|Photo Credit to Squidoo|
So once we decided that this would be a good idea, I started to do some research on the internet to find a wishing tree that both FH and I like. I came across a site called Creative By Name who specialise in MDF letters and signs and they could provide us with a wishing tree in 3 weeks and it would be painted as well.
|Tree with Owl - Credit to Creative by Name|
It is so perfect for what we want and it fits in with the decor of our apartment as well, so we can use it as a decoration after the wedding. Every time I walk into the study and see it, it just makes me smile as it's so pretty :).
|Our wishing tree (my photo)|
So then I had to work out what type of labels we were going to have for the guests to write short messages on them. I came up with a template in Microsoft Publisher, where I have created most of templates for all our wedding related things, which makes it so much easier to repeat or adapt different things. I've decided on a white card with a black border, with a black backing and a hole punched hole with some thin black ribbon through the hole to hang on the tree. See my process below for making the cards:
|The sheet of 12 small rectangles in my trusty paper slicer (my photo)|
Some of the white bordered card waiting for the black card to be applied (my photo)
|Sticking the white card to the black back and all my trusty craft items (my photo)|
|The tree tags hole punched, waiting for the ribbon to be tied on (my photo)|
|Inserting the ribbon through the hole (my photo)|
|Finished Tree Tag (my photo)|
And the what the finished tree and tags will look like at the reception .. well hopefully if the guest like the idea of writing little messages throughout the night.
|The finished tree with tree tags (my photo)|
|Tree tag on tree (my photo)|