Post # 1
We are doing a wish tree type of guest book – although probably without the tree – just a basket or nice crystal bowl for people to drop the cards into. I am using a 4bar size card, printed on one side. I would like to have plenty of cards at the guest book/wish tree table, but also think it might be a good idea to have some on the individual tables so that people will have them to fill out there. We currently have 160 people on our guest list, so I ordered 180 cards – figuring that not everybody comes, and I can use extras for thank you notes or what have you. Now I am thinking that if I also want to put them on individual tables, I probably really need more. Of course, its clear that not all of them will get used.
What do you think? Should I have cards on individual tables and at the guest book table, knowing that I will end up with a stack of unused cards at the end of the evening? Provide the correct number, and divide them equally between the locations, so that people may have to go looking for a card? Or just put them at the main location, and maybe some to individual tables as we wander and mingle with our guests?
Post # 3
I think if the most important thing to you is to get as many people as possible to fill one out then you should put cards on the tables and at the guest book table and just realize that you are probably going to have a lot of left over cards. If the most important thing is not spending extra money on cards that won’t get used, then put the exact number by the guest book.
Post # 4
Assign someone to collect the unused ones from the tables partway through the night and maybe snatch a few if the ones at the wish table become too low. Ask you DOC or one of the BMs to take care of this. Have the DJ anounce during dinner to remind them to make a wish and have someone go around the tables to collect them part way through. You should have plenty fo cards as most couples will make a joint wish. Don’t forget to leave a pen or two on the tables to write with (maybe you could tie the cards up in a bundle with a pen and wribbon – you only need one per couple and maybe one extra per table).
Post # 5
Oh – good point tberry. We have mostly couples, so I already have more extra than I thought. The actual cardstock (luxe 4bar) is not expensive, and we are going to do the printing on one side ourselves. I was actually playing with the idea of using the same or similar cards for thank you notes, so its not a problem to have leftovers. Thanks so much!
Post # 6
I had my wish cards/tree all in one place….right by where people entered the venue (but set up in a way to not hinder traffic flow). My BMs and MoH helped direct people to the the wish tree, which really helped – I’ve got quite a stack of wishes. Keep in mind that most couples will fill out only 1 card.