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Take a Bough: Wedding Program Idea

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2008

Branch out beyond typical wedding programs by adding a touch of Druid fun and whimsy to them. "What Tree Did You Fall From?," a Celtic version of astrology, is the perfect distraction for those awaiting the Wedding March.

Find your birthday and its corresponding tree; see if the personality traits listed match yours. If you're an apple tree (December 23 to 31), are you flirtatious, adventurous, always in love? If you're a fir (July 5 to 14), are you sophisticated, moody, industrious? Let guests read up -- and let the conversations bloom.

Download the Personality List

Comments (31)

  • vanny123 11 Aug, 2014

    Is the "complete template" simply the personality tree list and description (2 pages)?

  • craftlover612 24 Aug, 2011

    I am also trying to change the colors. I have downloaded a few pdf to word doc converters and none are working yet. Could someone just tell me which website they used and what they downloaded to convert it? Btw, I am using a mac, but I don't think that is the problem. Love this idea though, It's so cute!

  • mulliganstew77 6 Sep, 2010

    The trees are repeated several times on the front. ; )

  • loopydivachristy 6 Sep, 2010

    I tried this, and it printed just beautifully, but it left off the names of the trees, except for the very last one, Hazelnut Tree. Am I supposed to just put whatever I want for the tree names?? And, it didn't show enough to match up with all the trees listed, either. Am I missing something really simple? It wouldn't surprise me.

  • loopydivachristy 6 Sep, 2010

    I tried this, and it printed just beautifully, but it left off the names of the trees, except for the very last one, Hazelnut Tree. Am I supposed to just put whatever I want for the tree names?? And, it didn't show enough to match up with all the trees listed, either. Am I missing something really simple? It wouldn't surprise me.

  • MomofAmelia 5 Jul, 2010

    I'm trying to use part of this in a wedding program. What software are you using? I'm using Microsoft Publisher and am having a few problems. I can change the color of the fonts, but not the color of the tree. Any suggestions

  • Tish318 29 May, 2010

    Zamzar doesn't have an extension for a Word format. Looks like you can just convert it to other "picture" files -- i.e., bmp, jpeg, etc.

  • horrorshow7 18 Jan, 2010

    Hi - Try this site: http://www.zamzar.com/
    It's a free on-line file conversion.
    Good luck. :)

  • Alex80 14 Oct, 2009

    Hello - Im also not sure how to convert the pdf to word. If someone could send a copy in word format to slwillard@hotmail.com that would be much appreciated.
    Thank you!

  • genalynn 4 Oct, 2009

    Can you e-mail me your word document? I can't get it to work. genastallings@gmail.com

    Thanks!!!!

  • teacher_jenny 23 Jul, 2009

    FYI- I figured it out!!! If you want to change the picture color, font color, or font type you need to convert this pdf document into a word doc. Follow these steps:

    1. Download a file converter online (free)
    2. Convert the pdf into a word doc.
    3. Change whatever you want!!

    I hope this helps someone!!!

  • teacher_jenny 23 Jul, 2009

    FYI- I figured it out!!! If you want to change the picture color, font color, or font type you need to convert this pdf document into a word doc. Follow these steps:

    1. Download a file converter online (free)
    2. Convert the pdf into a word doc.
    3. Change whatever you want!!

    I hope this helps someone!!!

  • teacher_jenny 22 Jul, 2009

    So is it safe to asume that no one has figured out how to change the font color?

  • HelensRose 29 May, 2009

    OK, so I'm a dummy....It was the personality test dnld...

  • HelensRose 29 May, 2009

    Great Idea: clicked "download template" and only thing that came up was contributors comments...anyone figure out where the template dnld for "Take a Bough" is? If so, take a bow and let us know!

  • slb1028 11 Mar, 2009

    What is the best way to add my information to the adjoining pages? Also, did anyone ever find out how to change the font color?

  • slb1028 11 Mar, 2009

    What is the best way to add my information to the adjoining pages? Also, did anyone ever figure out how to change the font color?

  • itsadatedesign 5 Jan, 2009

    For frames, you could try a site such as iStockPhoto for downloadable jpegs or eps files, if you search for 'frames' or 'shields' or 'bookplates' you'll come up with lots of options - these ones are particularly cute: http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/object/4617020_book_plates.php?i...

  • itsadatedesign 5 Jan, 2009

    The type for the "Tree" page is Edwardian Script ITC. I'd say the rest of the types might be Martha Stewart custom type, I typed "Ellen" in Edwardian Script and it looked pretty similar to the picture!

  • jnmheim 22 Dec, 2008

    I too would like to know how to change the font color

  • oopsydaisy92 2 Dec, 2008

    I'd like to print this out in a different color. How can we change the color of the font and tree image?

  • bensendtobe 2 Dec, 2008

    For my Irish wedding just a few weeks ago, we printed these on nice ivory paper with hunter green text (my colors) and we put them inside the programs. Many guests complimented us on them and said it was fun to read them while everyone was getting seated before the ceremony.

  • peaches2400 18 Sep, 2008

    Can anyone tell me where I can find the frame that is located on the cover of the program?

  • dmdesiato 24 Aug, 2008

    Instead of clicking on the link above to open the PDF in your browser, the easier thing to do is right-click on the link and select "save link as". That way you can save it directly to your computer and the PDF won't cause your browser to freeze up.

  • mingusdew6 5 Aug, 2008

    I used the www.whatafont.com and it guessed that the font was 'Leipziger Antiqua'. However, it doesn't look like an exact match to me... I wish there was a PDF for the rest too!

  • louielafrance 28 Jul, 2008

    I love this idea but have no idea how to use it. I can't add my information to the adjoining pages and it seems to be too large for all the 8.5x11 program templates I have found. Can anyone give me some pointers?

  • biancalief 11 Jul, 2008

    Try the website www.whatthefont.com it always helps me to identify the font

  • triciashawn 9 Jul, 2008

    Can anyone identify the fonts used in the "What Tree..." insert? Also, I'd like to find the program cover as well. It would be great if I could use consistent fonts throughout. I'm guessing Garamond and Edwardian Script but I haven't tested that out yet.

  • Kentuckian 8 Jul, 2008

    it's not working for me either!

  • JEM5 5 Jul, 2008

    The link to this template won't download. Is this working for anyone else?

  • debbieheadtravis 3 Jul, 2008

    A fun thing. You should do an entire book of these items that can be downloaded that way they never disapear