In this guide we explain everything you need to know about wedding crosswords if you're considering having one at your wedding.
We explain how to make it, use it, print it, which clues and questions to include, what are the costs and what to be careful about.😊
Your wedding crossword can match your wedding theme & colors. See which design would best fit your wedding here.
Having a wedding crossword shouldn't be costly at all. 😊 But it can be if you choose the best paper, personalized pencils, etc. To estimate the costs consider:
There are also many personalized pencil providers on Etsy, such as this one.
If you want to make the crossword yourself or if you're on budget, use free online tools. Then do the printing at home or cheaply at a local print shop. This will cost you very little, but you'll not be able to customize the crossword much. The free tools usually only enable you to enter the clues and the title and no other customization, such as using background designs, changing the font or text color etc.
To create a more beautiful and customized crossword and to save time, you can use our crossword making tool. You will be able to choose among 40+ wedding designs, upload your own, customize the title, subtitle and questions text, select font and text colours, adjust the position of the crossword elements and choose the layout of the puzzle. You can try out the tool for free here.
If you don’t have time to create the crossword or if you'd like to have as little work as possible with it, order it on Etsy. Etsy is a platform that enables small business owners or creators to sell their craft products online. 😊 You can also take a look at our Etsy shop where we can create a customized crosswords for you.
To create a wedding crossword think about the clues or questions you will put in it. To get some inspiration check the following articles:
To make it easier for later, save the clues you like in a Word document and then just copy paste them into the crossword maker tool. 😊
Take into consideration your wedding theme, colors and stationery and adjust the design to it. Your crossword design can be either simple and elegant or it can be cute and colorful. Our most popular designs are floral and B&W ones. 😊
Check our 40+ designs here. Note that you can also upload your own design.
Unless you have some design skills it will probably be harder for you to create the crossword design yourself and it will also take you quite some time. But if you have time and you like DIY projects, then go ahead and enjoy the process! 😊 If you're lacking time or design skills try out our crossword maker and choose from 40+ designs made specifically for weddings or upload your own. 😊
The size of the crossword depends on how you'll use it. If you put one crossword per table an A4 size (US letter) will do well. If you'll have one crossword per person choose either A4 (US letter) or A5 (US half letter). But if you'll have only one big crossword on a poster stand, we recommend A2 size (US 18x24 inches).
Considering the paper type and quality you can visit a local print shop to see different types of paper and decide for the one that you prefer. You can even buy different ones and print samples to decide. But in general, it's better to use a bit thicker paper to avoid crumpling and less textured paper so it's easier to write on them. If you want rustic look, pick the crossword without a design and print it on brown recycled paper.
You can print your wedding crossword puzzle:
Create teams that will compete in solving the puzzle and reward the first team with a prize! 😊 We came up with six ideas for teams: wedding tables, groomsmen and braidsmaids, parents, siblings, friends, and husband and wife. With the last option ask someone to make the crossword for you so none of you will know the clues.
We decided to give away a matching wordsearch to anyone who will use our tool to create and purchase their wedding crossword puzzle. Awesome, right? 🎉
And that's not all! We also give you a 10% discount on the crossword puzzle price. Just use the code "CROSSWORD10OFF" at the checkout. You'll receive the code for a free wordsearch on your email after finishing the payment. 😊