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Inscription for Book Wedding Favor???

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edited October 2014 in Favors
Hi everyone, my FH and I are big readers and we first became interested in each other because we were reading the same book series.  Books play a big role in our leisure time so I was really excited to come up with the idea to give a book away to guests as a parting gift from our wedding and find them for a cost effective price.  I have all the books in hand and many are titles we have read or by authors we enjoy.  I want to make it more personalized and wanted to write an inscription inside the covers of each of them but I am struggling to figure out what to say.  I will put our.names and our wedding date, but I thought a little message would be a great help.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be hugely appreciated!

Re: Inscription for Book Wedding Favor???

  • Something like ... Thank you for sharing in this chapter in our book of life.
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  • I wouldn't make this too identifiable whatever you do because most of these will probably end up donated. I hate to rain on your parade but favors like this usually end up left behind, in the trash or donated. Edible is usually best. What about cookies in the shape of books?
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  • I think a bookmark or bookplate would be a good idea - something that could be more permanent if the reader wanted it to be.

    I also agree with southernbelle.  I think your heart is the in the right place with your favors, and they clearly speak to you and your FI, but I have some questions.  Will guests be able to select their own title?  I'm also an avid reader, but like many people I have genres I enjoy and genres I don't, and I would be less inclined to keep a title from a genre I don't enjoy.  If you are giving books to kids/tweens/teens, have you checked that their parents will be okay with the content? Will each person get a book or will couples/parties share?

    I've seen some very successful non-edible favors at weddings, but these were usually things that were unique to a locale or had a significant emotional tie for most of the guests.  I'm not sure that random books gets you there, unless you are intentional about who gets what.
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  • I'm letting guests pick their book, I have titles from a very wide range of genres...sci-fi, thrillers, romance, historical fiction, current bestselling fiction, mysteries.  I have some young adult books (those are a guilty pleasure of mine) enough for the few kids that age I have coming and I have favorite children's books for the little ones in attendance as well.   I know that not everyone is going to take a book but I still have enough for each person to take their own and I have very few duplicates and frankly I'm quite content to let any books left over go into our library.  Many of our friends and family members are readers, we often exchange books with each other or suggest new titles to try out, so I don't think it is an out of place favor with our guests.  The books will actually double as decor since the "theme" for the wedding is good wine, good books and good company.  I just was looking for a good phrase or statement that was sweet and heartfelt but not kitschy.
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    kas846 said:
    I'm letting guests pick their book, I have titles from a very wide range of genres...sci-fi, thrillers, romance, historical fiction, current bestselling fiction, mysteries.  I have some young adult books (those are a guilty pleasure of mine) enough for the few kids that age I have coming and I have favorite children's books for the little ones in attendance as well.   I know that not everyone is going to take a book but I still have enough for each person to take their own and I have very few duplicates and frankly I'm quite content to let any books left over go into our library.  Many of our friends and family members are readers, we often exchange books with each other or suggest new titles to try out, so I don't think it is an out of place favor with our guests.  The books will actually double as decor since the "theme" for the wedding is good wine, good books and good company.  I just was looking for a good phrase or statement that was sweet and heartfelt but not kitschy.
    I hate to say this because your idea is really cute, but a lot of your guests probably will not pick their own book and bring it home. No offense but no one wants to carry a book around for the rest of their night, and many will probably choose not to leave your wedding with one. I sometimes don't even bring the small, edible favors home with me. 

    I could totally see adding the books to your decor which is a great idea, but I don't think a lot of people will understand that they can take them home, and even if they do, I don't know that they will. Just saying you might be left with a lot of leftover books when the night is over. 

    What about a bookmark favor instead (as long as it's not personalized with your name and wedding date) or book cookie as southernbelle said?
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    We're decorating with books, and mentioning to people that they're welcome to take a book home with them at the end of the night - we also have edible favours, though.

    I like what @hutchsl said - or something like 'thank you for helping us start this new chapter in our lives'.

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  • I agree with the bookmark idea! I wouldn't really want a book as a favor
  • I'd get bookmarks as favors and leave the books as optional for the guests. 
  • As much as I love the theme and the idea- and I do, and thank you for not suggesting a crappy mason jar full of crappy instant hot chocolate- I don't think the logistics will work. 

    People will be too busy socializing to shop and select the books, and at the end of the night, you'll end up packing out many many boxes of books. And books weigh- you'll be packing them in, setting them up, packing them up, lugging them out. Nobody, post reception, will be in the mood for that.

    I like the book shaped cookie idea, because who doesn't love cookies?
    Or the bookmarks, maybe with beautiful quotes from your favorite poems and authors, and a "thank you for being part of our story" sort of thing on the other.
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  • Cute idea but I think I would try to incorporate your love of books a different way.
  • We're doing the same and all our friends that we have told are super excited - I think they might end up fighting each other over what book they get their hands on. We know that plenty of people won't bother which is why we're only getting 100 books for 120-130 person wedding We're stamping them with a 'from the library of' stamp and our wedding date but my bridesmaid suggested slipping a piece of paper inside each one explaining why it was chosen which I thought was rather lovely. We're going to set them up on a bookshelf in the reception space with a sign, but also mention it in the service programme and possibly put a sign up on the escort card bulletin board. I wouldn't worry about people here saying that it's not a good favour. It depends on your guest list, people you know! Both myself and my OH have degrees in English so many of our friends have liberal arts backgrounds which generally translates as book obsessives :)
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