The Wishing Tree is a tradition which stems from the Netherlands and
has become very popular for weddings of late. Pardon the pun!.
The tradition originally had a bare branch or branches which were placed
near the bridal couple and each guest were given a tag in the shape
of a leaf. The guests were invited to write their well wishes on the tag and
place it on the tree, thus filling the tree with well wishes.
Today, this tradition has expanded its roots, pardon the pun.
It has been adopted in a similar light and taken the place of a Guest Book
in many cases. The Wishing Tree is generally placed in the reception area
where the wedding party will be able to access it easily.
Many couples prefer the idea of using the Wishing Tree with using tags
for well wishes or as a visual point in the banqueting room to enhance the
decor, where they are entertaining their guests.
You can go out a branch further thou. (Please excuse this pun also!).
It is a beautiful idea to display a Wishing Tree at a
Wedding Reception, Engagement Party, Baby Naming Ceremony, Baby Shower,
Family Naming Ceremony, First Holy Communion, Confirmation or even the passing of a loved one. The possibilities are endless.
A Wishing Tree gives your guests or visitors an opportunity to write their
thoughts and then have it displayed collectively with everyone that is