This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
Whatever the weather may be saying, summer is most definitely upon us. That means Wimbledon, strawberries and cream and, of course, wedding season. I loved my wedding day and wouldn't change a thing. If, however, I was forced to have another one (I'd marry the same man, thank you very much), I'd definitely have a literary theme. Just look at these brilliant ideas for a bookish wedding…
1. Using gently-used vintage books as wedding favours is a lovely idea, but if you want a matching set of favours, Pryor Publications has the answer. The company produces facsimiles of vintage books and offers discounts on bulk orders. Choose from ninety titles including The Book of the Kiss, Lucky Sixpence for the Bride and Manners for Men.
2. Library card invitations are such a cute idea. Just look at the lovely typewriter font and the attention to detail on this one. A sample invitation costs around £4.70 from Little Blue Bird on Etsy.
3. Forget cut flowers and carry a book-page bouquet instead. The roses are handmade from the pages of romantic old books and, with care, could last a lifetime. They are delivered gift-wrapped and with heart-shaped confetti. The bouquet has a dozen roses and costs £82 from Bookish.
4. These cuff links are upcycled from old Smith and Corona typewriter keys and cost around £13.50 from ReActiv on Etsy. There are several different keys to choose from and you can contact the shop owner for a custom order, too.
5. This personalised poster is an unusal and inventive alternative to the traditional wedding guest book. Each poster is an original, hand drawn piece, and there are spaces for up to one hundred guests to sign their names on the books, creating a library of your friends and family. The pictures uses archival, fade-resistant inks, and costs around £43 from Sara Alexander on Etsy.