Monday, July 11, 2011

Wishing Tree Tags

So a while back I saw a post from Laura at Saying I Do about a wishing tree that she was having at her wedding. I thought it was such a cute, creative and thoughtful idea. If you have not heard of a wishing tree, to put it simply, it is a small tree that you provide at your event along with some tags that ask your guests to leave well wishes or even small pieces of advice. From the moment that I saw this post, I was in love with the idea. 

One day I was telling Aran's mom about the idea and she asked me what I would be doing with the tags after the wedding. It was a great question because I hadn't thought about it and I realized that if I was going to do this, that I better have a plan in mind for the tags afterwards. In other words, I didn't want to create a project for myself if I was not going to be doing anything with them afterwords because lets just face it, that would be pointless and would probably just add more stress to an already stressful situation. So, I decided to email Laura and ask her what her plans were for her tags just to get some ideas. 

Now, I won't tell you what she told me because I am pretty sure that she is working on her own post for that, and I don't want to spoil her fun. But I will tell you that she gave me some great ideas. Not only did she give me some great ideas, she was so generous and offered to send some of her leftover tags. She sent us a picture of what they looked like and aside from the string that she used to attach them to the tree, they were perfect. So, she sent them to us and we are so thankful and excited that she did that. It is one less thing that we have to worry about. The only thing that we are going to do with them is change the string to match our colors and then they will be ready to go. And luckily for me, Aran's mom has volunteered to do this for me, I just have to provide the ribbon. We also have to work on finding the tree, but we are going to speak with the people at our venue and see if they have one that we can use instead of having to buy one (another tip from Laura.) I am so excited that some of our projects and other pieces of the wedding are starting to come together. 

This blog within the next six months may turn more and more into a blog about a wedding, instead of my life, but what can I say, the wedding will be consuming my life for the next 6 months I have a feeling. I hope that this idea is something that others will be excited to stumble upon and hopefully make happen.


If Laura does post about her plans for her wish tags, I will be sure to let you know so that you can check it out. 


  1. Hi! Thanks for stopping by! I'm loving your blog too and excited to follow your planning process now!

  2. Yay! So glad you like them and I can't wait to see how they turn out!! Thanks for the shout-out and I will be posting as soon as I can about my plans for how to use them the tags! And will DEF. consume your life over the next couple of months..just embrace it, and know that we LOVE hearing about it!


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