Post # 1
My fiance really wants to do a thumbprint tree guest book which would then be framed and displayed in our home. I think it’s a cute alternative but I’m worried that someone might ruin it, either accidentally or by trying to be funny after a few drinks, by stamping somewhere other than the intended branches. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and I know that I won’t want to display it unless it looks the way it is supposed to. Did anyone have any problems with theirs? This is probably one of those things that I’m worrying about for nothing but I’m hesitant to order one until I hear from some other Bees.
Post # 2
ju5tdance: I, too, am a bit of a perfectionist. I saw the fingerprint tree guestbook on pinterest and thought it was a great idea…..until I thought about it and decided I’m a little bit too much of a perfectionist to do that. I would want things to look even, too “perfect” for something like that. We are going with a shutterfly book that I made with our engagement pictures.
Post # 3
Recently a Bee was on here complaining that her “artistic” aunt ruined hers, by making a huge signature and maybe a dozen thumbprints, in one spot. If you’re serving alcohol, I’ll bet you’d see some creative, artistic, signatures. I just went to wedding where guests were invited to sign a large intial, of the couple’s last name. Extremely random .. .people didn’t use the pen provided, signatures were all different sizes, some doodled = not for a perfectionist.
If they could each sign one leaf, and you could somehow attach it later, maybe that would work?
Post # 4
If you are a total perfectionist then I’d strongly advise you to avoid any sort of artistic alternative to a guestbook that depends on how your guests will interpret it! Unless, of course, you can cope with the fact that you can’t control what people will do and live with the consequences. There’s no point in investing in a lovely idea that you then refuse to display!
Post # 5
ju5tdance: We had a thumbprint tree. For the most part everyone put their prints where they were supposed to. My only complaint is that we had a swing that was supposed to be for me and DH, but my cousin thought it would be funny to put his there. He felt really bad afterwards, and looking back we should have put a post it over it or something (the DJ made announcements, but apparently he wasn’t around). If you’re serving alcohol, I’d reconsider.