In my last wedding post, I mentioned the common struggles brides have when trying to make their wedding original. I talked about how it’s important for me not to follow trends because they are trendy, but because I truly like them. This was my first experience jumping on a trend bandwagon:
I thought to myself, “What a clever idea: a unique, cute guestbook that can be framed and displayed in your home after the wedding! It encompasses the couple’s closest family and friends in a traditional family tree. It has the homespun feel I love and I could come up with our own design myself!”
I mentioned the idea to Tim. He answered as he usually does, “Sure. That sounds good.” I saved the linked, printed a picture, and filed it into my wedding idea binder.
The next thing I knew, this idea was everywhere! It is, quite obviously, a new trend in wedding guest books.
I first saw it on back to back days on one of my favorite wedding blogs, Style Me Pretty:
On Jan 26: Wisconsin Wedding by Kate Botwinski Photography:
On Jan 27: San Diego Wedding by Betwixt Studio:
Next, I stumbled across a question about the thumbprint tree guestbook on The Knot forums here.
Did a quick image search on Google and found tons of versions:
Curious, I went back to etsy to see how many vendors offered this kind of guestbook. I didn’t even have to type in the whole phrase. I got to “wedding t” and “wedding thumbprint tree” popped up.
There were so many different styles. Here is a handful:
On another thumbprint-related wedding note:
I think using the bride and groom’s fingerprints to make a heart logo is cute and symbolic. I first saw them on Martha Stewart’s website:
and then in LovliDay’s Shop on Etsy: