Friday, August 6, 2010

Cool wedding idea: Fingerprint Tree

It is common practice to have a guest book at the wedding in which guests can sign their names and write down their best wishes to the happy couple.  It has been this way for years.  And admittedly, the whole notion of a standard guest book has changed.  Couples are now opting for having their engagement pictures on every other page in the guest book.  Other couples go with the more personal touch, and have a photo booth or polaroid in which the guests take a snapshot of themselves, sign their name and best wishes and place that in the book.  There are lots of ways to add a personal touch to your wedding and to make your guest feel special.  After all, you invited them to come share the most special day of your life, so they must be special!

I recently came across a new and unique idea to a guest book, that was featured on one of my favorite sites,  Instead of having a regular guest book at your wedding, have this:

A wedding guest fingerprint tree!!!

It is a very cute, and very personal alternative to the regular guest book.  Guests press their thump on the ink pad (which comes in 7 colors) and leave their finger print, and sign their name next to their fingerprint.  The resulting product is a collective gathering of all of your guests, with their personal touch, that you can frame and hang up in your home so that you can always see it!  Speaking from experience, I read through my guest book once, and then put it away.  It hasn't been out for over a year now!  But I know that if I were to have this, then I would be able to look at it every day and remember all the special people that helped me celebrate my amazing day.

What's even more amazing, is that the tree is hand drawn, so your tree is unique!  The fingerprint tree can be found at Bleu De Toi's Etsy shop.  And along with your tree being hand drawn for the amount of guests at your wedding, you can also choose the color of the ink that you want featured on your tree.

After the wedding is over, and things have went back to normal.  You can gather your whole family together, and create a family tree! Such as the one below:

So, share this awesomeness with your friends!  It is definitely a cool way to bring your guests, friends, and family together on your wedding day and create a cherished keepsake that will last for years to come!

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  1. What a great idea! If I ever tie-the-know again, I think I might just do this!

  2. Tweets that mention Marisa Taylor Photography-Creative & Unique Wedding Photography serving Delaware, NJ, PA, MD, and Beyond Delaware Wedding Photography | Creative Wedding Photography | Affordable Wedding Photography in Delaware | Delaware Wedding PhSeptember 24, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by, Michal & Michelle and Kelly Shaw, Emerald Weddings. Emerald Weddings said: RT @myweddingdotcom: Such a great idea -a guest book that is a fingerprint tree (you have to see it) via @loveshutterbug! [...]

  3. London Wedding Photographer David SherjanOctober 3, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    MarisaWhat a lovely little idea :O)Best,DSP

  4. That is great! Keep up with the blogging!