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"|
|Yep! Our doorman wrote this one for us!!|
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!