Do you and your partner love nothing more than relaxing with a good book and trading notes after? If you’re both bookworms, why not have a book-themed wedding to include your passion at your wedding? Obviously you need the perfect library wedding venue to set the scene…
Get Married in a Library
A library wedding venue is the perfect choice for a book-loving couple – you can be surrounded by all the great love stories as you say your vows, what could be more romantic?
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Say your wedding vows under an archway made from books, or use it as an unusual photo booth frame. We love this beautiful archway of books, which featured at Nancy and Ben's real wedding.
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Library Card Save the Dates
Make sure your guests aren’t late to your big day by sending out save the date cards inspired by the kind of library cards you find in books.
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If you love that idea, we have even more unusual save the date ideas for you.
Book Wedding Invitations
Follow up your save the dates with suitably themed book wedding invitations – you can continue with the library theme or go for invitations inspired by the cover of your favourite love story, personalised to suit your both.
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Don’t miss even more beautiful, romantic ways to personalise your wedding.
Fairytale Style Guest Book
You’re about to have your happily ever after, so pick a wedding guest book that looks like it was made to house a great story – your guests can fill the pages with heartfelt messages or you could ask them all to write their favourite story involving you both in there – it’ll make for moving reading after the big day.
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If you’re ever stuck for wedding inspiration, there are so many wonderfully romantic quotes from literature out there to inspire you. Pick a few of your favourites and use them throughout your wedding – on your stationery, on wedding signs or even in your wedding vows, if you’re writing your own.
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Use stacks of vintage books to dress up your wedding reception tables – it’s an easy way to create DIY wedding centrepieces and will look really effective. We love this set up at Central Library.
Literary Table Names
Incorporate your love of literature into your wedding table names – you can name them after your favourite authors, favourite love stories or even after quotes you adore from special books.
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Carry your favourite book with you on your wedding day in the form of an alternative bouquet made from its pages – what could be more romantic than carrying the love story you adore the most down the aisle as you embark on your own love story? This real wedding bride had her bouquet made from pages taken from Harry Potter.
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Typewriter Guest Book
If you want an unusual wedding guest book idea, what about using a vintage typewriter so your guests can feel like great authors as they sit down to type a message to you? It’ll look amazing in your home after the big day too.
Library Card Place Cards
Show your guests where they are sitting with wedding place cards inspired by library cards - you can personalise them with your guests' names and your wedding date.
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Bookmark Wedding Favours
Make sure your guests take something useful away from your wedding by giving out bookmarks as wedding favours – you could have them personalised with a meaningful quote, as well as your names and wedding date.
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You can buy some really gorgeous art made from books and they’ll look amazing displayed around your venue to help bring your book wedding theme to life.
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Wedding Favour Library
Why not put on your own library in place of traditional wedding favours? Set up a bookshelf or table of books you love and let all your guests take one away with them. Make sure you add a message to each one if you have time for an extra personal touch.
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Love Story Confetti
When it comes to your wedding confetti, go all out with hearts stamped from the pages of your favourite love stories. This will also look super pretty scattered over your wedding tables too.
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Book Themed Bunting
Make your own wedding bunting with pages from books – it’s easy to do, and you can just print the pages out if you don’t like the idea of dismantling books.
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Tell your own love story or use the words from your favourite one to decorate your aisle. An aisle runner customised with a beautiful story will look amazing in your wedding photos.
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Book Ring Box
If you want something different to a ring pillow, how about a book shaped ring box to keep your wedding rings safe in? It would be super cute for the best man to present the rings in these at your ceremony.
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If you have a friend who didn’t quite make it into your bridal squad, or want a special way to include someone at your wedding ceremony, why not ask them to read a passage from your favourite book or one of your favourite poems out during your wedding ceremony?
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Surprise your groom on the morning of your wedding with book-themed cufflinks, or treat the bride with a special piece of jewellery inspired by the story she loves the most.
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Favourite Story Theme
For couples who share a favourite story, why not go all out and theme your whole wedding to match it? We love the idea of a wedding theme inspired by a book, such as Harry Potter or Alice in Wonderland.
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If you’re looking for more unusual wedding theme ideas, we have plenty to inspire you!