Post # 1
I simply swooned when I saw a post about a wedding family tree from Melangerie http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6294416. I would love to use something like this for a guestbook. I can use cards shaped as leaves and ask each guest to sign and write how they are related/know us. I would like to take the leaves after and assemble them onto a tree "chart" and have it framed to display in our home. I am having trouble thinking of ways to display them at the reception. I thought about a metal tree I saw at hobby lobby and have them hang the leaves with magnets, but wonder if they would hold well enough. Hepl!!! Any ideas?
Post # 3
I have some ideas and thought for you!
Since you don’t plan on putting everything together until after the wedding you could just have the leaves out on a seperate table and set a cute bowl or something out for signed ones to go that way everyone will be suprised when they see your guestbook tree proudly displayed at home. Trying to create a mock display at the wedding seems like extra work for you.
Something to consider– depending on how many guests you have this may turn out to be more of a redwood. Also, take into consideration the size of the leaves..are your guests going to be writing their names with a message? If they write a message too long for the front, they may print on the back as well and you won’t be able to display the whole message on the tree.
Post # 4
Melangerie , can you tell me how you did this? I’m new at this so I’m not sure if it is posted somewhere else but this is incredible and our family is huge into Genealogy
Post # 5
FutureFisher: Thanks for the tips! I think you may be right that trying to display them at the wedding may just be too much work. I was planning on just having them write their name and possibly how they are related/know us….ex: sister, cousin, mr. o’s friend, etc.
Mrs Lupin: Melangerie is an etsy vendor, if you click on the link in my post it will take you to their store…beautiful stuff!
Post # 6
<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>IheartMro: We think doubling the tree as a guestbook is a great idea! The biggest issue is, as you pointed out, the size of the leaves. If you are going to matte and frame them all later, it could be end up being a huge print depending upon the size of the leaves you use. Additionally, you will only want people to write on one side so that no information is lost when they are matted and framed.
<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>In terms of display, we love the idea of getting a bunch of having guests hang filled out leaves from branches put into a vase. You can pre-attach string to each leave so this is easy for guests. OR, you could use something nifty like one of these umbra photo trees:
<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>If you are looking for additional inspiration, check out our website at:
<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>http://melangerienyc.com
Post # 7
melangerienyc: Thank you so much for the great ideas. I really do love the idea of seeing it displayed as a tree at the wedding. You are right about possibly loosing information if guest write on the back of the leaves…we may have to post a sign that explains what they will be used for later and give them somewhere else to leave us a note if they desire.
Thanks again for the great ideas!!