Asking Your Bridesmaids

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I didn’t do an elaborate bridesmaid ask for my ladies- I just asked them, but there are some really cute “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?” cards out there.  Here are a few of may favorite; some are funny, some are sweet and some are just flat out gorgeous.  They can all be found on Etsy.





Picture1I love these two so much.  They are truly beautiful and could be framed as a special keepsake.   left: firstsnowfall, right:aprilheatherart

How did you ask your ladies (or gents) to be part of your special day?  Did you have an “asking” goodie bag?

Literary Wedding Decor


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Last week I shared some of my favorite literary love quotes with you, and this week I wanted to show you some cool ways I’ve found to decorate with books and bookish quotes at the wedding (or shower or book club or whatever!).  For more ideas, check out my Pinterest board “A Bookish Wedding“.

One easy way to add your favorite literary (or non-literary) quotes into your wedding is to include them on your table numbers at the reception.  You can also add a stack of vintage books to make it even more of a literary feast.

table numbersTop Left: No Source.  Anybody know where this is from?; Top Right: Some Kind of Lovely Ride; Middle: Little Lots on Etsy, no longer available; Bottom: One Love Photo (this whole wedding is a beautiful literary themed one)

You could also frame or create unique artwork out of your quotes that you can use as decoration at the wedding and then in your home after as a reminder of your special day. I am all for things that have use after the wedding and won’t just sit in a closet.  I actually have several canvasses that are the size of the ones used in the right hand project.  I may do something like this when we move into our new apartment.

artLeft: Inspiration for Moms; Right: This Humble Home

I hate guestbooks that are just a book that will get stuck in a box in a closet and never looked at, so I think these posters are great to be used as a  guestbook and then framed and hung in your home as art.  You can have people sign around them or on the poster itself.  So many possibilities for creativity! I’m especially fond of the middle one.


Top: Spineless Classics; Middle: SaraAart on Etsy; Bottom: Novel Poster

I you want or need (like me- my fiance is distinctly not a reader, which honestly is probably good since our apartment would not hold another book collection like mine) to have a less overt literary homage in your wedding festivities, here are some great ideas for using book pages in your celebration and decor.  If you can’t handle books being dismantled, you probably want to skip this part!

pagesTop Left: The Paper Walrus on Etsy; Top Right: New Nostalgia (sorry I don’t have the link to the exact post)

Middle Left: Flickr; Middle Right: Coffeebooksandoxygen.tumblr (again, sorry no actual post)

Bottom Left: OKIFOLKI on Etsy; Bottom Right: Simply Stoked

Of course, these barely scratch the suurface of all the millions of ideas out there.  How have you decorated with books or quotes or used them in weddings and events?