We’ve all seen the oh so common sign-in book for weddings (and the feather plume pen, of course). Why not opt for a different look. “Go Dutch,” and use a Wishing Tree near the entrance of your wedding reception. It’s an old Dutch wedding custom where each guest writes a short personal signed message for the bride & groom on a small paper tag or card and then hangs it on a branch of the Wishing Tree. We rent a gorgeous white or black Manzanita Tree which is perfect for such a plan. Shown here below.
It makes a wonderful focal point at the entrance, and later the tags may be saved in a scrapbook or shoebox to preserve the memory for years to come. Tags may be made of card stock in the shape of a leaf, stars, birds (TWEET) or other incorporated theme shape. One can punch a hole in each and thread a ribbon through each one so it can easily be hung on a branch. Either seek out a friend or family member who owns a Cricut die cutting machine & have them cut tags for you or buy paper card tags online (or buy them from us)!
Add Swarovski crystals (or crystal-like beads) to the branches for some added sparkle. Intermix glitter ornaments which match the theme of your event. A winter event would look terrific with shiny snowflakes hanging on some of the branches. We’ve even seen this idea used in lieu of a place card table, where the bride & groom hang cards on the tree, indicating guest names and their respective guest table numbers. Trees could also hold small lightweight wedding favors for your guests arriving at your banquet function.
Use these at wedding showers or baby shower too!
Our rental Manzanita Trees are constructed from a strong, non-brittle man-made material. For DIY do-it-yourself craft enthusiasts, real branches from your yard will work too, just be sure to secure them in a sturdy and stable vase or container for the entrance table. http://www.SatinChair.com