Post # 1
I’m having a nature inspired weddding, centering around trees. They’re on all my paper products right now… the Save the Dates, the Invites, & I even have stamps for the thank you cards! So when I found this: http://images.marthastewart.com/images/content/web/pdfs/2008Q3/mw_sum08_treeprogram.pdf
for the programs, I thought, “how perfect!” I thought it would be really neat to put at the end of my programs, just as something for my guests to amuse themselves with if anything runs a little late or they get to the chapel too early.
However, when I began reading the actual descriptions, I began to have some misgivings. Take this for example: “tends to look down on others.” Or how about this one: “Often Lonely” Really? Telling someone that they’re “Often Lonely” as they sit (possibly single) in a wedding chapel?
So my question is this: Do I celebrate my theme, and put it into my programs, knowing that most (if not all) of my guests will recognize it as it is… something goofy to amuse themselves with and not take seriously? Or do I leave it behind for fear that someone will get offended by taking things too seriously? Or should I try to alter it, taking out all the negative descriptions and leaving in the positive ones?
I have been battling with this dillemma for a while… any opinions would be appreciated!
Post # 3
Well I can’t tell you if it’ll be a good idea or not because i dont know the people you are close to and inviting to the wedding but i do think its kinda interesting. My birthdate and tree type was no joke SPOT ON on how i am. so freaky!
Post # 4
@AllShookUp: Since the majority of what is posted for each is a positive and the negative is minimal, I don’t think it would be offensive. We all have little flaws and I think it says enough nice things for each tree that it would be fine.
Post # 5
I’m a Weeping Willow which is described as “full of melancholy” and “isn’t easy to live with”. Ha! It doesn’t really describe me (I hope!) but I found it amusing. I don’t think any normal person would take offense. I say go for it!
Post # 6
My description doesn’t match me at all, but I still thought it was pretty cool… Ive never heard of it before, so I’m willing to bet that it’ll be new to my guests too.
Post # 7
Me and my Darling Husband descriptions were spot on!! Crazy!! I don’t think it’s offensive at all.
Post # 8
Very cute, I say go for it.
Post # 9
I love this! Mine was completely off but I still think it’s entertaining. If it fits your theme, I say go for it.
Post # 10
I’m really glad you all think it’s acceptable 🙂 I thought it probably would be, but I’m so wrapped up in details and “what ifs?” right now, I can’t tell the diff between a small thing and a big deal sometimes lol. Curse these wedding crazies! lol.
Though I am curious what 1 person was thinking when they voted “other” lol.
Post # 11
I think it’s fun and I love the way it looks – nice design. If anyone is offended by this, they have issues that don’t have anything to do with you and your wedding. You should go for it!
Post # 12
Dude, that Walnut Tree one is straight up DOUCHIE. I would find a way around that bad boy, otherwise the rest of them all highlight great qualities too.
Post # 13
@WillyNilly: I agree! Most of them are balanced, but the Walnut one is quite negative. I’d leave this out. It’s cute, but you can find something else to put in there to entertain people.
Post # 14
I would go ahead and use it. Don’t think anyone would find it offensive. I think it is a cute idea and fits in nicely with your theme.
Post # 15
I actually printed this out a few months ago. I think it’s cute and mildly entertaining. Was going to use the same as you. I really don’t think anyone would take it seriously.
Post # 16
I love this! I think it’s an adorable idea, and it would make a fun little extra to your program! Funny enough, mine was pretty spot on and it was somewhat right in regards to my SO.