(Closed) Wishing Tree guest book…yay or nay?

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Using Wishing Tree as guest book? Good choice as far as turn out rate?
    Yes - from past experience (either at your own/went to one) : (6 votes)
    21 %
    No - from past experience (either at your own/went to one) : (5 votes)
    18 %
    Yes - planning to use at your wedding : (7 votes)
    25 %
    No - won't consider using at your wedding : (10 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee

    I can’t speak from experience, but I personally love the idea.  I would suggest having your bridal party or family “sign” it before the recpetion, that way others can see what you are going for!

    Post # 4
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    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it really helps if you have an attendant to explain and encourage guests. At a recent wedding, this was in the church lobby and gave guests something to do before the ceremony. At the reception, with people milling and getting their seats and food, it might be missed.

    Post # 5
    Member
    3452 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I really like the idea.  A cousin of mine did this at her wedding a couple of years ago. 

    Post # 6
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    1725 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m planning to do one. I think I’m going to put it in the foyer of the church for when people walk in…also, other people have just suggested providing baby wipes for guests fingers

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Yes! We did this, and it came out great!

    Post # 8
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    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would only sign it if there were hand wipes right there. Otherwise I would worry about getting ink on my face or my clothes or my clutch.

    Post # 9
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    13012 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I agree with @Zusie:  – I’d do it if there were something right there to wash my hands off immediately.  Otherwise I’d probably skip it!

    It is very cute though!

    Post # 10
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    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Ohhh that’s not the kind of wish tree we’re doing 🙂 We’re having people write us little notes and then hang them on this wish tree thing our wedding planner is providing!

     

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Oh I forgot to add that we also had wipes for our guests, and they really appreciated that!

    Post # 12
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    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    We’re planning on having a thumbprint tree as a guestbook 🙂

    Post # 13
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    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We did a variation = no thumbprints, just sign a leaf. By the end of the evening, the tree was pretty full of signatures! Darling Husband and I signed the pink birds.

    Post # 15
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The turn out on ours was great. I think the only people who didn’t do it were my aunt and uncle, and they’re kinda party poopers anyway, lol. We have ours hanging in our bedroom and it’s fun to remember and read the names.

    We also did a wishing tree where you could hang slips of paper with notes on them for us and that was fun as well but fewer people did that I think. It’s hard to tell since some did it as couples, some did more than one, etc. It was super fun to read them all though–it certainly wasn’t ignored!

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