Literary wedding invitations for the bookworms and the academics in love [UPDATED]

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Story Book Wedding Invitations
How gorgeous are these storybook wedding invitations!? These make my heart flutter. And they got me thinking… what other amazing book and academia-themed wedding invitations could I find?

If you're a bookish bride who loves reading, libraries, language, and literature then the rest of these literary wedding invitations that I found should cause some of you to do some fluttering yourselves. Some of these invites were DIYd from Offbeat Brides past, some for sale right this second from Minted. (Psst: you can get 10% off and FREE shipping on your favorite Minted invites if you use the code OFFBEAT10 at checkout! You're welcome.) Now let's adjust our glasses and peruse these bookish beauties…

These vintage storybook literary wedding invitations are by Etsy seller SmittenInvitations

Speaking of storybooks… I love that these wedding invitations look like pages torn right from a book. They even tea-stained the pages!


How cute are these library themed literary wedding invitations by Etsy seller PenelopesPaperPantry?!
Jane Austen wedding invitations


Any teachers in love in the house? Send everyone your very own report cards with these invitations from Etsy seller PaperTruly
Library book wedding invitations
These wedding invites included an info card designed to look like a library catalog card. Dewey decimal represent! by Etsy seller Sapphiredigitalworks


rsvpHow about this library-themed RSVP that even includes space for the guests to write in their three favorite authors?


Based on our last reader survey, I know that a LOT of you reading this self-identify as academia nerds. So tell me, did or will you celebrate your love of literature with your invitations?

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Comments on Literary wedding invitations for the bookworms and the academics in love [UPDATED]

  1. I actually considered many of these invitations for my literary-themed wedding, but couldn’t be ok with them because they weren’t colorful enough! So what I am doing is using invitations that are sort of “bold and typographical” stylistically, and have big purple flowers on them, and then I am going to use pages of a book as the backers. I think it will be a great way to combine the romance and colors of my wedding with the literary theme!

  2. At some point I really need to get photos up of our invites…. they are so fabulously nerdy 🙂

    • I’m going to make these seed wallets which will act as both placecards and favours
      I’m going to stand them upright so they look like a book and embellish the ‘spine’ area with a strip of fabric or ribbon. Hopefully it will look like a miniature book.

  3. These are so amazing! My wife and I are both English majors, and we did a more subtle nod (dictionary paper bouquet [] and hairpins). We want another ceremony in a few years, with more people, and I’m totally coming back to this post.

  4. These are all so awesome! I’m doing a bookish wedding and although it’s too late for the invites, you’ve put me on the prowl for bookish programs! Looks like minted might have some too

  5. What a stunning effort. Do you design postcards for publicity? Love to use you to help publicize my cocktail duo – Amica Duo

  6. Even though it might be considered more “nerdy” than strictly academic, I’m gagging to word invitations as, instead of “Mr. & Mrs. So-and-so” as “The ancient and most noble houses of…” as a reference to Harry Potter 😉

  7. These are fantastic. I have been looking around for our literature themed wedding for cool invitations and these are all perfect! We are doing Harry Potter/comic book and other book flower bouquets, books stacked on the tables and author’s names instead of table numbers. Oh and our place cards are going to be old card catalog cards with our guests names typewritten on them! I am so excited!

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