(Closed) As a wedding guest would you participate in a fingerprint tree?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Would you participate in a fingerprint tree?
    Yes, its for the bride and groom. : (99 votes)
    73 %
    No, I don't want to get ink on my finger, to messy. : (37 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    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
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    7647 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would probably do it anyway, but I think it is a great gesture that you are providing moist towelets for everyone.

    Post # 7
    909 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
    1425 posts
    Bumble bee
    • 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
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We had one at our New Years Eve wedding and everyone did it!

    Post # 13
    9115 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    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
    4688 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
    5956 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    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
    551 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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

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