Do you know what a Wishes Tree ceremony is?
Would you want it to be included in your wedding celebration?
A celebrant lead event can do that.
Traditionally used in Dutch weddings, Wishes Trees have grown in popularity and are a lovely, beautiful and meaningful way of capturing all those messages of love, support and good wishes those closest to you want to say.
As part of a wedding celebration ceremony a Wishes Tree adds that symbolic gesture of growth, strength and the blooming of your relationship and is a way of including all your family and friends in the celebration of your marriage.
Guests are invited to write, on a small card, their messages and these are then hung on the tree for the happy couple to treasure for always.
The design of cards is chosen by the couple and often contains their name and date of their marriage. The cards are usually presented in a beautifully crafted box, which can later be used to keep these precious wishes in.
Often a close family member such as a mother of the bride or a child of the couple is invited to write the first wish and hang it on the tree.
More commonly at the end of this part of the wedding ceremony celebration, the celebrant reads a poem, similar to this one which invites messages to be left.
The Wedding Wish Tree Poem
Here stands our Wedding Wish Tree
Though it looks a little bare
But it would look so pretty
With the thoughts you want to share
So please pick up the pen and write
A thought, a joke, a quote
Then tie it to the branches
And watch your wishes float
And when this day is over
We can’t wait to have a look
We will keep the little labels
In our Wedding Wish Tree Book
And in the years that follow
We’ll remember on this day
All your thoughts and words so kind
And in our hearts you’ll stay
The gathering, keeping and re-reading of these good will messages is beautiful and touching reminder of your special day.