Styling centerpieces by the book: books as centerpieces is a bibliophile's dream #Decor#books#centerpiece#decor#diy centerpiece#literature theme June 26 2017 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Photos courtesy of Booth & Williams Related Post Non-floral centerpieces 2.0 A thousand years ago, okay more like three years ago, Ariel put out a post called "Non floral centerpieces." Well, in Offbeat Bride years, three... Read more Bibliophile? Academic? Just a big reader? You can take that love of the written word and inject some serious style into your wedding decor. From vintage travel books to graphic novels and comic books to books as favors, we love books as centerpieces. Here are ten creative ways to style your wedding with books. His & Hers, Hers & Hers, or His & His Chances are, you don’t have the same taste in books as your partner. If you’re into Shakespeare, and they love Hemingway, consider using two books at the centerpiece of your table that reflect each of your interests (maybe paired with a floral arrangement and candles). Books in place Especially if you are hosting a destination wedding, use books relevant to the area; vintage travel books, historical books, or those set in the town you’re in makes it easy stay on theme while giving your guests something to thumb through during downtime. Storytellers Speaking of thumbing through, feel free to stagger in photos that tell the story of you and your partner for a guest surprise that will be sure to start a conversation. Or, leave open books that resonate with your wedding’s story. Classic vintage poetry books will always set a romantic mood. Favorite favors Sure, a bottle of bubbles can be fun, and chocolate covered almonds are always a delight, but why not pair a ribbon-wrapped book at each guest’s table setting (a personal note inside will give it extra warm fuzzies!). Take a bow Wrapping a collection of books paired with your choice of flowers gives the opportunity to neatly tie your book centerpieces into your theme. No matter the dominant color in your wedding theme (if you have one!), books of any color can be purchased by- the-foot to keep things looking super coordinated. A-tisket, a-tasket, a flower making basket Use wire baskets to keep books, flowers, and other décor in an adorable bunch at the center of your table. Vintage or modern books make a killer foundation on which to top a variety of centerpiece necessities including: table numbers, candles, geeky figures, and/or flowers. Silver lining Heirloom silver trays pair beautifully with vintage or modern books topped with silver cupped flowers, adding some serious glamour to your decor. Past & present For a vintage look without actual antiques, pair vintage distressed books with copper, brass, or patina metal trinkets. Vary your vintage book stacks, placing some books horizontally and some leaning vertically. Top and surround the vintage books with metal objects in the same color family to give a contrasting but cohesive look. Born in a barn For a classic farmhouse wedding, consider wooden milk crates or other distressed wooden or metal totes that can be filled with books, flowers, and a table number. Pocket-sized vintage books are super versatile due to their compact size and can easily fill a variety of containers, including glass cloches and lanterns. It’s all black & white One of the easiest ways to denote table numbers, menus, or other signage is on a classic black chalkboard. Contrast a basic black chalkboard with modern black books-by-the-foot with unifying white, silver, or gold text to the spines. Or, tie in vintage books in muted shades with unifying black title squares or lettering to the spines. When books meet RPGs: a book nerds wedding to tickle your dice "As soon as we started researching bookish wedding ideas, we saw a book arch and knew we HAD to have one. The bookish theme just sort of snowballed from there."… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS The groom painted the dress at this abstract art-inspired vow renewal NEXT Granola glam: these raw diamond engagement rings will blow your mind Show/Hide comments [ 1 ] I worked at a book themed wedding a few years back, with a book cake, character-couple table names, library stamp place cards and book favours. It was gorgeous (but so hard to set up in the 20 minutes we had before the guests arrived – if you're not doing it yourself, please, please, arrange favours by table number rather than guest name!). I especially liked the table names, because some were classic literary couples, like Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy, while others were super geeky (a couple from the 80s Dr Who novels, that I can't remember now). Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. 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