9 Absolutely Splendid Ideas for a Literary-Themed Wedding ...


9 Absolutely Splendid Ideas for a Literary-Themed Wedding ...
9 Absolutely Splendid Ideas for a Literary-Themed Wedding ...

To my fellow bookworms, these absolutely splendid ideas for a literary-themed wedding will help you reminisce about the love you have for your significant other. If you are looking to tie the knot in a way that best celebrates your love of words and intricate detailing, you will not have to look any further. Inspired by my best friend and fellow bibliophile Jillian, these unique ideas for a literary-themed wedding will leave your wedding guests in awe of your pension for creativity and imagination.

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Books Galore

As one of the best ideas for a literary-themed wedding, a great way to display your love for literature is to use antique books as centerpieces. When stacked on top of each other and tied with a satin ribbon matching your wedding color scheme, no one will notice that you didn't spend too much time or money on this sophisticated look. To add a dash of love to this look, I would generously sprinkle paper confetti hearts around the centerpiece in a heart-shaped outline or in an indiscernible pattern.


Whether you’re an avid reader or just a fan of classic novels, a literary-themed wedding is a great way to express your love for literature. One of the best ideas to incorporate this theme is to use antique books as centerpieces. Stack them on top of each other and tie them with a satin ribbon that matches your wedding color scheme. To add a dash of love, sprinkle paper confetti hearts around the centerpiece in the shape of a heart or in any pattern you like.

You can also use classic novels as wedding favors. Wrap them in a pretty paper with a personalized note and give them to your guests. This will be a great way to show your appreciation for their presence.

You can also use books to decorate your wedding venue. Hang old books on the walls or place them on the tables. If you have a lot of books, you can even create a book corner in your venue. This will add a unique touch to your wedding decorations.

Another great idea is to have a library-themed photo booth. Set up a backdrop with bookshelves and have your guests take pictures with their favorite books. This can be a great way to capture memories from your special day.


Typewriter Love Notes

For the vintage lover, nothing says home-y like an old-fashioned typewriter! Guests could type out a congratulatory message and place it in a drop-box. This can also be used as a way for you two lovebirds to show off your epistolary romance.


Imagine the charming clack-clack of keys composing warm wishes and heartfelt advice for your shared future. Deck out the table with vintage books to really set the scene. It's a tactile experience that harkens back to simpler, slower days, encouraging guests to pour thought into every word. Plus, these love notes become instant keepsakes that you'll treasure. Later on, why not bind them into a book? You'll have a uniquely personal guestbook filled with typed treasures that echo the nostalgic love from your special day.


Quill Pen Guestbook

Alternatively, you can have your guests write messages in a journal that doubles as a guest book. Having them sign their name off/add embellishments with a quill pen makes their messages that much more meaningful!


Save the Date – Librarian Style

Using library check-out cards as save the date cards has to be one of my favorites ideas that I came across. Stamped with meaningful dates, there is no better way to celebrate your engagement than with these cards.


This creative idea is perfect for couples who love books and libraries. The library check-out cards are stamped with meaningful dates, which can be used to commemorate the couple's engagement. This is a great way to personalize the save the date cards and make them unique. The cards can be customized with different colors, fonts, and designs to match the wedding theme. Couples can also include a library-themed quote or message on the cards to add an extra special touch. With the help of a local librarian, couples can make their library check-out cards truly unique.


Postcard Invitations + Customized Stamps

Let's be honest: the postage practically pays for itself in regard to this creative invitation! The perk of using postcard invitations is that you have the excuse of ordering customized stamps that contain a picture of you and your lovely partner or a more simple design of your intended wedding date. In any event, using a postcard is an unique and timeless idea!


Book Shelf Altar

If you are having your wedding at an outside location, consider using an arch consisting of a stream of flowers (or balloons) and two bookshelves as your altar. These can be used to hold your favorite books, pictures of your loved ones or extra decorations from the wedding. This would also be a great time to include candid shots from your bridal shower or the groom's bachelor party!


For book-loving couples, this offers a personalized touch that tells a story about their journey together. You might choose volumes that have significance to your relationship—perhaps a collection of romantic poetry, novels that you both love, or non-fiction tales of epic romances. The spines of these books can add a pop of color and an element of surprise for guests perusing the titles. Use vintage finds or leather-bound classics to enhance the aesthetic. Don't forget to incorporate book-themed elements into your vows, solidifying your shared love for literature in every detail of your ceremony.


Bookmark + Keychain Favors

I firmly believe in the idea that every wedding should feel like a fairytale to the couple. Because of this, I think giving out bookmark and keychain favors containing your favorite love quotes is a superb idea! This will show your guests that your love doesn't stop after the celebration!


Having a literary-themed wedding is a great way to add a unique and classy touch to your special day. Bookmark and keychain favors are the perfect way to make your guests feel special and show them that your love doesn’t stop after the celebration. These favors can be personalized with your favorite love quotes, making them a special and meaningful gift.

Adding a literary touch to your wedding doesn’t have to stop with bookmarks and keychains. You can also incorporate literature-inspired decorations, such as centerpieces made from books or a wall of books as a backdrop. You can also use quotes from your favorite books to create table numbers or seating cards.

For the ceremony, you can add a personal touch by having readings from your favorite books. This can be done by a family member or a friend, or you can even have a special guest reader. For the music, you can choose songs that have been mentioned in books, or even use a string quartet to play a classical piece.


Paper Lanterns

Why get flowers that will wilt after a few hours when you can get an alternative that will look just as great? Paper lanterns are an excellent, not to mention inexpensive alternative to floral arrangements. While not really literary in nature, this was too cute to pass up!


These charming paper lanterns can be effortlessly tailored to suit your literary theme as well. Imagine them adorned with pages from your favorite classic novel or inscribed with your most cherished love quotes. Not only do they imbue a soft, whimsical glow to your venue, but they also become a conversation starter that reflects your shared love for literature. Scatter them throughout your space or hang them above to create an ethereal ambiance that lights up your literary love story.


Literary-Inspired Wedding Venue

This last idea should actually be one of the first steps in your journey. It may be a great idea to have your wedding reception at a place either mentioned in or inspired by your favorite novel. This concept will surely speak to the hearts of lovers of traveling!

The greatest part about this list of ideas is that each of these ideas for a literary-themed wedding can double as a DIY project! Whether you are the bride, groom or wedding consultant, I am positive that you will find this list useful. What other ideas do you have in mind for a literary-themed wedding?

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I've heard of weddings at large old libraries, too.

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