Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Library-Themed Wedding

Diana & I have finished putting together our handmade (yes we did it ourselves (although huge thanks must also go out to Joyce and Amy (http://www.amybach.org/) who helped cut hundreds of these invites) and have the blisters to prove it) wedding invitations; most of you probably won't get an invite (sorry about that), but I still wanted to share with you what they look like. It's a library theme (it sounds geeky, but it fits us because we both work in libraries...she's a library assistant @ a college and is pursuing a library degree, and I am a librarian).



36 comments:

tmamone said...

Hahaha! That's cute.

Rachel Pennig said...

As a fellow librarian I am outraged by your casual use of the Dewey Decimal System. 365.49? Penal and related institutions? Are you saying your marriage is like a jail sentence? How about 306 for culture and institutions, or 021 for library relationships?

Actually, I really love these. Makes me what to get remarried. Are you going to have you reception in a library?

Scott Douglas said...

We knew only a librarian would get that joke! Most people see LOVE and think "How cute they have the call number and everything!"

Unfortunately we had too many guest to do it in a library, but we are decking out the hall sort of like a library...

Anonymous said...

We didn't go with the whole library theme throughout, but our Save the Date cards were patterned after old due date cards and had the destination, 917.472, as our Dewey shout-out.

DissolvedGirl said...

365.49: that's the best inside joke. Ever.

Jessie said...

I got one, I got one! I showed everyone I know!! Which is like...one person.

skeetykat said...

Thats so charming and off main! How lucky the two of you are to find each other!:) Congrats!

Fern Chasida said...

That's so cool! Congratulations!

ChitownGirl said...

You two are lucky to have found each other! Good luck! Love the 365.49!

Bill said...

We did the same with the birth annoucment for our youngest. We put a shelf of books on the announcement, each with a name of our older children and ourselves with a Dewey number on each book befitting each of us. We sent these announcements out to library friends... Everybody else got a "regular" birth announcement.

Danell said...

Explain the 365.49 to those of us that aren't librarians. I get the 365 (days in a year) and Love. Whats the .49?

Schu said...

I love this!!! Congrats!

Giles Martin said...

As far as can see, 365.49 has never been used in Dewey. 365.4 is prisons for specific kinds of inmates, and the closest number is 365.48 Military prisons. If 365.49 were ever used, it would probably be prisons for other kinds of inmates -- perhaps with an including note for husbands and wives :)

Anonymous said...

May you have many happy renewals!

Anonymous said...

I love this! I'll have to keep it in mind for myself if I ever take the plunge. Of course, I'd have to use LCC instead of Dewey being an academic librarian.

Reading_Sarah said...

These are totally great. I love the ole ball and chain joke. Were I ever to get married I don't know if I'd have the wherewithal to go this far but I'm amazed and amused.

Anonymous said...

"Diana & I have finished putting together are handmade..."

it's "our" not "are"
sorry...i love the invitations though?
i blame the linguistics minor.

Scott Douglas said...

thanks...problem fixed!

Anonymous said...

The Wedding invites are so cute. CONGRATULATIONS.

sdn said...

i loved this so much that i sent it to all of my librarian friends. (i'm an editor.)

i often use dewey numbers as my status messages and get IMs saying things like: "i'm sorry you have a headache!" or "you're going to england?"

Kate said...

That rocks! I love when people send out invites that represent themselves.

Best wishes!

Allison said...

That is awesome! My husband and I got married this summer and also had a library-themed wedding. (We met while both working at the library, I'm getting my MLIS) We had Dewey-Decimal numbered tables, (eg, 100, 200, 300, and the head table was Reference) a book cake, and Dover Thrift books for favors. It worked really well!
Congrats to you and your fiance!!

Andrea Rabbia said...

I love the invitation and came to visit your site just for that.

I must say how disappointed I was to see you misspelled Melvil in your poll, though :(
Poor, old Mevil Dewey - the irrepressible reformer...

Astrophe, An said...

Damn. I wish we'd thought of something like that ;-)

Anonymous said...

"May you have many happy renewals!"

Hm. Our library allows just two renewals and then you have turn the item in. If no one else wants it, you can have it back...

..better make it a 30 year circulation.

Congrats!

Jessica said...

Hahaha, what a cute theme wedding you have there, this is my first time to see a library themed wedding...

Thanks a lot for sharing, I love them a lot.

Not to forget, congrats on your wonderful wedding!!

Jessica,
"Secrets to Your Dream Theme Wedding"
http://www.wedding-planner-advices.com

Mamie said...

This if fantasic! I also made "due date" wedding invitations in 2006 for my wedding, but yours goes above and beyond. I love them! Congrats!

a librarian said...

Absolutely brilliant.

Mihir Kadakia said...

wedding cards at www.shantilal-sons.com has this theme long back

adina korn said...

I am making my daughter a library themed bat mitzvah and we love your invitations and were thinking of use the library card idea as response cards is there any way you can tell us how you made those invitations or some resources to consult to help us out?

Scott Douglas said...

It really wasn't to hard; we got the actual slips from a library supply company (I think it was Demco) and used card stock, custom made rubber stamps, and a paper cutter as are only other supplies. I used Word to create the cards themselves...it's nothing more then a Text Box with lines...

hope that helps!

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Melanie said...

Such a great idea!

tiny squid said...

Love the theme. If my husband were more of a reader, that would have been perfect for us. Unfortunately, he complains that I am always going to the library to pick up something I have on reserve. I just picked up your book - am about 2/3 through it - and go to the part where you mentioned your blog, hence this visit. Hurray for fans of odd numbers! :)

Dan said...

Awsome idea!
:))
I like your sense of humour.