Bibliophile: Book Theme Wedding Ideas

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A book theme wedding can be a sweet and personal way to share something you love with your family and friends. It’s also just a fun, unique theme for a wedding!

{Designer Secret} There are so many ways you can go with a book theme wedding. To keep your wedding theme looking pulled together, don’t try to incorporate too many ideas. Focus on what you love, such as favorites titles or your favorite things about books. Or concentrate on two to three larger statements, like your centerpieces or escort cards, and add smaller book related details here and there, such as napkin rings or exit confetti.

colorful book wedding centerpiece

bookmark wedding favor book theme

I love the flowers as bookends to this book wedding centerpiece. So clever and so beautiful! To tie in with her centerpieces, one of our brides had us create this bookmark giveaway card to be hidden in one napkin at each reception table.  The person with the napkin wins the centerpiece book.
{Centerpiece photo by Erin McFarland Photography via Your Wedding Support; Bookmarks by Imbue You Wedding}

Library-Card-Escort-Cards card catalog

book cover table names wedding theme

Bookish details: How about a traditional library card catalog for your escort cards, or favorite book covers instead of table numbers? {Escort cards from Elizabeth Anne Designs; book covers from Wedding Wire}

wedding flowers book pages

Love wedding bunting banner book pages

The printed word can be made new again by turning book pages into something unexpected.
{Flowers by Dana’s Paper Flowers: Banner by High Street Boutique}

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How to Show Your Personality With Your Wedding Invitations

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Mexican Tile Wedding Invitation

When your wedding is full of carefully selected lovely details, your wedding invitations should also be a reflection of you. I want to show you how to create wedding invitations that showcase the personalities of you and your future spouse…and the wedding you are having.

This is the second in a five article series: How to Choose the Right Wedding Invitations for Your Wedding Theme.

1. How to Choose a Wedding Theme That’s Meaningful to You
2. How to Show Your Personality With Your Invitations
3. How to Blend Cultures on Your Wedding Invitations
4. How to Use Your Color Palette on Your Wedding Invitations
5. How to Match Your Invitation Wording to Your Wedding

These design tips work best when your wedding is also a reflection of your personalities, since your invitations should also match your wedding!

Colors and Use of Color on Invitations

stripe wedding invitation You can’t always use your entire wedding palette on your invitations, especially when your palette includes more than three or four colors.

Typically a reception space can hold more colors than an invitation. So unless your invitation features a print or pattern that can handle many colors, you’ll want to select only two or three.

Think about the mood of your wedding when you make this selection. Invitations with soft colors, or a color combination with low contrast will have a romantic, classic or elegant feeling. On the other hand, intense or highly contrasting colors will look bold, high energy and dramatic. It’s all in your color personality.

Also think about use of color on your invitations. For instance, a formal or classic wedding, may feature just one pop of color. But a whimsical wedding theme and couple may want lots of color, and contrasting colors.


Invitation Motifs and Prints

vintage asian print wedding invitation Did you know that people actually see shape before color?

So design elements, such as flowers, prints and monograms, are one of the best ways to show your personality or your wedding theme on your invitations.

Look for prints that speak to you. In general more intricate or detailed designs will read more vintage or romantic. And more graphic or minimalist designs will look more modern. Swooshes, feminine embellishments, or frames around your text will read more formal.


Wedding Invitation Format

rustic leaf wedding invitation The format of your invitations can also say a lot about you and your wedding. And luckily there are so many options to express yourself.

Do you have an ultra modern style? Then you might prefer just a flat invitation card or simple details, such as rounded corners? Or do you want to show the handmade touches that layers, tags and embellishments can provide?

Using the invitation paper you can show your concern for the environment with recycled or wood-free papers. Or showcase your glamorous side with metallics, gems and brooches.


Wedding Invitation Fonts

Maple leaf typographic wedding invitation Fonts are great for expressing the level formality of your wedding.

All caps or all scripts look super formal. So many couples go for a mix of script with regular fonts. For a formal yet modern look, try “small caps,” which are easier on the eyes because the first letters are taller. Or try serif fonts, like Garamond, which have little caps on the bottom of the letters.

Modern style couples or ones having casual weddings, may want to skip the script all together, or use sans serif fonts.

For more information and step by step advice on getting your personality in your invitations, download our free styleguide: 7 Designer Secrets for Meaningful and Memorable Wedding Invitations.

Next I’m going to show you how to blend different cultures or styles on your wedding invitations.

{Written by imbueyouido.com, the blog of Imbue You. Photos by Imbue You Wedding. Thanks for reading!}

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Modern Snow: Winter Wedding Inspiration

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I’m really getting excited by winter weddings now. But talk to me in three months, and I’ll be excited by spring weddings. I guess I just love wedding details!

{Designer Secret} If you want a sleek, modern winter wedding look with a nod to the season, you can skip snowflake icons. Instead try using white on white color and texture. (But there’s nothing wrong with snowflakes. Our logo is a modernized snowflake!)

These are my favorite looks for snowy texture, without the snow. Feathers, faux fur, geometrics, pearls and crystals. There are many modern and elegant ways to evoke winter for your wedding.

feather wedding dress winter

Winter Wonderland Fake Fur Garter

winter wedding details clutch and cake

winter wedding bouquet crystal brooch

{photos by: Lazaro;  Natalie Briggs; Angee W.; Click Photography; Noaki}

This post from Imbue You I Do is copyright Imbue You. Imbue You I Do is the blog of Imbue You Wedding. Thanks for reading!

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