DIY Wedding - Crossword and Pencil

July 2012

Not all your guests will know each other, but they will either know the bride or groom. We wanted an ice breaker, to help guests initiate conversation with each other. A personal crossword can do just that, mixed in with some classic wedding themed questions. When well presented, the crossword can also add some great detail photography opportunities. Also, having only one crossword for every two guests helps to push guests together, while keeping costs low.

We used a piece of free PC software called Eclipse Crossword (www.eclipsecrossword.com) to create the crossword, you simply enter in your answers, along with the clues, and the software calculates a layout. You can keep generating different layouts until a well balanced crossword is created. The software conveniently exports into a number of different formats.

We took it a step further and took the exported crossword and imported the chosen layout to match all our wedding stationary.

For around £15 you can also have personalised engraved pencils with rubbers. The engraving can have a personal touch, names and a date (Mr and Mrs Name, 01.01.1900), a traditional saying (Horse and Carriage), an equation of love (Mr + Mrs = Love), the sentimental possibilities are almost endless. Along with eBay, there are plenty of suppliers (www.wenameit.co.uk) offering a variety of styles and colours, you simply need to find the best pencil for your theme. The pencil can also be taken by guests as a reminder of the day, out of 50 pencils we only collected a handful left behind the following day.

Below is a sample of the clues we included on our crossword, a good number are general questions with a mix about the day and the Bride and Groom.

Across
1. The name of the venue (two words - 7,4)...
4. The Bride's favourite Danish chocolatier (two words - 6,4)...
7. How many hired chairs at the reception (two words - 3,7)... (One Hundred)
10. The Bride's maiden name - perhaps (8)...
12. The name of the road the Bride and Groom live on (7)...
15. You can carry her in your pocket (5)... (Polly)
17. A Royal middle name (7)... (Charles)
18. Clark of the Daily Planet (4)... (Kent)
19. The Bride's number of Aunties (5)...
20. The Groom's number of Aunties (4)...
22. A marriage ceremony (7)... (Wedding)
26. The Bride lost it in the garden (two words - 10,4)...
28. Go with a bang (9)... (Fireworks)
29. All creatures great and ____ (5)... (Small)
30. A girl’s best friend (8)... (Diamonds)
31. The Bride and Groom's combined age (5)...
32. Gambling card game (5)... (Poker)

Down
2. Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ____ (7)... (Married)
3. City where the Bride was born (6)...
5. Something old, new, borrowed, and ____ (4)... (Blue)
6. The pub the Bride and Groom first met (three words - 3,5,3)...
8. A synthetic clothing fabric (9)...
9. The village the Church is in (11)...
11. The wedding car (two words - 4,5)...
12. Your first meal after marriage (9)... (Breakfast)
13. The Bride's favourite National Park (two words - 9,5)...
14. Divider of wedding guests (5)... (Aisle)
15. Church perch (3)... (Pew)
16. Goes together like horse and carriage (three words - 4,3,8)... (Love And Marriage)
21. The main colour theme of the wedding (two words - 4,3)...
22. Charles's domain (5)... (Wales)
23. Garfield's owner (3)...
24. A versatile green vegetable, can be mushy (3)...
25. Hardtopped sports car, with an extra e (6)...
27. Which local school did we both attend (6)...

Jon Coupée

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