The Literary Wedding, a Guide

"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering." ~Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

Wedding season is upon us. And all of us here at Read It Forward love it when couples incorporate a love of reading into their big day. Here are a few of our favorite ways to pull off a literary wedding.

From the perfect bookish bouquet to a wedding cake you’ll devour faster than a page-turning thriller to unique book-themed party favors, we’ve gathered some of the most original ways to bring your love of books into the big day.

1. We believe cake comes first in most situations. So we’re kicking off our list with this beauty:

book wedding cake


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book cake wedding



2. Flower bouquets? Nah, we’ll take one of these.

book bouquet

book bouquet

3. Why would you want to get married under anything else?

 book wedding arch


4. Books are the best props for the wedding party photo shoot:

Books Pictures


And the best backdrop:

books photo backdrop


5. The cocktail hour after the ceremony needs books too!

book cocktail stirrers


6. A little bit of literary ambiance goes a long way.

literary candle


7. Replace name tents on the tables with scrabble tiles.

wedding table setting


8. Book plates take on a whole new meaning at the reception.

Book Plates Wedding


9. Sprinkle some of this literary confetti on tables, or toss on the happy couple after the reception. As long as you have a broom handy. 

book confetti

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