(Closed) teacher wedding ideas

posted 9 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I’m a teacher too, and we’re having tall vases filled with red apples as centerpieces.  It helps that red is one of our colors, but we wanted the applese because of the teacher thing:)

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I do not know if you would be able or interested in doing it (I see your wedding is during the summer), but a friend of mine who is also a teacher had her students line the aisle where she entered and they each handed her a flower (callas and roses) that made up her bouquet when she got to the end of the aisle.  It made the rest of us who were teachers in the audience a bit jealous that we had not ever thought of that.

 I also really like the idea of the yearbook guest book.  It would take time to prepare it so that the names of all your guests were listed along with their photo though.  But, it would be super-cute to have something like that for them to sign.

 Because I taught high school, most of my ideas are more related to that – have the program read like a class schedule and name the tables for subjects/ activities (recess, art, choir, etc.).  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Red apples are, of course, a great idea! What subjects do you teach? That might be a fun way to get more specific with the details.

As is, you could have small chalkboards with your table numbers written on them, and have red apples as your placecard holders (maybe put the name and table number on a green paper "leaf" attached to the stem?). You could also give out number 2 pencils with your names and wedding date engraved in them as favors. 

I’m sure a little more brainstorming will turn up a number of ideas! 

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Oh, I also think that a ceremony program written up like a syllabus would be a cute idea!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

My husband and I are both teachers (high school English and middle school history), and we originally wanted an education themed wedding; however, we went with subtle hints instead of a lot of overt education stuff.  So no apples for us, but here is what we did do:

  • Our reverened was a friend of ours who taught AP US History, the theme of the "sermon" was "A Lesson on Love" and it focused on the history of love (PM me if you would like a copy of the sermon for ideas). 
  • We had a Venn Diagram in our program (click here for a pic).
  • We got married on a college campus — UCLA, in the faculty center.
  • Our guest book was a photobook (I made it on mpix.com) that looked like a yearbook — everyone signed it like it was a yearbook.
  • Two former students of mine sang and played guitar at the wedding.
  • Our table names were based on schools where we had either taught or attended — we included our school photos on them (click here for a pic).

Other ideas we had but didn’t follow through with: giving a scan-tron test during the cocktail hour – winners would get to take home the centerpieces (the test would be about us), using rulers that said some silly quote about love measuring up as the favor, having our reverend ask questions of the audience (class) and having people prepared to raise their hands with the answers.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow, awesome ideas, I can’t wait to see your photos after the wedding!

Post # 12
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Wannabee

One of my clients was a first grade teacher and she had on the last page of the program “Marriage Advice from First Graders”  it was hysterical, some of them were: 

  • Ways to be a good husband: buy the wife a puppy, help her if she has a baby in her stomach, etc..
  • Ways to be a good wife: to clean the house, to cook rice and beans, go with her husband on the honeymoon.  Too funny.

Good luck!! 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

wow, I wish I was a teacher now.  You guys have some great ideas.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Use Jackson 5’s ABC as your "get-out-on-the-dancefloor" song!

And maybe Sam Cooke’s ‘Wonderful World’??

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

how i wish to have all of my students in my wedding.

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