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14 July, 2010

Photo by Jagger Photography via Forget Me Knot Weddings

Here’s a mini-trend that’s all over the blogosphere at the moment, and I think it’s absolutely charming! Scrabble might be something you like to do with your fiance, it might be something you have in common – it might even be how he proposed, or perhaps it’s just a cute twist on the current monogram or sign trends. Whatever the reason, there are lots of things you can do to incorporate Scrabble into your wedding.

You could…


Include it in your engagement shoot…
Scrabble can be a great accessory for your engagement shoot. Use it to spell out your names and/or words that mean something to you. Or why not write your wedding date and use the photograph as your save the date? Photos by Stephanie Ann via Style Me Pretty (left); OneLove Photography via Wedding Chicks (right)


Use it for seating charts or escort cards…
Photos by Polly Alexandre via Style Me Pretty (top left); Elizabeth Anne Designs (top right); Sarah McGee Photography (bottom left and right)


Spell out guests’ names at their table settings…
Photos by Polly Alexandre via Style Me Pretty (left) and Lindsey Aitken (right).


Signpost your cake, guest book, dessert tables, etc…
Photos by You Look Nice Today via Ruffled (left); Jagger Photography via Forget Me Knot Weddings (top and bottom right)


Buy or DIY monogram scrabble cufflinks…
Cufflinks from Crimson King on Etsy (left); Photo by Orange Girl Photographs via Style Me Pretty


Have it on your cake…
Photo by Jan Garcia via The Bride’s Cafe


Give out DIY magnet favours to your guests (DIY tutorial here)


Include Scrabble as part of the entertainment…
Among others, I’ve seen a wedding where the couple had a Scrabble station, and another where each table was given a different game, also including jenga and tic tac toe. Photo by Two Ring Studios


Leave a set of letters on each table as a talking point.
My friend Lindsey did this, and she said it was one of their best ideas. All their guests had fun making up (mostly rude!) verses using the tiles on their table. (Similarly, you could provide a set of magnetic poetry tiles for guests to play with.) Photo: Lindsey Aitken

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. 14 July, 2010 5:26 pm

    Whoa. Ok, I LOVE scrabble, and I love it in my weddings. So I adooooore this little gathering you’ve put together here. Amazing job, truly! I’m so inspired!

    • capclassique permalink*
      14 July, 2010 11:02 pm

      Thanks so much Alison! I just love how playful Scrabble is in a wedding!

  2. 14 July, 2010 10:35 pm

    I’m a huge Scrabble fan! I can’t get anyone to play with me anymore…because I always win…he he! Just love all the pics you found. Great post!

    xoxo
    kristi

    • capclassique permalink*
      14 July, 2010 11:04 pm

      Thank you Kristi! I admit I couldn’t play with you either – despite being an editor by trade, I am completely rubbish at Scrabble! I still love it though. ;)
      So glad you commented, because now I have discovered your blog and I absolutely love it. You’ve gone straight onto my Google Reader!
      xx

  3. 15 July, 2010 6:04 am

    Super fun post!

  4. 17 June, 2011 3:04 pm

    Great post ~ scrabble is an awesome touch at weddings. Lots of fab ideas on how to incorporate it too :)

  5. Cecile permalink
    30 August, 2011 12:05 pm

    HI . I love your ideas. Would really like to know where I can get hold of some scrabble tiles. Maybe you can help me?

    • capclassique permalink*
      6 September, 2011 12:28 pm

      Hi Cecile! Scrabble tiles are popular with scrapbookers, so you may be able to find them at a local craft store (or, of course, you could buy a set from a toy store, depending on how much you need). Alternatively, eBay is your best bet, especially for specific letters or lots of 100 or more. xx

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