A Fabulous Scrabulous Wedding

I think I will probably cement my geekiness by saying this, but I have a lot of love for people who have wedding themes and are willing to work hard to carry them through. We have a bit of a theme in that we’ve got some video game/sci fi elements in our reception, but for the most part we’re just picking things we like and trying to work them together in a way that looks nice.

Anyway, I’ve been reading the blog posts of the lovely Miss Lovebug and Miss Petunia whose typewriter and Monopoly themes I absolutely love and it got me to thinking about what might make for a good theme wedding.

What is cool and fun but would lend itself to different elements of a wedding? I was racking my brain when I checked my Facebook account and my mystery theme stared right back at me in the form of a Scrabulous* request. Scrabble!
So today, because I think it’s too cool to pass up, and because I’m kind of at a standstill with my own wedding planning, I present to you lovely Weddingbee readers Miss Hummingbird’s Fabulous Scrabulous Wedding!

If you’re going to plan a wedding, to keep your tiles and thoughts in order, you’re going to need a planner.

Notebook from Psychedelic Tara’s Groovy Gift Emporium.

Once you get your planning in gear, you’re definitely going to need invitations . . .
Invite from The Paper Crown.

And when your invitated guests arrive at the wedding, they can sign your awesome Scrabble guestbook!
Guestbook from Repaper.

You can give your hubby Scrabble cufflinks for his suit . . .
Cufflinks from Gr0glmann’s Retro Classic Cufflinks.
(FYI – They have a lot of cool toy/boardgame themed cufflinks if anyone is in the market for some.)

Deck your girls out in some Scrabble Necklaces . . .
Necklaces from Littleput Books.

Bling out your bouquet with a Scrabble charm . . .
Charm from Paper Mojo by Wrighthandy.

And exchange Scrabble rings with your beloved!
Ring from Found and Made.

Then, after the ceremony you can give your guests little Scrabble magnet favours
Magnets from Littleput Books.

And last but not least, sugar them up with your awesome Scrabble cake!
Cake from Pink Cake Box

Not only does it look cool, but it’s an awesome theme for boardgame enthusiasts, writers and word lovers alike! (And seriously, how cool does that cake look?)

Since I love this kind of stuff and since I’m eager to hear about other people’s wedding plans, I want to know – What is your fantasy wedding theme and/or what theme are you using for your wedding?

(* = Maybe it’s just me, but everytime I play Scrabulous, I end up singing a song about it to the tune of Fergie’s “Glamorous” – “If you ain’t got no tiles, take yo’ dumb ass home, S-C-R-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!”)


Mrs. Hummingbird

Wedding Date:
June 2008
A Preview Of Our Centerpieces
How A Random Weddingbee Reader Found My Dress
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    Angel 1263 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:10 pm

    One of my brides/friends is a scrabble tournament player, so I’m always sending her stuff like the pendants and the book (that’s the first time I’ve seen that cake though!). You bet I’m sending her this post too. :)

    Oh, and you can use scrabble tiles to set the mood for your font, as part of escort cards (corresponding last names letters), spell out table numbers and take photos (ala Miss Lovebug & crew).

    Does anyone else feel like throwing a scrabble party?

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    tberry 488 posts, Helper bee @ 4:18 pm

    Oh my god! I love this idea. I may steal it eaither that or maybe use Sudoku! How much fun is this!

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    Liz, Guest @ 4:18 pm

    That is an awesome idea. We are having a casino theme. We are having craps, blackjack, and poker tables for everyone to play. We are using chips and dice in our centerpieces. I am going to have casino something on our cake topper. All our paper products have a pair of dice kinda in the background too. It’s simply done. I didn’t want to over do it.

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    Jayme-Lyn 71 posts, Worker bee @ 4:26 pm

    I LOVE THIS CAKE! and I totally have those cufflinks in earring form!

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    scenelady, Guest @ 4:43 pm

    Great ideas! Another favor….. a nice scrabble chocolate bar!

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    pinky55, Guest @ 5:03 pm

    OMG I am a scrabble-a-holic. I also love scrabble-related schwag. (Case in point: I have a very cheesy t-shirt that I have actually NEVER worn, not even in the house, that says… stop looking at my rack!)

    I LOVE YOUR THEME and all the cute scrabble stuff you found.

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    lovebug 712 posts, Busy bee @ 5:39 pm

    Ooooh, I love it! I have a really funny Scrabble-in law story. Maybe I should blog it.

    Yeah, this has serious potential.

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    hwong14, Guest @ 6:58 pm

    I LOVE it! Scrabble is our favorite game! And I love Facebook’s Scrabulous as well.

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    beanchar 549 posts, Busy bee @ 7:06 pm

    Someone’s been Etsy touring! You are totally Scrabulous, Hum.

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    Kmac, Guest @ 7:27 pm

    Thanks for that post! I luckily managed to get the last “I Love You Forever” card from The Paper Crown! We’re Scrabble junkies!

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    julieulie 266 posts, Helper bee @ 7:32 pm

    I originally asked for a Scrabble-themed wedding, which was shot down. Then, I asked for a science-themed wedding (you know, using beakers instead of candles, erlenmeyer flasks instead of vases, etc.), and that was shot down. Finally, I asked for a Steelers-themed wedding, and that was shot down.
    My fiance is no fun, and our wedding will be themeless.

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    Red, Guest @ 8:02 pm

    Love themed weddings!! We seriously considered a Scrabble-themed wedding as well since we love playing Scrabble together, but we went with a college/school theme instead since it was a bit more cohesive.

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    chickadee 208 posts, Helper bee @ 8:03 pm

    Aww those Scrabble cufflinks are just so cute. Who knew there were so many Scrabble-related things out there in the world?

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    petunia 287 posts, Helper bee @ 9:37 pm

    julie – I don’t know how I got Mr. Petunia to agree to the whole Monopoly thing myself, to be honest: he’s been a bit of a stick in the mud about it sometimes, so we’ve kept some things traditional still, like cake, etc….=(

    So this whole Scrabble thing sounds totally cool Miss Hummingbird! Just musing on it at this point or thinking about it more seriously? It’s so hard to commit to an idea, isn’t it?

    (I especially love the cake!)

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    shannonpants, Guest @ 10:19 pm

    mmm i feel you on the scrabble love!

    i turned our scrabble board into art and my fiance got a little bit peeved at me (but that’s what scrabulous is for!):


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    hummingbird 192 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:05 am

    Hey ladies! Yeah I’m just musing on themes since we’re kind of locked into a style already with our video game tables and Star Wars cake – I call it geek chic!
    Anyway, thanks for all your stories and for the Scrabble props. I love going through pics and coming up with cool ideas/themes.

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    NicoleB, Guest @ 11:16 am

    uhhh… I love this idea! it is so great, too bad I am already married! I guess I will just have to use your ideas for another party! Thanks!

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    cupcake 1456 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:37 am

    I said this last night to friends, and I’ll say it again….. thank God for the internet when wedding planning! Love the Scrabble cake :-)

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    Dnagail, Guest @ 5:32 pm

    My hubby and I set up my MIL with a Scrabble birth announcement. We “got the game started” before she showed up, set our first words, and supplied our racks so we could use words like SURPRISE, GRANNY, BABY, etc. We had to draw her attention to it though. lol

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    kimbee, Guest @ 9:54 am

    My finace and I are going to have swizzle sticks with Scrabble tiles hot glued to the end and we are going to have people sign a scrabble board as our guest book!

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    scrabble cheat, Guest @ 9:39 am

    haha.. that’s a nice wedding cake. how many points did placing those words bring in to the players? 😉

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    Diane, Guest @ 8:42 pm

    I was joking w/my fiance about somehow incorporating scrabble into the wedding. Glad to see other like-minded word freaks…he thinks we’d scare people off, but it’s no secret I’m scrabble crazy!

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    Marie Lore, Guest @ 11:52 am

    Just read all these fab Scrable Ideas but I think I may just use it for my daughters shower. I like the idea of guests leaving her messages on their mini boards. I must work out some kinks. Lately I only have half thoughts and ideas.

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    Mama Picture This, Guest @ 10:26 pm

    Oh I wish you’d gotten that Scrabble Wedding! I could have done all your signs! I have a Happily Ever After and a The Bride & The Groom and working on Here Comes the Bride and more!

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