Thursday, January 17, 2013

Scrabble, Crosswords, & Books, Oh My

I alluded to our book themed wedding in a previous post. After discarding the math theme (somewhat sadly—although I was only ever semi-serious), we fully embraced a books, words, and just general literary theme. We are planning on including several ideas besides the book centerpieces—which to recap look something like these (the two on the left).

Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by ee Photography

I'd like to use a mix of books from family members and books that we buy ourselves. Some of my family members have already mentioned that they have copies of several classics—but the idea of having books to take from the wedding to start our own personal library is also a huge draw for me. In ten or twenty years I want to be able to look at the books we bought (in our library of course) and know that they have been with us since the beginning. Mr. Lemur and I have started looking at old bookstores and thrift shops and buying just a handful of our favorite books at a time. An older man from our church who loves old books has also sweetly bought us over twenty classics as a wedding present, which is so special!

But besides the book centerpieces, I love these inspiration pictures of crossword puzzle programs:

Image via The Knot / Photo by Altura Studio

My idea is to use all the information you would normally have on a program—names of bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc.—plus some information about ourselves as the clues. We could also include a message of thanks at the bottom. I think I would have these sitting at each place for the reception—I don't think I would want guests working on them during the ceremony.

I have one more big "inspiration" to tie in our literary theme!

So I may have gone a little crazy on the Scrabble inspiration... but how could I say no? I think my favorite is the label for the cake—it's just perfect! I am so doing this. Although I love the ring shot with the Scrabble letters as well.

I think with these three ideas we've cemented the theme—I'd like to add more, but I also don't want to go overboard. Anything else I should add? Suggestions on projects that are impossible, possible, or really super easy (preferred)?

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