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Hi, loves! Emma here. If you are an avid reader like me, you will enjoy putting together your book themed wedding from start to finish — including showing off your favorite series or title with guests. A book themed wedding — also known as a library themed or literary themed wedding — is a great opportunity to share your love of literary classics and makes a surprisingly fun and creative wedding theme. We especially love Harry Potter, Alice In Wonderland, or The Great Gatsby themed weddings, but you don’t have to be too picky and choose just one. Your book themed wedding can include anything you’d like.
To help you envision a beautifully crafted book themed wedding, we’ve rounded up fifty of our favorite ideas. You’ll find library card save the dates, book themed wedding invitations, unique guest book ideas, hanging decorations, book bursts, a creative ring pillow, the most amazing bouquets made from book pages (seriously!), boutonnieres, table decorations, place cards, table numbers, and more. There’s a whole lot of amazingness ahead because I went a little nuts and love bookish things.
And, since I am always thinking coffee is a good idea (and I just recently tried the strongest brew in the world — it’s crazy caffeinated), let’s just say nothing goes better with a book themed wedding quite like a coffee bar at your wedding. It’s cozy, warm, and inviting — just like snuggling up under one of these giant chunky blankets that are all the rage to read a good book. (P.S. What are you reading right now? I need recommendations!) Coffee wedding favors also tie in well with this particular wedding theme.
And since we’re crazy in love with giveaways around here, we’re also giving away one of these finds! We’ve teamed up with Root To Vine to give away a set of three hanging book bursts. You’ll see it below in the list, with an entry form at the end of this post. These book bursts are great as hanging wedding decor at your ceremony, reception, or your bridal shower.
Okay… on to the list + the giveaway! Enjoy!
Best Book Themed Wedding Ideas
If a book cover is more your style, try these book themed wedding invitations spotted at Whimsically Inked:
Other notable book themed wedding invitations include these colorful library theme wedding invitations…
… classic Penguin book wedding invitations…
… or this library theme wedding invitations set!
When guests arrive at your ceremony, they’ll be greeted with thoughtfully themed decorations. For instance, a book page wreath be displayed on entryway doors to your ceremony…
… or if you’re outdoors, hang these decorations from trees in your woodland or dreamy garden wedding! By Root To Vine.
… as they take their seats and grab a library themed wedding program…
… and toss confetti from these book page cones!
You’ll want to carry one of these insanely gorgeous paper book bouquets (from Anthology On Main). I want these just because! They’re so beautiful.
or one of these (from Diddlebug):
Bridesmaids will want to carry these book page bouquets…
… and your groomsmen will definitely need to wear book page boutonnieres.
If you want, groomsmen can even wear these awesome neckties:
Your flower girl will love to wear a paper corsage made from book pages, like this…
… or one of these paper bouquets instead!
And finally, toss the traditional ring pillow and have your ring bearer carry the rings in one of these cool wooden book boxes:
Now, the ceremony has ended, you’re proclaimed Mr and Mrs, and it’s time for the party to start! Let’s talk about book themed wedding ideas for the reception.
Best Book Themed Wedding Ideas: The Reception
Greet your guests to the reception with these creative book themed wedding ideas we’ve found. I can’t honestly choose a favorite.
For starters, there’s this adorable mini book garland (from Root To Vine)…
… these book page table numbers (also from Root To Vine)…
These hanging book bursts (our giveaway pick!) also by Root To Vine.
… these escort cards in a library card catalog box (via Smitten Paper Boutique)…
… these mini book place cards from The Bird and the Beard)…
… this Mr and Mrs book art for the head table (from BookArt4U)…
… this “Please Sign the Guest Book” book themed library sign (from Miss Design Berry Inc.)…
… and this cool library card wedding guest book (by Binding Bee).
Other book themed wedding ideas for guest books include this charming book inspired print (by Sara A Art):
… or this print from HelloAm.
Around your reception space, guests will love the romantic lighting from your book themed wedding luminaries (by Olden Designs)…
… a vintage stack of books to incorporate into your book themed wedding centerpiece design (via My Little Somethings)…
… these library card menus (from The Bird and the Beard)…
… these place cards by Swoon Party Shop…
… and these adorable bookmark favors guests will actually use! By The Bird and the Beard.
Top your wedding cake with this book themed wedding cake topper from Lovebirds Goods:
Or adorn your wedding cake with these vintage book fondant embellishments (by Seasonably Adorned):
Instead of a traditional card box, use this ultra cool Harry Potter wedding card box instead! By Visual Distortion.
Include this adorable love story print with a library theme (from I Met Him On A Sunday) as part of your decor on your guest book table or escort card table.
Use this garland anywhere you see fit (by La Mia Casa):
And take a look at these insanely creative book page figures. These are so intricate! By The Poet Trees.
Wow. That’s serious artistry! Since it’s made of paper, it also makes an incredible 1st wedding anniversary gift. (See also: a href=”/gifts/anniversary-gifts-by-year/”>27 Amazing Anniversary Gifts by Year.)
Toast to each other with these unique book page toasting flutes (from Sara Davis Designs):
And sprinkle these book page petals anywhere you see fit. By Burlap and Bling Studio.
Another favor we love? These classic literary cover matchboxes. So cool! By Studio Portmanteau.
Now, as the bride, you need something extra cool to remind you of your book themed wedding, am I right? This book clutch is a fun idea. By Chick Lit Designs.
Check out the back!
And this locket with quote from Wuthering Heights on the inside! It can be worn as a necklace or wrapped around your bouquet handle. It even serves as your something blue! By DSP Davey.
Then, of course, this Jane Eyre garter, too! By DSP Davey.
These book themed wedding gifts are fun for bridesmaids, including these phone covers (by Chick Lit Designs):
These book cover purses…
And this book clutch is my absolute favorite:
… and these cover printed zip bags are cool, too!
Cute necklaces — like these miniature book necklaces with leather covers! — make a fun thematic gift…
… or this beautiful book locket with swallow bird (from Marolsha):
I also love this pendant shaped necklace.
Or, this crazy creative library card print scarf. I can think of ten bookworms I know who would love this as a gift.
And there you have it! Now that you know how to plan a literary themed wedding. What do you think of this list?
Discuss: Are you planning a book themed wedding?
We hope you enjoy these book themed wedding ideas and can put them to good use! If you do plan a book themed wedding, be sure to let us know what ideas you chose.