Post # 1
I am using the one below as example as I came across some wishing trees today. Fiance thinks the turn out rate will be low as a lot of guests will be afraid to get their hands dirty. (I suggested to provide wipes or sth on the side but he still thinks people won’t use it)
So for those who went to wedding/had this in wedding…how was the turn out rate?
Post # 3
I can’t speak from experience, but I personally love the idea. I would suggest having your bridal party or family “sign” it before the recpetion, that way others can see what you are going for!
Post # 4
I think it really helps if you have an attendant to explain and encourage guests. At a recent wedding, this was in the church lobby and gave guests something to do before the ceremony. At the reception, with people milling and getting their seats and food, it might be missed.
Post # 5
I really like the idea. A cousin of mine did this at her wedding a couple of years ago.
Post # 6
I’m planning to do one. I think I’m going to put it in the foyer of the church for when people walk in…also, other people have just suggested providing baby wipes for guests fingers
Post # 7
Yes! We did this, and it came out great!
Post # 8
I would only sign it if there were hand wipes right there. Otherwise I would worry about getting ink on my face or my clothes or my clutch.
Post # 9
I agree with @Zusie: – I’d do it if there were something right there to wash my hands off immediately. Otherwise I’d probably skip it!
It is very cute though!
Post # 10
Ohhh that’s not the kind of wish tree we’re doing 🙂 We’re having people write us little notes and then hang them on this wish tree thing our wedding planner is providing!
Post # 11
Oh I forgot to add that we also had wipes for our guests, and they really appreciated that!
Post # 12
We’re planning on having a thumbprint tree as a guestbook 🙂
Post # 13
We did a variation = no thumbprints, just sign a leaf. By the end of the evening, the tree was pretty full of signatures! Darling Husband and I signed the pink birds.
Post # 14
@bluewolverine: that’s a good idea…
I am thinking either I will “pre-stamp” the leaves myself or have something pre-made…then the guests won’t have to mess up their fingers…
Post # 15
The turn out on ours was great. I think the only people who didn’t do it were my aunt and uncle, and they’re kinda party poopers anyway, lol. We have ours hanging in our bedroom and it’s fun to remember and read the names.
We also did a wishing tree where you could hang slips of paper with notes on them for us and that was fun as well but fewer people did that I think. It’s hard to tell since some did it as couples, some did more than one, etc. It was super fun to read them all though–it certainly wasn’t ignored!