Bookish wedding ideas for all of you bibliophiles [UPDATED!] #Wedding Inspo#affiliate#books#guestbook#literature theme#paper flowers#place cards#table numbers Updated Aug 30 2021 (Posted Apr 23 2012) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured, you'll be financially supporting this site's mission of bringing awesomeness to readers everywhere. These custom paper flower wedding bouquets are from Etsy seller TreeTownPaper This week we're paying homage to the academics, the bookworms, the card-carrying library loiterers, and the literati among our readers. Last week we got to peek at some literary wedding invitations that totally whet my appetite for this theme week. We're showcasing bookish wedding ideas including decor made from book pages, bookish cake toppers, table numbers from vintage books, and even a Scrabble cake! If you're worried about destroying books to make these? Librarians would like you to know it's not only OK to kill books for crafts projects… when you go for book-destroying bookish wedding ideas and crafts, you're actually doing them a favor. Jane Austen wedding invitations Literary wedding seating chart What if instead of rice, people tossed book confetti made from decommissioned library books? Literary AND biodegradable! Adorable bookish cake toppers. Source: etsy.com Library book wedding invitations Vintage books as table numbers from Etsy Another take on table numbers — this time with pop-up type! Source: greerloves.blogspot.com Book page hair comb Sweet mini booklet place cards. Edgar Allen Poe pages wedding bouquet This bibliophile mobile is amazing! Source: etsy.com via Julie on Pinterest A dictionary guest book: circle words that will remind the couple of the wedding day. D'aww! Source: southernliving.com via Michelle on Pinterest This garland is made from book pages! Want tons more literary & bookish wedding ideas? CLICK HERE! Related Post Bookish couples: 18 wedding readings from literature to tickle your amygdala Bookish couples: we know you and we love you. So we're sharing a whole new batch of killer wedding readings just for you. We've got wedding readings from literature including… Read More Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. PREVIOUS Casey & Adam's local school-themed wedding NEXT What makes a wedding "real": Why our gay wedding will be traditional Show/Hide comments [ 24 ] A DICTIONARY GUEST BOOK?! INSERT. BRAIN. EXPLOSION. HERE. !!!!!!!! Reply wow! this completely blew me away too. concidering I am on my second attempt at making a book ringbearer "thingie"! Wish me luck! Reply Love all of this! Especially the place-cards and books as signage. Ideas brewing over here! Thanks for sharing. 🙂 Reply Yay! These are gorgeous (and well-timed, since April 23 is the International Day of the Book)! Reply Our ring bearer "pillow" was a montage of Harry Potter pages. Dont worry, the book was in really bad shape before I ripped a single page out. Reply Right? I could literally repurpose TWO copies of every single book in this series and turn them into something. They're held together with duct tape as it is… haha! Reply I love all these book designs! I don't think I could cut up a book though, haha. Bookworm here. 8) Reply Yeahhhh I don't know if I would deface books to make wedding decorations. Reply Make a photocopy of the parts you like and use that if you're uncomfortable cutting it up. I can't imagine authors would be upset about their pages being used in a loving homage. Reply I'm sure we all know that! I think some of us library-fiend/researching academics/overall book lovers have this weird issue with defacing books! I've bought "clean" copies of books I've loved after annotating the crap out of them… 😛 I think some of us might just have some book related OCD… Reply At least there are tons of other ways to incorporate the love of books: in the vows, as favors, stacked up for all to see! 🙂 Reply I have a hard time cutting into books as well but that ring book up there is mine. What I did, is buy a very used book. I had to go through it and erase some of the markings! I made sure that book was good and loved. Our card box was going to be made out of books and I just couldn't cut into them. I ended up buying a cardboard box book from Michael's and using that. The books are on either side of it sort of like bookends. Reply We photocopied the books we used for our flowers and centerpieces and then aged them using tea bags and cut them up. I would never ruin one of my Harry Potter Books. lol Reply Awesome compromise! Reply I was actually having the same problem while trying to figure out how to make some book decorations for my upcoming wedding. Just last week, my fiance found that some of his books had been irrevocably damaged while in storage, so I'll be using the leftover bits of the already ruined books for some of my projects. Making lemonade out of lemons and whatnot. Reply Our centerpieces were stacks of old books and we used encyclopedias (numbers) as our table numbers. No book destruction for us and hand drawn bookmarks as favors. Book weddings are the best! Reply I can't believe you didn't post any actual book shaped wedding cakes. I saw some pictures a while back and was hooked. I showed them to my bookfiend fiance and he agreed. Our wedding cake will be a stack of our favorite books, with each book being a different flavor of cake. That's about the only thibg we have planned so far. Reply I love this post and this whole themed week. I appreciate that the images used on this post are linked back not only to Pinterest but to their original sources (I know this is important to you). When I look into some of the other pins on the account, though, they're linked to offbeatbride.ning.com or tribe.offbeatbride.com which can't be accessed if you're not a tribe member. So that makes it pretty tough to trace those pins back to their original sources. Is there a way around this? Am I missing something? Reply You must be looking at some old pins from our earliest days on Pinterest, before we had our pinning policies established. Not only do we no longer pin from the Tribe, but as soon as Pinterest added the meta name="pinterest" content="nopin" function, we added it to the Tribe so that NO ONE can pin images from the site, out of respect for members' privacy. If you have specific pins you're concerned about, contact us directly to discuss. Reply I must be looking at very old pins. It's good to know your current policies have already fixed this problem. Thanks, Ariel. Reply We're having a literary themed wedding. I spoke to my local charity bookshop who gave me two huge bags full of books they wouldn't/couldn't sell for various reasons in return for a donation. The books were going to go unread or scrapped anyway so I don't feel bad giving them new life at our wedding! Reply I'm actually planning to purchase new copies of my favorite books to deface for wedding decor. The way I see it, if I buy more copies of the book, my beloved authors (or their estates) make more money for their awesome work. 😀 Reply Yes, it makes me so sad to see perfect condition vintage books with paint all over them, using them for decoration I love, but cutting them and painting, writing all over them, it just breaks my heart- poor books. 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