How do I use the Wishing Tree Cards? Here are some useful tips to get your guests to participate in the excitement!
1. Give your Wishing Tree a premier spot at the reception
Stage your Wishing Tree on a table to itself where it is easy to see. Make it a focal point so people know you want them to participate. Don’t combine it with the gift table because the gifts pile up and hide the tree from your guests.
2. Set up the cards ahead of time
Wishing Tree cards are bound together using a binding post. Simply remove the binding post and separate the cards. Thread each card with a 10″ length of 1/4″ or narrower ribbon and knot the ends. Display the threaded cards on the table or place them in a beautiful bowl or on a platter. You may want to place some on each table or hang one from each chair to encourage guests to sign them.
3. Assign a friend to attend the Wishing Tree
Ask someone with an outgoing personality to attend your Wishing Tree. Someone that will get your guests involved in signing the cards with personal messages to the bride and groom. Guests can begin signing and hanging the cards as they arrive at the reception.
4. Have plenty of pens
You don’t want the line to get too long so have plenty of pens at the table for guests to sign the cards. Recommended pen is a Micron Pigma by Sakura, size 04 or larger. This pen is permanent, waterproof and dries very quickly to help eliminate any smearing of the ink. It is available in black and dark brown.
5. Have a Wishing Tree Sign
A sign at the Wishing Tree table with directions for signing the cards helps people that are unsure of what to do with the cards. Order online now!
6. Walk the reception
The person attending the Wishing Tree can walk through the reception a few times throughout the evening with a supply of cards asking guests if they have signed one and handing them out to those that have not.
7. Announce the Wishing Tree
Have the DJ mention the Wishing Tree several times throughout the reception, reminding guests to sign the cards with best wishes for the bride and groom.