Post # 1
So, I had this idea that started with this DIY kit at Michael’s- I want to put little cards on the reception tables. On one side it will say, “Words of Wisdom” and will be a place where everyone can write down their suggestions and advice for our wedded life together, and on the other side it will say, “My Wish for You” where they can write their best wishes for us, etc. I then thought that it would be a really cool, unique way to substitute for a guest book if I threaded ribbon through each of the cards so that everyone could hang their card from a tree- and voila! A wish tree. The thing is, I have no idea what kind of tree I could get. I’m only having about 50 guests, so the tree has to have at least that many branches, and preferably more so that the pictures come out looking nice.
Any ideas on how to execute this? Should the tree be real? Fake like a little Christmas tree? (My wedding is in March- if it was this month, I would totally do that. 🙂 )
Post # 3
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
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
- 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
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
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.
Post # 8
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!