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43 Ways to Add Literary Charm to Your Wedding

Jul 8 2014 - 1:30pm

Bookworm brides, you'll want to see this! We're not ashamed to admit we have a nerdy side, and we think book- and library-inspired details would make any engagement party, bridal shower, or wedding [1] that much more of a page-turner. So if you're a bookworm like us, dive into these ideas for adding literary charm to your big-day celebrations.

Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica [2] via Style Me Pretty [3]

Paint by Number

Paint the table numbers right on the books for a quirky tablescape.

Photo by Color Me Rad [4] via Style Me Pretty [5]

Take a Break

Give your guests something read during the down time between the ceremony and the reception.

Photo by Lisa Lefkowitz [6] via Style Me Pretty [7]

Page by Page

Use actual book pages to print your invitations on.

Photo by Piteira Photography [8] via 100 Layer Cake [9]

Spined Seating

Write the names of your guests on book spines for clever and decorative seating assignments.

Photo by The Image Is Found [10] via Style Me Pretty [11]

Child's Play

Have coloring books and crayons in jars for the kids' tables.

Photo by Alecia Lauren Photography [12] via Style Me Pretty [13]

Lawbreakers

Take a cue from these lawyer lovebirds who decorated the reception with law school textbooks and incorporate books from your own romantic past into your big day.

Photo by Amy and Stuart Photography [14] via Style Me Pretty [15]

Cutting Corners

Enlist an artist's help to carve out phrases in an old book.

Photo by Stephen Pappas [16] via Style Me Pretty [17]

Color Coded

Group vintage books by color for a fun twist.

Photo by Adeline and Grace Photography [18] via Style Me Pretty [19]

Wedding's Afoot

Use the books for visual interest when taking the standard bridal shoe pics.

Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica [20] via Style Me Pretty [21]

Need a Lift

Stack books on your dessert table to give your sweet treats some height.

Photo by Jeff Loves Jessica [22] via Style Me Pretty [23]

Take a Bow

Use a cluster of books tied with a ribbon for centerpiece decor.

Photo by Whitney Rae Photography [24] via Style Me Pretty [25]

Soft Focus

A blend of cotton and book pages make for a dreamy and unusual bouquet alternative.

Photo by Jason + Anna Photography [26] via Style Me Pretty [27]

Skip to My Loo

Don't forget about the bathrooms at your wedding [28] — add some minimal decor with some personalized books.

Photo by Claudia McDade Photography [29] via Style Me Pretty [30]

Piece of Cake

A cake gets wordy with book page decorations. You could also use book pages to make flags for cupcakes!

Photo by Josh McCullock [31] via Ruffled [32]

Favorite Reads

Use you and your man's favorite books for personalized table decor.

Photo by Erica Ann Photography & Fine Arts [33] via Style Me Pretty [34]

On a Roll

Wrap book pages around the napkins with the names of the guests.

Photo by Studio EMP [35] via Style Me Pretty [36]

Pick a Card

Purchase vintage library cards from Etsy or eBay for seating assignments.

Photo by Caroline Frost Photography [37] via Style Me Pretty [38]

Back It Up

Book pages make for an unexpected seat covering.

Photo by Josh McCullock [39] via Ruffled [40]

Set the Scene

Use vintage crates to hold piles of books as decor for a backyard soiree.

Photos by Jesi Haack [41] via 100 Layer Cake [42]

Shelved

If the party is small, have it in a bookstore for a sweet book-filled setting.

Photo by Feather Love Photography [43] via 100 Layer Cake [44]

Get Crafty

Book pages can be crafted into all sorts of garlands and decor.

Photo by Studio EMP [45] via Style Me Pretty [46]

A Rose Is a Rose

Incorporate paper flowers made from book pages in the floral centerpieces.

Photo by Josh McCullock [47] via Ruffled [48]

Dewey Details

A vintage library card filing cabinet is the perfect party decoration.

Photo by Shannen Norman [49] via 100 Layer Cake [50]

Sweet Topper

Make fans out of book pages to decorate your dessert table.

Photo by First Comes Love Photo [51] via Style Me Pretty [52]

Page Turner

Scattered book pages make a gorgeous cascading table runner.

Photo by Caroline Frost Photography [53] via Style Me Pretty [54]

Well Read

Party guests can write words of wisdom and sweet notes in a vintage book for the couple to read before the big day.

Photo by Paul Vincent [55] via Style Me Pretty [56]

White-Out

If you want the look to be crisp, cover all the books with white paper.

Photo by Aharon Hill Photography [57] via Style Me Pretty [58]

Flowering Words

Have someone crafty make a paper-flower bouquet for the bride-to-be.

Photo by First Comes Love Photo [59] via Style Me Pretty [60]

Have a Heart

Use book pages to create pretty hearts for centerpieces that show the love.

Photo by First Comes Love Photo [61] via Style Me Pretty [62]

Type It Up

A vintage typewriter makes great decor, but it also can be used as a guestbook.

Photo by Erica Ann Photography & Fine Arts [63] via Style Me Pretty [64]

Go Green

These DIY [65] succulent vases are made from old books!

Photos by ee photography [66] via Green Wedding Shoes [67]

Just in Case

Old bookcases make for a great photo backdrop.

Photo by Josh McCullock [68] via Ruffled [69]

Cone-y

Book pages make fun cones to hold candy or other goodies at the party.

Photo by Miranda Laine Photography [70] via Style Me Pretty [71]

Filed

Use vintage library filing cards for your guest's seating assignments.

Photo by Zev Fisher Photography [72] via Style Me Pretty [73]

Page by Number

Stack pretty books as easy centerpieces with the table numbers on top.

Photo by Caroline Frost Photography [74] via Style Me Pretty [75]

Framed

Use old books as creative frames for pics of you and your man or of couples in the two families.

Photo by Mattson Pictures [76] via Style Me Pretty [77]

By Candlelight

Get in touch with your crafty side by decoupaging book pages onto candles.

Photo by Rachael Grace Photography [78] via Ruffled [79]

It's a Sign

Paint a phrase or you and your fiancé's names on hanging used books for a sign that makes a statement.

Photo by Studio EMP [80] via Style Me Pretty [81]

Grand Entrance

Have the party in an actual library to really wow your friends and family.

Photo by Snap! Photography [82] via Style Me Pretty [83]

Hand Picked

Collect used books at a flea market or swap meet for a cheap and personalized favor idea. Give books hand-picked for each guest.

Photo by First Comes Love Photo [84] via Style Me Pretty [85]

Chapter by Chapter

Have each table be a different chapter with a decorative index showing the seat assignments.

Photo by First Comes Love Photo [86] via Style Me Pretty [87]

Stamp of Approval

Use a cute book icon on your good like these book-stamped coasters.

Photo by First Comes Love Photo [88] via Style Me Pretty [89]

Bookmarked

Give your guests an invite that doubles as a bookmark. Even cuter if it features a pic of you and your man in a bookstore or library.

Photo by Snap! Photography [90] via Style Me Pretty [91]


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