I was searching for menu styles online, and found one where it's in a book. This got me thinking...
We make our own little books (using blurb or something). with the menu in the first few pages (appetizers on one, main course on the next, etc). The rest of the pages (probably at least 25) would be quotes, poems, very short stories that we really like, centered around love and life. Working title: "Food and Other Thoughts."
On the front inner cover, I can write "For [guest's name]" and on the back inner cover we can have a "thank you!" I definitely want to personalize each menu.
The nicest version would be hardcover, but that's so expensive, so we'll probably do paperback. It'd be about $3 per book, and I think there are discounts for bulk orders. FYI we're having about 50 guests, all close relatives and friends.
What would be really cool is if in the RSVP cards, guests could tell me what their favorite poem/quote is and I could include that. not sure if that'd work out.
I know this is SO extravagant. But I really like the idea. There's not a literary theme to our wedding, but both me and FI love writing (I'm minoring in creative writing and he's attempting to write a book)...I also love poems.