(Closed) Incorporate poetry into my wedding – is this a good idea? Please help :)

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

I love that idea πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

Perhaps have someone do a reading of a poem during your ceremony? 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

@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 # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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 # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Romance is why we all ended up wanting to marry the love of our lives. Write away girl! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • 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.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

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