Some may say I’m more than a bit competitive (don’t know where they got that idea!) but I’ve always been a huge board game fan. Get together some of my favourite people, a game of choice (scrabble, articulate and cranium are the current hits!) and I’m in my element. So when I spotted the latest wedding theme trend for using scrabble in your big day I couldn’t wait to find out more!
While the obvious route to go is to use your scrabble pieces as place settings, it doesn’t have to be reserved for your wedding day itself. I love that scrabble was used in the bridal shower images above. I know bridal showers aren’t as common in Ireland as hen parties but why not organise a bit of afternoon tea fun and style it up with soft chic colours and scrabble place names?
Engagement shoots are also the ideal opportunity for maximising the scrabble trend potential. From giant scrabble pieces, to spelling out love notes to each other, the opportunities are endless and bring a quirky personal twist to your images.
While we all probably have a scrabble board and letters lying around somewhere at home, it’s likely you’ll need to invest in a few more tiles to complete your collection for a bit of a DIY session. Etsy and Ebay have loads of tiles for sale at pocket friendly prices to get you started, as well as other fantastic scrabble related goodies.
Some of my favourite finds were a printable scrabble invitation by elsiej and this gorgeous handmade scrabble guest book by repaper. But the piece de resistance had to be the edible scrabble tiles I found on etsy by andispecialitysweets! Yes you heard me right, you can buy edible tiles and tile racks for all your guests place settings, and then they can munch away on them to their hearts content! Love it!
Even if you don’t opt for the edible place settings option, I think personalising your guests seat with their own scrabble place card is a really fun and cute way of doing it. You can use the scrabble tile rack, or try arrange the letters in a frame. Or if you’re feeling really crafty you could glue the letters together to make a standalone setting.
I also love the idea of using the tiles for different signs you may have for guests, perhaps at the guest book table, table names or a sweet display.
Escort cards aren’t something you see too often at Irish weddings but I think they can be one of the most visually stunning aspects and a great opportunity to get creative. Often shunned in favour of table plans, escort cards direct guests to their allocated table, where they then find a place card to mark their exact seat.
I love escort cards but I think Irish brides are turned off them as they seem like a lot of work. But have no fear, lucky for you I discovered that the stunning escort cards you see above are available to buy on etsy from ssanchez!
Your bouquet is an ideal opportunity to express a bit of personality, or a message that means something to you. How cool is the bouquet made from brooches and scrabble tiles above? Button Bouquets Ireland can create a similar bouquet for you, or if you’re feeling really creative you could try making your own at the Vintage Heirloom Bridal Bouquet Training workshop! It would be a lovely way of incorporating family jewellery and a beautiful momento to keep from your day.
Last but not least for the scrabble inspiration is wedding cake ideas! From traditional tiered cakes, to cupcakes it all works. Use the scrabble tiles on the cake itself, or create your own personalised cake topper like the one below from thequirkycorncrib, yet again on etsy!
I hope you love this trend as much as I do…let me know if you have or will use it in your big day!
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