How to Plan a Chess-Themed Wedding
Chess is an old game that involves strategy and foresight. Some people play casually while others are more competitive with their hobby. If you’re a fan of the game or simply looking for a fun way to dress up your black and white wedding , here are some ideas to help you find a little inspiration.
For your cake topper, instead of the traditional bride and groom figurines, try a more abstract approach. Use the king and queen, the ruling pair on the board, as stand-ins for you and your significant other. Real chess pieces are optional – you can request custom made pieces from some craftspeople to add a bit of personal flair.
If there’s a celebration going on, there needs to be some guest entertainment. Music, dancing, and good-old conversation are the usual go-to amusements found at weddings. However, you can add that extra bit of fun to your special day using a large-scale chess board for your guests. Use giant chess pieces or act as the pieces yourselves!
Chess Piece Place Setters and Centrepieces
Chess pieces make very good place-marker holders. Cut a slit in the top for your cards or purchase some ready-mades. These will definitely make sure your guests know where their seats are, especially if you’ve designated certain pieces to certain people. You can also use candles in the shape of chess pieces as part of your centrepiece to keep the chess motif going!
Your wedding invitations can serve as a sneak peak to your guests as to what they’ll be in store for. Snazzy custom designs certainly make a statement, and they’ll be sure to stand out in your invitees minds – something you want, if they’re to remember the date!
– Samantha Muraca