5 Ways to Incorporate a Literature and Book theme into your Wedding Day

by Monday 21st December 2020blog

Are you ready to turn the page in your next chapter together into married life? Do you and your partner have a shared passion or love for books and literature? Or maybe you met in a library or at a book club? If there is a special connection with your relationship and books or maybe you are just a huge book worm, consider including some of your favourites into your wedding day.

Have your ceremony or reception in a room with a library

There are many venues with victorian library rooms or grand bookshelf’s that can create amazing backdrops for your big day, depending on the layout of the function room you may be able to speak with the venue coordinator about having your top table in front of the bookshelf/library to create the wow factor and really top off your theme. These features are most commonly found in a country house and listed venues.

White Library Book Shelf Wedding Backdrop

Name your tables after your favourite fictional couples from favourite books

Replace the standard table numbers for something different, you could name them after your favourite series of books, favourite fictional characters like Romeo & Juliet and Harry Potter & Ginny Weasley or even short quotes and lines from your favourite novels. If you are wanting to go for the vintage book’s style put your table names on light brown stained cards rather than the traditional plain white cards to give it that old and rustic effect.

Wedding table centre pieces - pile of books with candles

Bouquets made out of pages from your favourite books

Here’s an idea for all you creative couples out there, who wish to be a little bolder with their wedding bouquets. With more and more businesses are now offering to help brides make their bouquets stand out, you can be confident that you will have a uniquely modern twist on flowers that are personal to you and your partner. You can decide on your favourite books, the designer will then make the pages into a flower shape using origami techniques, they will then put the flowers together to create a beautiful bouquet suitable for a Bride. Also, speak with your supplier about creating a buttonhole for groomsmen with the paper flowers!

Gold wedding ring creates heart shadow on page of book

Have your favourite books as favours

Is there a specific book that you can never get enough of and you want to share your love for it with your nearest and dearest? If so then share this passion with your guests by gifting a copy of your favourite read to your guests at the wedding as the favours, you will be giving your guests a gift that is close to home and from the heart whilst sharing something with them you know brings you both a lot of joy. If getting hold of your favourite book in bulk turns out to not be straightforward then explore the options of your favours being an online subscription to the book or a number of your favourite books.

Pile of books with white flowers for wedding table centres

Have vintage books displayed as your centrepieces

If you are leaning towards the vintage style head to your nearest library, charity shop and online market places to hunt down some classic vintage looking books to display for your table centrepiece. Depending on the style and era you go for you can work your choices to fit into any budget, they can be simple to arrange and display. If you want to add a bit more sparkle to the centrepieces add candles to the centre of the table, scatter crystals or even foliage placed amongst the books. Have a play around at home with different ways of arranging the books to decide what you think looks best.

Tall pile of books with geometric topper and hessian rustic ribbon