Post # 1
Ok so I am still in the early stages of planning but am doing almost everything DIY so I need to make some decisions. We are having a modern rustic theme weddingsince I am a tree hugger and my guy thinks he is a lumberjack! I have always dreamed of giving away tree saplings for people to plan after the wedding. I love the idea of them being reminded of our day. The problem is I keep getting negative comments about how people probably won’t plant them. It is not a cheap favor! I need to decide between giving out one tree sapling per couple, a personalized cd of our favorite songs, or a choice between the two! Side note: I would love to plant the extra saplings if there are any leftover.
Post # 3
I love the idea of a tree sapling! I know that many people may not use them or plant them, but it really shows who you two are as a couple. If you don’t mind the work, I think it’s a great idea to do both favors and let them choose!
Post # 4
I love the tree idea! Very cool 🙂
Post # 5
I really love the tree idea, but I rent and if I attended your wedding I wouldn’t have anywhere to plant your tree and that would make me kind of sad because the idea is awesome. But if you have mostly people who own their property (and most likely have space for a tree) then go for it!
Post # 6
Why dont you let your guest choose? In your response card you could add something like. We would like to say “Thank you” and would like to know if you would love to watch our love grow or sing along with us? which ever they check you could have it personalized with a tag when they arrived. Which could also be their place card, if your having a seating chart.
They dont need to know what your talking about until the wedding..
Post # 7
Tree saplings are a TOTALLY cheap favour! Buy them from a garden supply centre, NOT a wedding supplier and you can get them for about $0.30 a piece. Them you just have to pakc them up in your own container.
Post # 8
If you do choose to do both, and have guest choose, keep in mind you need to have enough of each so that everyone can have one if it happens that everyone wants the same thing. So essentially, you are paying for 2 favours for each guest. It would look really terrible if the first however many people choose to take the trees, then no one else was able to choose their own, because there was only one option left. Personally, I think that situation has the high potential to end poorly. Just choose one, they’re both nice options.
Post # 9
we are doing the mini xmas tree saplings.. they are under a $1 peice and since we are doing a xmas themed wedding they work perfect… since im biased so i didnt answer the poll 🙂
Post # 10
You bees are so helpful! I agree Meghann, I don’t want anyone to feel left out so maybe 2 favors are a bad idea. Howevere I could probably copy cds on the cheap so maybe I can still have my trees and the music. Glad I have so much time left! As for the cost of the trees, I should have clarifed, I was hoping to get larger saplings so they hava a greater chance of survival. Plus the vases are an added expense as well. The plan with the trees is one per couple, that should help save some money! Oh and the rsvp is a great idea too, thanks SFGiantsbride!