Sunday, October 4, 2009

Wish Tree

I have an upcoming wedding that I am planning which is going to be a rustic chic wedding. Since the wedding will take place upstate we will be incorporating many of surrounding nature elements but in an elegant way.
The bride is very interested in adding very unique touches to her big day. One way we will be mixing it up a bit is using a non traditional wish tree in place of a guest book. The Wish Tree is a Dutch wedding custom where guests are given a piece of paper, either shaped like a leaf or made of card stock. The guests write their wishes to the bride and groom and then hang it on the tree. This creates a gorgeous centerpiece and the tree is placed at the entrance to the reception to wow your guest’s right when they walk in. After the wedding you can create a scrapbook with the wish cards. You could even find pictures of the guests who wrote each one and place it next to their wish
There are many types of Wish Trees - your can purchase metal ones, or create your own using blooming branches from a garden or florist, or even use a live potted plant such as a fichus tree. Gift boxes can be hung from the tree of your choice and your guests can take a box off the tree in exchange for their wishes.

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