A unique & personalized, wedding tree drop top guest book sure to be adored by all.
This drop top guest book is an exciting and warm way to involve guests at any event. Whether it’s for a wedding, baby shower, graduation, fundraiser or any other event with sentimental value, the guests will enjoy signing and dropping a leaf through the slit at the top of the frame, where they can be cherished for a lifetime.
Please take the time to read the following to ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for.
EACH FRAME CAN HOLD A DIFFERENT AMOUNT OF LEAVES. The main item pictured is 16″x 20″ with 100, two inch sized maple leaves. There are 3 different sizes of leaves, allowing each frame size to hold a different amount. The larger leaves obviously allow more text to be written on them, and you should choose the size you prefer depending on what your are going for. There are 1.5″ leaves, 1.75″ leaves and 2″ leaves (see picture). The larger size of leaves, the less the frame will be able to hold of that size.
In my opinion…
The 1.5″ leaves are a good size for just a name or two, but not much more. Maybe a name with a smiley or a one or two word blurb, or a very small drawing.
The 1.75″ leaves hold more text. A great size for multiple names (often the choice of signing by couples). Also a name with a longer blurb and/or small drawing.
The 2″ leaves have quite a bit of room and are great for allowing guests to leave a message.
Remember, most guests at events like weddings will fill out one piece as a pair if they’re with a date. So if you plan to have 150 guests at your wedding, unless you make a point that each guest should sign a piece individually, I’d expect less than 150 signed pieces. Therefore, I’d suggest 1.75″ or 2″ leaves with a frame which will hold 100-125 pieces.
For something like a kid’s birthday or graduation, I suggest getting close to around exactly how many guests you plan to have. Each kid will want to sign his own.
The frame sizes, and approximate amount of each leaf size that frame will hold are as follows:
|Frame Size||1.5″ leaves||1.75″ leaves||2″ leaves|
|8″ x 10″||~40||~30||~20|
|11″ x 14″||~80||~65||~40|
|14″ x 16″||~125||~100||~70|
|16″ x 20″||~175||~140||~100|
|18″ x 24″||~225||~185||~130|
|24″ x 36″||~450||~375||~250|
***In the notes, make sure you include the following.***
**The size of leaves you want. If you do not include this, you will get 1.75″ leaves. The approximate number of leaves each size frame holds is pretty accurate, however the leaves can rest atop each other in ways which leave more or less gaps or “dead space.” So you may receive a few more or less leaves. If it is important you get at least the amount noted, just put this in your notes and I will be sure you receive at least that number **
**Exactly what you want engraved. In the case of the item pictured, this would be “Joseph & MaKayla 11-5-16” You may also choose something like “Mr. & Mrs. Avery June 14, 2016” or “Jenny’s Bridal Shower August 5th 2016” Whatever you choose, I can engrave it and I will design it to look as best as possible.**
**The font you prefer. There are 8 separate fonts you can choose from which correspond to a letter and are seen in one of the images. Just check mark the box for which font you want. If you don’t clarify any font, I will choose them myself. If you have your own font in mind which you want to use, just let me know the name of it and email it to me if possible. Google fonts also has a large selection and they are free and I am willing to use any of those if you like them (fonts.google.com). **
***The background color will be brown (hardboard) unless you let me know a color you’d prefer in the notes. There is no extra charge for a colored background, and if I can’t find the color you’re looking for in paper or card stock, I will paint it. I want you to have exactly the color you prefer, so please, be specific. I’ve done coral, gold, silver, plum, etc. If you’re appreciative, I’d be thankful in return if you shared my facebook page or plugged my twitter account. It helps me and you’re supporting small business…So please, SHARE IT! 🙂 You can also find coupons on my facebook page.
The interior pieces are made of 1/4 inch thick maple wood. The front cover is glass. The tree trunk piece has the names engraved on it and is finished with a dark danish oil. After the finish sets, I then lightly hand sand the area where the names are engraved to lighten the area and make the names pop more. There is a hanging mount attached to the backside, so the frame can easily hang on a wall.
The signed pieces are easily written on. I’ve found nearly any pen works for writing on them. You probably want to avoid thin or runny ink, so no bleeding occurs. Personally, I prefer an ultra fine tip sharpie because of the fine detail it allows.
Also if you want the signed pieces or the engraved piece to be a different shape (ie. cherry’s or pine leaves) just let me in your notes and I can accommodate.
***I will include the engraved on wood instruction sign for free, in return for a facebook share*** Just let me know in the notes section what name you’ve liked my facebook page with, and that you agree to share me with your friends. Again, this is a great way to support small business, and it helps!
I also offer other alternative event guest books. There is similar drop top guest book, which instead has an engraved heart center piece and the pieces to be signed are hearts as well. I also make 50 piece, 100 piece and 150 piece puzzle guest books.
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~This item ships within 1-5 business days from the order date~
It ships by USPS priority and typically takes 2-3 days from the ship date to arrive anywhere in the lower 48 states. I have had many rush orders and I everyone has received their items on time. Tracking info will be emailed to you once the item is shipped so you can track the package. If you’re in a time crunch and need it quicker than that, don’t hesitate to contact me, Casey, by filling out the contact form or by directly emailing email@example.com.
My goal is to create something you cherish and adore for a lifetime. 🙂