(Closed) Plant-a-tree favor

posted 8 years ago in Favors
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly, Darling Husband and I would have no where to even plant a tree (and the vast majority of our friends wouldn’t either).  I have to be totally honest and say that I would leave the tree sapling at the reception.

If I were you, I’d continue brainstorming ideas (and IMO, edible is always best – most everything else will just get thrown away or left).

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it’s a GREAT idea!  We didn’t do favors because I usually hate how cheesy they are, but that is awesome!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I LOVE the idea. We wanted to do this for our favor and found a more suitable favor for our theme. I think it’s such a great idea, even if people don’t take them home, you and your husband can plant them yourselves and check on them every year. It’s a great way to remember and celebrate your marriage for many years! As far as presentation, I would pick the burlap sacks because they are just so cute. But it depends on your theme. The sack is very rustic! Also I noticed your wedding day is in December – Christmas!!. You could plant your tree and eventually use them for xmas trees, especially for future kids (if that’s part of your plan)!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

This is exactly what I was going to do but then Fiance and I realized our guests wouldn’t have anywhere to plant them.  But if your guests do then go for it! I like any of the ones that you can put a poem on.

This what we would have used:

Today is a dayfor love and life.  A beginning for us as husband and wife.  New love needs attention to grow and survive, And with care and affection, will flourish and thrive.  The same holds true when it comes to a tree, It needs nourishment and some T.L.C.  In time you will find that this seedling so small, Will strengthen and grow to be mighty and tall.  The cold winds will blow and the branches will bend, But a tree that is strong has the power to mend.  Though times may be tough through the course of our years, We’ll grow stronger together through lauhter and tears.  Please keep this young seedling and in some small way, When you watch as it grows, you’ll remember this day.  You’re the family we love and the friends we hold dear, And we’re so very happy to have you all here.

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ta27: That is awesome, makes me wish we would have done the tree favour!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@Cant_wait: You are the best judge of your guests but even though my parent’s own their home there is still no where there to plant a tree.  All of the landscaping has been complete for a long time.  Same would apply to DH’s parents and my other older family who have homes.

I do like Lindsay05‘s idea of you and your Fiance planting some trees that you could visit each year and watch grow throughout your marriage.  Maybe order some saplings for yourself and do that instead of doing them as a favor?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you like the idea, go for it. I think people will love it and if it suits your them then perfect! As far as candy or food as favours you could always place some candy with the trees, such as those green leaf sugary candies?? Or place a bowl of mints on the registry table then people get their sugar fix haha.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

thanks! i wish we could have used it as well.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Another thought – I saw a Bee would had a tree planted for every guest you attended her wedding through this site: http://www.americanforests.org/.  Maybe you could do that (potentially paired with a small edible something – I am of the opinion that it is nice to have something to actually give guests even if you do a donation or tree planting).

Post # 15
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Honey bee

I think that’s a great idea! Any presentation will work. I’d take them home, plus any leftovers you may have.

The thing I totally don’t understand when it comes to plant favors is countless folks say they can’t plant them while being in an apartment which is not true at all. You can plant them in your windowsill in a small terra cotta planter from Walmart or Home Depot and they do not grow into 7ft tall trees overnight. It takes several years to grow even a ft or so.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think they’re very cute. I’d be sad b/c I have no place to plant it, but if your guests do then I think it’s a great idea!

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