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    31 Beautiful Ideas For A Book-Inspired Wedding

    How novel.

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    1. Set the tone with library-themed invites:

    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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    21. Add some magic to the guestbook:

    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:

    Find these here.

    25. Build a book-inspired bar:

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    26. Then stock it with wizardry:

    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: