Post # 1
Bees, I have degree in literature and so would want to incorporate that little bit of me into our wedding. We are having this elegant, whimsical, vintage wedding and I believe it would add beauty to the whole event. I am still debating how to do it though.
At this point I decided to make small notes with a love poem quote on it and fold it as a heart (got tutorial from google how to do this) and put it on each plate for guests. So they will have a small message waiting for them when they sit at the dinner table.
Also, maybe instead of a stadard sign A and B’s wedding here, I would design a Cloth/canvas in my wedding colors and paint/write on it a love quote, again as a welcoming note to guests.
But I am not sure if this is sufficient or nice enough. What do you think? Any other ideas/suggestions?
Post # 3
I love that idea 🙂 I also have a degree in literature and writing and Fiance and I will have a book themed wedding, books as part of the centerpieces, tables named after books, bookmarks as favours etc 🙂
Perhaps have someone do a reading of a poem during your ceremony?
Post # 4
I think that would be lovely. I too am having a poem instead of having the wedding music we have decided to have a harpist play and my close friend say a poem as we walk down the isle together. I wanted to created something that would be a reflection of our love for each other.
Post # 5
@Jacqui90: and @niasg1: girls your ideas are so beautiful and lovely 🙂
I am also planning to read my fiance a poem I Carry Your Heart by E.E. Cummings as a surprise during a toast.
Bookmark as a favor is such a great idea, something that everyone will definitely use !
Post # 6
@Nanuli: I would say that as far as writing poetry instead of vows goes…it’s often not a good idea. A degree in Eng Lit does not automatically make you good at poetry writing, and most of the weddings I went to where this happened were seriously cringey. I know it meant a lot to the couple, but everybody else was trying not to laugh at the awful poems they had written together.
Post # 7
@BridieBea: Hey! Thanks, but I meant hand-writing quotes from different poems on small note papers, not rewriting poems to suit us. Definitely not talented enough for that 🙂
Post # 8
@Nanuli: It depends on how far you want to take poetry as a theme. The touches you described will be lovely.
if you want to do more:
-you could name your tables after poets
-you could incorporate books of poetry into your centerpieces
– you could incorporate a few lines of a favorite poem ny painting or projecting them onto a backdrop
– you could embroider your favorite line on a sheer overlay that you place on the cake table. Place the embroidery so it will be seen when people are looking at or taking pictures of the cake
-you could make small personalized books of your favorite poems as a favor
Post # 9
@julies1949: These are awesome ideas, thank you, I will definitely use a few! 🙂
Post # 10
I was just reading a great post on a blog about a wedding with a “vintage library” theme! Here’s the link to a bunch of pictures and the rest of the post. It might give you some inspiration for ways to incorporate writing!
Post # 11
@NorthernBelle10: This is fantastic! Tons of thanks! 🙂
Post # 12
I was thinking about having my dad recite Poe’s annebelle Lee. Simply because he loves that peom and always finds a reason to start reciting it.
Post # 13
Romance is why we all ended up wanting to marry the love of our lives. Write away girl! 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I think those are beautiful!!
Yould could also make poem table numbers – frame a poem for each table and put the table number at the top of the text. Or instead of table numbers, have a theme where each table is named after a famous poet.