site called the green world project that has them.

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