April 24, 2009
10:00 AM

Real Wedding Inspiration: Guest Book Tree


Skip the traditional guest book and create a beautiful display out of your friends' and family's good wishes. It's easy to create this look on your own -- all you need are potted flower branches and pretty cards for guests to write on.

Cherry, apple or peach blossom or magnolia branches will work well for this. You could also try manzanita or curly willow branches, which look pretty on their own or with cymbidium or dendrobium orchids or carnations wired on. Set pens and a stack of cards with ribbons for hanging nearby, and you're all set!

We love the idea of asking guests to write their specific wishes or advice for you on the cards rather than simply signing their names and writing a generic congratulatory message. After your wedding, collect the cards in a nice chest or box for the perfect keepsake.

Image: Sara Remington/Anna Kuperberg Photography
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I love the idea of having a guest book like you're saying here, I love it.

posted by: Kim~ silk bouquets
on March 14, 2011 at 07:28 AM

Great post! Useful tips on wedding guest book, beautiful guest book tree, thanks for inspiration!

posted by: WeddingFlowers
on October 17, 2010 at 11:17 PM

I saw this on your website and loved the idea! There are so many variations that can be done with this particular diy project. I had so much fun putting it together as well!

posted by: Danielle
on July 27, 2010 at 05:40 PM

hi this is great and just what im looking for any idea what the plant/tree is (species)???

posted by: Dave M
on July 07, 2010 at 05:14 PM

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posted by: John Ray
on July 01, 2010 at 05:10 AM

I think this idea is the cutest!! I've seen a Guest book Tree done several ways and each way was original!! I hope my Bride likes this idea too, because I really want to create one!! Great Job!!


posted by: Brittany Allen
on April 08, 2010 at 04:11 PM

I love this idea!! It's fun and different. As a matter of fact, there are many great projects here that I just love and can't wait for my Big day to get reactions from my family and friends. I've added my own little twist to all the different ideas I've found here.
Thanks so much!

posted by: Karen
on May 20, 2009 at 08:13 PM

What an adorable idea!

posted by: Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista
on April 30, 2009 at 01:32 AM

Love your blog great projects and inspiring!

posted by: Denise
on April 24, 2009 at 12:22 PM

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