(Closed) Fingerprint tree guest books – were they well received at your wedding?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@MrsE.ToBe :I made mine but they aren’t that expensive on Etsy.  It actually took quite awhile to paint.  Buying would’ve been so much easier!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@shimmerofheaven:  Yep, they were individually wrapped.  We used the leftovers the next day during our pool party/cookout at my in-laws’ house.  They come in a white box with green writing on the box.  I think at most they cost $5.

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This is what I am going to do. I fell in love with the idea. Never thought of the wet wipes though, so thanks ladies.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We’re doing one as well. It really goes with our theme. I’ve already planned to have wipes and a small trash can, also instructions in a small frame of directions for “leafing” their print and signatures.

But because we figured there would be guests who just wouldn’t want to do it we also are using a slab of wood, cut from a tree in my parent’s back yard. We’re sanding it down, going to stencil our monogram in the middle and guests can also sigh on the log slice.

Also, I was told by the lady who painted my tree that I should try to use dye ink pads versus pigment ink pads. Something about drying and smearing is faster and less likely with dye ink.

This is our tree :o)

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Mrs.tobe: Where did you get your tree?

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Mrs.tobe: that is just GORGEOUS!! =)

I really want to do this but my mom keeps saying “some people may not be up togiving their fingerprints?!” I just laughed im like well it can be optional, and the paranoid dont need to participate! LOL What the heck am I going to do with it anyways!? haha!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I went to a wedding this past weekend that had one. There were regular wet-naps in a cute basket on another table beside the tree print, and everyone was into it, old and young guests alike. The DJ made an annoucement about it, and by the end of the night it looked beautiful.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsE.ToBe :

I drew mine! I’ve seen tons on etsy but way too rich for my blood (since I can do it myself!)

Another route I have seen bees go is to get a super fantaastic artistic friend to make one for them (either as a wedding gift or just because :P)

 

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@shimmerofheaven:

never seen one done at a wedding before personally, so I hope that even though that means that most of the people attending won’t have seen one either that the guests will be into it.

As PP’s have mentioned/suggested we’ll have babywipes or wet-naps next to the tree on the table & hopefully no one will be too shy of it!

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@zsgirl:I actually got it on Etsy.. The seller’s shop name is: DownRightCountry.

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@CupCakeMeg:Thank you! That story about what your mom said is hilarious!

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

*sigh*

My dad came in and put his thumbprint at the bottom of the tree (without reading directions) before the ceremony…. and then a lot of people followed his lead because it said Dad and surely Dad knows best….

Of course I can’t be mad at him…but it’s so typical for him not to read directions lol.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@als87: That is so cute. Plus it looks like leaves are falling! Awesome.

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