31 Beautiful Ideas For A Book-Inspired Wedding

How novel.

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1. Set the tone with library-themed invites:

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2. Or take a page from a book:


3. Stack your favorites:

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4. Or scatter them:

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5. Revamp old pages into a boutonniere or bow tie:


Learn how to make a DIY boutonniere here.

6. Or a bouquet:

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7. Turn a typewriter into a centerpiece:

8. Or library cards into escort cards:

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9. Bonus points for literary facts on the back:

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10. A card catalog can double as a family tree:

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11. With upfront instructions, of course:

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12. Build an outdoor bookshelf:

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13. Or the ultimate arch:

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14. Drape old cookbooks over the desserts table:

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15. For wedding favors, set up a mini library — and let guests pick their favorite book.

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Scour used bookstores for fun vintage finds — or take a page from this couple, who gave out the titles they loved most as kids.

16. Add some subtle romantic flair:

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17. Or go fantastically over the top:

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No library books were harmed in the making of this image — this couple sourced old college books that were waiting to be pulped from a local bookstore.

18. Tie in a favorite quote:

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19. Or an entire passage:

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20. Turn programs into front-page news:

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22. Incorporate old books into tablescapes:

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23. Customize a set of cufflinks for the groom:


24. Or earrings for the bride:

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25. Build a book-inspired bar:

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27. Or witches’ brew:

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28. Get creative with the cake:

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Spectacularly nerdy wedding cakes FTW.

29. Borrow a line or two from The Bard:

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30. Ditch the heels for ruby slippers:

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31. Or just go big — and book it to the altar:



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