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MARCH — Books & Weddings

Hello Dear Readers, 

Hey hey hey — I hope everyone is enjoying the warming weather, I know that I certainly am! With warm weather comes something else that is just as sweet: weddings! First let me just say that I didn’t realize just how many of you were getting married this year and next year… CONGRATULATIONS! That being said, I received an overflow of emails asking about wedding tips and ideas. I was asked about things from centerpieces ideas, favor inspiration, and theme recommendations. Due to all the inquiries, I decided to make this newsletter dedicated to just that!

But first… 


A pastor had dinner with a couple from his congregation. After he left, the wife said, “I think he stole our spoon!” This bothered her for an entire year. The following year, they had the pastor over again for dinner. Unable to resist, the wife asked, “Did you steal our spoon last year?” The pastor replied, “No, I put it inside your Bible.” 


“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.”

 Deuteronomy 31:6 NASB

Without further ado, here are my tips to have a literary themed wedding (I am, after all, an author).

Table Numbers

Table numbers are probably the easiest and most subtle way in incorporating books into your wedding. It can range from elegant to rustic to cottage core. If you want to be extra creative, instead of having table numbers, you can have the tables identified as books, for example, The Great Gatsby, Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, etc. 

Seating Chart

Assigned seating is the next way to subtly (or obviously) incorporate the theme. For elegant subtly, library cards with your guests name is the way to go. For creative style, bookmarks are a perfect choice. And for those who want a fairytale dream, this book seating chart was made for you!


This was definitely something that I struggled with at my own wedding, but here are two perfect options. If you want something food related, putting your desired item in pages from a book are tasteful (pun intended). For a more unique idea, give your guests books! This is actually a really affordable option, may come out cheaper than most other favors, and it still shows thought and originality. There are thousands of places where you can buy books for just a dollar or two, such as thrift stores, book fairs, Facebook Marketplace, etc.  


Believe it or not, you can actually incorporate this theme through your flowers as well. Whether it’s subtle additions to your decorations or the cone that holds the flower confetti that will be thrown, this is a beautiful option to have. 


Centerpieces are probably the most done with it when it comes to a literary theme. And who can blame them, it’s such a cute option that really brings out the theme. 

Ceremony Cards

Everyone likes to know what’s going on during the ceremony: who the bridal party is, who is singing, who is officiating, etc. This book styled option is a book inspired idea that both keeps with the theme and adds a touch of originality. Plus, you can include your love story!


Here is a simple, but stunning, cake. It brings sophistication and that sweet cuteness that all brides want. 


What’s something that most of the brides getting married these next couple years have experienced that those getting married after many not have? That’s right, library cards! With the digital age coming, this is something that is about to be lost to the world. In other words, 2023 and 2024 brides are some of the last who will be able to incorporate this idea into your wedding and where it will make sense. Take advantage while you can!


Library card styled timeline of you and your spouse’s relationship!


I’ve got something very special next for month! I’m very excited and can’t wait to share it all with you, but you’ll just have to be on pins and needles until then! In the meantime, to hold you over, message me any questions or comments you have or leave a review of “The Abditory.”

See You Next Month!