14 Creative Ways to Use Books as Wedding Décor
Don't leave your favorite books on the shelf while you celebrate—incorporate them into your wedding for décor that's fun, eclectic and personal. Take your book theme to the next level by saying "I do" in a renovated library, eating dinner in your favorite bookstore or styling your place cards like library cards. Start celebrating the newest chapter of your life with these creative book-themed wedding details.
1. Centerpiece Stacks
Stack your favorite hardbacks for a sturdy centerpiece base, then top them with whimsical blooms and lots of greenery.
2. Books for the Ring Bearer
Instead of having him carry a traditional pillow, have your ring bearer walk down the aisle with your favorite book.
3. "Table of Contents" Ceremony Program
Your wedding program is a great opportunity to show off your book theme.
4. Book Jacket Place Cards
If you don't want to include real books at your reception, opt for cardstock or post cards of your favorite book covers for your place cards.
5. Volumes as Favors
Check in your area for local bookstores and libraries that offer free books you can present as wedding favors. Your guest will appreciate the thoughtful gesture as well as a good read.
6. Dinner in a Bookstore
With low lighting and simple décor, a vintage-inspired bookstore or library provides the ultimate setting for an intimate wedding.
7. Library Checkout Escort Cards
As a fun nod to the library setting, use book checkout cards for your seating assignments instead of traditional escort cards.
8. Eclectic Centerpieces
Add vintage books to your centerpieces for textural variety and a touch of whimsy.
9. Spiral Book Archway
If you really want to wow your guests, create an archway made of donated hardback books and place it at your reception entrance.
10. Open Pages
Place your favorite volumes open faced on the tables.
11. Library Card Catalog
Let guests find their seating assignments on library cards displayed in a vintage card catalog.
12. Book Table Numbers
Choose a few of your favorite series to use as table numbers.
13. Novel-Inspired Ceremony Programs
Customize your favorite book covers for adorable and unique ceremony programs or invitations.
14. Book Towers
Use books and other meaningful details, like a globe, to highlight the center of your tables. Trust us, you won't even miss the flowers.