Post # 1
We are having a fingerprint tree as our guest book at our wedding this Sunday. As a guest would you participate in this, or would you not want to get ink on your finger? Here is a picture of our wedding tree that we had custom made by an artist. We are providing mosit towelet packages for guest to wipe the ink off their finger.
Post # 3
I did participate in this once as a guest and I didn’t care for it because whatever ink they used was very hard to get off my finger. A lot of guests had green fingers for the night.
Post # 4
I’ve seen them done a couple different times. If there’s a towel or a stack of nice napkins nearby, people are far more likely to do them. At one wedding, there was a fingerprint tree and then people had to gingerly make their way back to their seat to use a napkin. That one wasn’t quite as popular :).
Post # 5
I had one at my wedding and everyone did it, just make sure you have wet wipes for people to use to wipe off the ink.
Post # 6
I would probably do it anyway, but I think it is a great gesture that you are providing moist towelets for everyone.
Post # 7
I sure hope people say yes, because I got one for our wedding too! My mom dismissed the idea at first saying that people wouldn’t it like it but honestly I think it is fun and I am sure enough other people will think the same thing.
Post # 8
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rosehill Community Center
Personally it’s not the ink that would stop me, I just think it is weird to leave my fingerprint to be hung on someone else’s wall! Not that I’m going to go out committing crimes or anything, but it just seems … weird. They can look cool, but I like when they have the same print, but then stick on leaves or something that you can sign. My cousins did this, and it was awesome.
Post # 9
We had one at our wedding! It turned out so wonderful, we have it framed and it’s hanging on our wall. Be sure to get water-based ink and have baby wipes sitting out.
We also tested our ink first to make sure it came off easily. The baby wipes took it right off with no leftover stain. There were no complaints and everyone loved it! They even have baby wipes that come in cute containers. We bought ivory containers with biege flowers on them and were just fine!
Post # 10
I wouldn’t & not becuase of the ink. It just creeps me out that someone would first want my fingerprint and second that they’d have it hung up in their house forever. I’ve seen too many episodes of Law & Order SVU though so I’m suspicious by nature….
Post # 11
We had one at our New Years Eve wedding and everyone did it!
Post # 12
@NowDontLetsBeSilly: LOL, too funny.
I guess I can see your point about your fingerprint, but I’m not just someone else to my wedding guests. These people are my family and friends, not strangers to me! Out of the 116 people attending my wedding there are only 7 people that I never met who are dates attending the wedding with my friend that was invited to the wedding.
Post # 13
I voted yes, but in truth it’s a “maybe”
I truthfully don’t want to get ink all over me. Even with towelettes, it can still wriggle into places I don’t want.
If I was very close to the bride and groom, I’d do it most definitely. If I was just a casual friend, maybe not.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
I love this idea. The past 2 weddings we have gone to did this.
SUGGESTION: leave a bunch of wet wipes AND a garbage can nearby. At one wedding there was no can so we left them all over the tables. Ugly.
Post # 15
I don’t particularly care about getting ink on my finger…I just don’t get why you want my figerprint…it’s not like you can pick it out of all of them, and if you can, we gotta talk…I’d prefer to leave a nice message in a guest book or other hand written form because for me, it’s more personal than me sticking my finger on a red ink pad and picking a spot….you know?
Post # 16
another alternative is a stamp of a leaf, i’ve seen some other bees use on here. but i wouldnt mind, until i read this-lol! We are doing this too, maybe i’ll leave a leaf stamp for folks to use too. now
(I was going also make a note card indicating that the inks wipe-able-and wont stain). hmmm