Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wedding Recap: The Wishing Tree

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Wishing Tree: Another element that our guests were greeted with before entering the reception was our Wishing Tree! I talked about our wishing tree in this post while we were on our honeymoon...but here it is in action!

Our venue provided these branches in the vase for hanging my wishing tags on, which was a HUGE help to us!
On the left hand side was a framed engagement picture, next to a Gold "D" for our last name. I bought this at Michaels and my dad spray-painted it gold. Then he made a metal stand attached to the back so it could stand upright next to the picture.

On the other side was our Wishing Tags, and the Wishing Tree Poem I had framed:

As we begin our new journey
a brand new Mr. and Mrs.
We could surely use
your advise and wishes.

Share with us your wisdom
about marriage, love & life,
The secret to being a good husband
or top-notch first-rate wife.

Jot down a memory
a reminder of our day.
A doodle or picture will do
if you don't know what to say.

Please don't forget, it would be such a shame
Don't hang your wish on our tree,
without signing your name.

What ever you pen, we're sure to treasure
long after this day has passed,
your words will bring us pleasure.

Once the tree became more filled, it looked so nice with the crystals and tags hanging on it:
"The longer you've been married, the more times she's been right"
Here are some of my favorite tags from our wishing tree:

Yep! Our doorman wrote this one for us!!

A fellow blogging bride, Megan at Butterfly Dreams n' Things, who is getting married in January emailed me one day asking what I planned to do with the tags after the wedding. Since then, I've been asked the same thing by many other people. I also sent Megan some of my extra tags for her to use in her wedding since I had so many leftover! Read about that here!

My thought right now is to buy a plain wooden tray from Michaels, paint it a forest green, and modge-podge our tags to the inside of it. This will be a good way to preserve our wedding wishes and use them for something functional!
That's my goal right now, I just have to go get the supplies and then actually do it. You could modge-podge these onto anything: wooden stools, plaques, mirrors, picture frames, etc. etc. Once I try it, I'll definitely let you know how the finished product turns out!


Mom said...

I think of all the advice you got the one about saying you're sorry after farting under the covers is my favorite! Lol. It really is the simple things and not the big things that make or break a marriage. Your wishing tree was a really cool idea.

Jessica said...

So cool of you to do that!! It looks so pretty with the crystals, too. Can't wait to see the finished project!

The Vintage Modern Bride said...

the tree was gorgeous and i love all the fun advice you got. i have to agree with your mom, that one about the farting cracked me up. i'm gonna show that one to mathew haha

Megan said...

Thanks for the shout out! The one about farting made me laugh so hard, haha! I can't wait to see how your tray turns out. Thanks again for the tags! They look great with our colors too! I am so excited to use them!

Kristy | Wedding Roses Co said...

I love all thso "tips" ;) you've got great friends!!

Heather said...

I love it all -- the tree, the messages and what you plan to do with them! Awesome!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

That was such a fun idea! I bet the guests loved filling those out as well! LOVE the wishes you shared! Too fun!

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea! I've seen this around, but no one has ever posted the actual advice tags! I love it even more! The farting and the nod and smile are my faves! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

I love this idea...came out beautiful!

Dancy said...

It looks so pretty! Oh & the farting under the covers one cracked me up!!

alice brown said...

Awww, that was a nice idea! Yeah, loved ones can write their own Wedding Congratulations Messages on them and hang in the tree. Lovely idea!

Cheers xxx