Guest Book Alternative: Thumbprint Tree

"Leaf a thumbprint and sign your name"

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{Image via Style Me Pretty, photography by Jason and Anna Photography}

Thumbprint trees have become a popular trend at weddings, and it is easy to see why.  Instead of having guests write into books that collect dust, they can leave the ultimate mark, their thumbprint.

The idea is really unique and quite simple to assemble.  You can have a family member or a friend construct a bare bones tree for you, or you can find many resources online that are selling thumbprint tree kits.  One such site is Etsy, they have a whole section just for this unique trend, the trees are available on a variety of canvases, and most will customize the tree for you, with your initials, etc.

When you set up this alternate guest book for your guests, include a sign that says something like "Leaf a thumbprint and sign your name", so your guests know what to do.  Have two or three ink pads available in varrying colors, and don't forget the pens!

When you take home your full thumbprint tree, frame it and hang it where you can enjoy it everyday.

To view other alternate gift book ideas click here, there are really unique ideas out there.


  1. Such a cute idea!
    -Leigh Anna, Moss + Isaac

  2. Thanks for the comment! I think it is really sweet. I wish I knew about this when I got married!


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