Crossword Progress Report

So instead of just coming up with really cool projects, I decided to actually work on one. (Oh, is that how this whole DIY thing works?) Namely, the crossword puzzle. It took me a lot longer than I expected to come up with the words & clues! Here’s a sneak peek…


Personal photo—I started blurring our names, but it just wasn’t the same! So I went back and edited the .doc file to get a new shot. Obviously the ones given to our guests have our real names.

You’ll have to wait on the rest! When I was working on the crossword puzzle though, I got a grand idea. Have you seen the “I Spy” cards all over Pinterest/wedding blogs? They look like this:


Image via Etsy / Photo by uluckygirl

Well, I can make one of those! Except personalized, of course. Oh, and I had this idea for a cute layered set-up for everyone’s place at the table. Here’s what I’m thinking—apart, they would look like this (ignore the rough mock-up…):


Then, I would layer them together, add a pencil, and tie with a piece of ribbon (in the wedding colors!). It would look like this:


Photos courtesy of my awesome PowerPoint skills. *ahem*

What do you think? Will it work? Do you think guests would use them (do the crossword, take pictures, etc.)? Remember that it’s a morning brunch wedding!


Mrs. Lemur

Greenville, South Carolina
Wedding Date:
May 2013
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  1. msarmadillo Member
    msarmadillo 497 posts, Helper bee @ 9:52 am

    So cute! I would definitely love something like this as a guest, so I say go for it!

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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 10:08 am

    I think your guests will love this!

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    FoolsintheRain 1007 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:27 am

    yes! I always love those types of activities!

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    This Time Round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 10:37 am

    Very cute… and ORIGINAL. And I LOVE how you’ve packaged them altogether. I say go for it.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:55 am

    I would also love something like this as a guest! This is super cute and fun, especially the crossword puzzle. Love love love!

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    Neat Idea, Guest @ 10:57 am

    Great idea….but your probably should keep working on it. The crossword clues are kind of boring. You need fun answers, not just demographics.

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 11:08 am

    Thanks guys! Guests don’t have to do it of course—just wanted to give them an option! One thing I didn’t mention is that we’re not doing a formal program, so some of the more demographic questions are aimed towards filling in some of the things that would normally be on a program.

    @Neat Idea: I added in a comment about using the demographics as a program substitute above, but you have a good point! I’ll definitely try to include some fun answers as well—I already have some, but they’re not in this shot.

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    josina 687 posts, Busy bee @ 11:44 am

    Love! I did something similar, making 4×6 thank you cards, and on the opposite of each one was either an I Spy, a Crossword, or a Mad Libs. I ordered personalized pink golf pencils off ebay and scattered these on the tables. They had our names and wedding date on them and were super affordable!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 1:12 pm

    @Josina: Oh I wanted to do personalized pencils too! I couldn’t find any good deals unless I ordered like 500… uhh no. I was looking for full size though—I didn’t even think about golf pencils! I wish I would have checked eBay first :/

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 2:12 pm

    i think thats really cute. what are your sizes? you could do a perforated edge instead of two separate papers…so you dont have to cut!

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    josina 687 posts, Busy bee @ 2:19 pm

    @Miss Lemur: The pencils I bought off ebay were 48 pencils for $11.50 with the personalization and I got them super fast. Just search ‘personalized golf pencils’ if you’re still interested! They have lots of colors available.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:28 pm

    This will be super cute, I would love to have this waiting for me as a guest!

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    cinderella92 278 posts, Helper bee @ 9:44 pm

    So cute!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:56 pm

    As a guest at a wedding, I would definitely do this! What a beautiful idea!

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 7:08 am

    @Miss Gray Wolf: We decided to do the puzzles 8.5×8.5″ and the I Spys were three to a sheet. It worked out really well because we got a great deal on printing and cutting! I didn’t even have to do it myself.

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:33 am

    I like the presentation. We did the I spy cards and no one payed attention to them… oh well.

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