Post # 1
UPDated: Thank you all for the feedback. Apparently this is part of my fiance’s culture & fam tradition to do this….so we compromised on this new version. I made little “best wishes” tags to put by the tree so people who don’t follow this tradition can just write out some marriage advice, etc & those who do can clip $$ on. I will leave the orange bags by the tags for those who want to be more discreet & put their $$ in a bag.
So my Finace wants a $$ Tree at the wedding. I never knew what that was, so I looked it up & didn’t REALLY like the idea of having $$ just clipped to a tree….It makes me feel like we are soliciting for $, and I don’t want people to feel obligated or anything….
So I came up with this….I am calling it a wishing tree….I will put $$ in a couple of the Bags so people will know what it is….BUt I’m not sure…..Do the organza bags look tacky?? Or should I just take them off & have $$ hanging form the crystal clips??? I am trying to keep this as classy as I can….Should I also just have BEST WISHES type tags available for those who want to participate but not put $$ on the tree??
It is not completely arranged, just wanted to get feedback before doing anything permanent.
Feedback is Much Appreciated!!!
Post # 3
I like the way it looks….but i think having a “Money” tree isn’t really a good idea. If i saw that at a wedding I would think its kinda rude. I mean people will be giving you cards with money in it anyways. I’m having a wishing tree at my wedding at i just love the idea of those. but your tree looks really cute. i like how it lights up.
ohh my just an idea…but at my moms wedding(i know a long time ago) but she had the idea, where for about 10 minutes they would have a song playing it was just for the bride to dance with anyone who wants to dance with her, but she charged a $1 for each dance, and that person could dance with her til someone else wants to dance. she said she made around $30. And she said some guys even danced with her 2 or 3 times. She said people just thought it was a funny and creative idea. Its just an idea, I dont have that personality to do it, but maybe you can think about it?
Post # 4
1. Anyone who is willing to openly judge you so harshly on your wedding ideas shouldn’t be invited to your wedding.
2.Money trees, dollor dances are a part of some culture’s and weddding tradition and cultrual diversity should be celebrated not ridiculed.
3. That being said… there are some alternatives that the westernization of weddings has allowed for. Decorative wedding boxes or birdgcages that guests can place cards in. Or allow guest to place hand written notes inside the bags along so they aren’t just for montary gifts.
4. Personally, I would feel uncomfortable with bills out in the open becasue some guest may feel obligated or embarrased if they can’t give as much as they would like. the bags makes the gifts more descrete for their protection and give the tree the look of fall. very beautiful.
This is also why I am making a tree for table decoration but am actually using a card box in order to avoid this exact dilemma.
Post # 5
I don’t know about the money tree but its your wedding. I think the tree looks nice, maybe in another vase. However, even with money in it I still don’t think people would get it. Have you consider doing just a card box with a slot in it. People will know what to do because most people will bring a card and put money in it. However, it is your family and friends and it is your day so have fun with it. Maybe a clear vase with like lose change at the button might help people understand its a money tree 🙂