Originally, I like this idea that I had seen on a DIY wedding site. I thought about asking one of my artist friends to make one for us:
The leaves are actually finger prints! You have guests sign their name under it. I think it is such a great idea because it is something you can frame and display, rather than having a book with just names in it.
Mairead and I also discussed terrariums and find even better ways of filling them. In this search, I came across this amazing print:
It is sooo sweet and I love the quote! Then I thought, well, should this be the print that we use for the center of our "guest picture" and have everyone sign the matting that we would put around it? Example being:
I thought that I would have to choose one or the other, but then I thought maybe we could do, just in different ways. We would do the tree with just names, then have an empty terrarium jar and the print on the table with a sign asking for love advice.
After the wedding, we could attach the best answers onto the matted frame for the print and...Voila! 2 pictures to hang and remind us of our special day.
Granted, I know that not everyone will do both, or either, but I would love to have some momentos!