(Closed) Instead of a guest book- a wish tree?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like that idea and Ive also been thinking to that myself lol, 

Im going to have a flush mount signature book.

Which is pretty much like a regular signature book 

were the guest sign in the pages but its with pictures 

of you and your husband (great if you took an engagement session)


this is what they kind of look like but with space for the guest to sign.



Post # 4
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I did something similar at my wedding, except instead of a tree, I used branches. I bought a big jar/vase from Michaels, and filled it with decorative pebbles, and I bought a bundle of decorative branches. It was actually hard to find something that was the right shape to tie things onto – the only ones that worked looked pretty fake, and were painted black. And they were like 5 feet long, so I had to cut them. But in the end they were fine. My advice would be that make sure you find the tree or whatever you’re using as the first step for the project before you buy anything else.

And also, this project turned out to be way more expensive that I thought. I had no idea pebbles were $10 for a bag.  For pebbles! But I wasn’t really up for going looking for pebbles or gravel or whatever, so I bought them anyway.

Post # 5
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

I want to do something like this too. I’m thinking about stringing some twine and having people hang up their well-wishes and advice with clothespins. Then I can incorporate the pieces of paper into my wedding scrapbook instead of having a seperate book with people’s signatures.

Post # 6
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

You can use Manzanita or curly willow branches in a trumpet vase with dragon’s tears (which are like $1 a bag at Wal-Mart).

Post # 7
1573 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wanted to do something like this too, but realized that for some/most of our family members English isn’t their primary language and they might not feel comfortable. Lucky for you, I have pictures to share, since I had planned for it. I was going to recommend what Miss Downward Dog suggested.  Buy branches and use rocks or moss to cover the base. Buy the way, you can find rocks at the Dollar Tree.

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Post # 8
144 posts
Blushing bee

We did this too. Our guests wrote on the paper leaves. We were really happy with the results. I’ll bet you will be too! Oh, and we got our manzanita trees on weddingbee (classifieds). We are selling ours on there now. You should check there for someone in your area. Brides helping brides is the best way to go in my opinion!


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