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Bookmark Wedding Favors

Updated on March 9, 2014

Book Inspired!

One way you can show your appreciation to your wedding guests is to give them wedding favors to take home. There are so many nice options to choose from. If you or your future husband are avid readers or university students, it might be a nice idea to give out bookmark favors.

You might also like to pair them with centerpieces that are composed of books, pens, eyeglasses, and other reading material.

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about the style of your bookmarks. But the options are limited only by your imagination.

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Save the Date Bookmarks

Maybe you're looking for another spot to incorporate bookmarks. Well, here is a great idea! You can have bookmarks printed prior to your wedding to send out as “Save The Date” cards.

Insert them in an envelope and mail them to your guests so that they are sure to remember what day your wedding is planned for.


Cross Bookmarks

Many brides will choose cross bookmarks to honor their religious background and the solemnity of the ceremony. There are many lovely choices from the very ornate to the simpler.

More religious favors shape options:

  • Dove
  • Angel
  • Fish
  • Bible


The Seed Bookmark

Many companies today are offering bookmarks that actually have seeds embedded in them. After your guest has used the bookmark, they can plant the whole thing. There is also another version of the seed idea where the envelope it comes in is laced with sees and the bookmark is kept. Either way, it’s a green and interesting idea.

Photo Bookmarks

Many options abound when you add a photo to a bookmark. You can make them yourself with a home printer and laminate them. That way you can write a special note to your guests and put them on their take-home wedding gifts. Or, you can order them pre-made and you just slip in a photo.

Personalized Favors & Bookmark Favors

Satin Bookmark Favors
Satin Bookmark Favors

Personalized Satin Bookmarks

You can order satin bookmarks that are customized with your names and wedding date and a short message to your guests. You can select colors that match with your décor. These are nice because they are very personal and different.

Heart Bookmark Favors

There are an abundance of heart-shaped bookmarks available and for good reason. They speak of love every time you look at them. Guests will remember your special day every time they open the book where they have placed your lovely favor.

Shaped Bookmark Wedding Favors
Shaped Bookmark Wedding Favors | Source

Butterfly Bookmarks

Butterflies are popular because they are light and friendly and welcome. They add a fanciful touch to your wedding when they are displayed in colorful array as bookmarks on your tables.

Snowflake Bookmarks

You can order bookmarks with delicately branched snowflakes in whites, silvers or glitter. If the snowflake style you like doesn’t come with glitter, why not add it yourself? These are perfect for a winter or holiday wedding.

Bride and Groom Bookmarks

Order a set of these darling 3-dimensional bookmarks for each couple. They feature a bride’s dress on the top of one and a tuxedo on the other. The 3-D form sticks out of the top of the book. Very cute.

Beach Themed Bookmarks

If you are having a beach or destination wedding, there are many lovely nautical symbols you can have on your bookmarks. Customize them to truly make them representative of you as the couple.

Starfish, boats, fish, shells and more are all available. It might also be fun to get a nautical knot bookmark to honor your “tying the knot.”

DIY Tips on Making Bookmarks


Make Your Own

There are so many custom made bookmarks available today that you can pretty much find any design you’re looking for. But if you want to really add a special touch, why not make your own? You simply need good quality card stock or watercolor paper. If you have a friend who is an artist, have him paint you a few strokes of color (or you can do it yourself) and then add calligraphy with your new monogram or a bible verse or quote you’re fond of.

You can attach a fancy ribbon to match your colors or you can do a simple twist of raffia. Get as wild as you like. Adhere vintage buttons or if you’re into fashion, make the whole bookmark out of a zipper. Tie on bells, baubles or crystal beads. Invite friends and family over to help you make them. They’ll feel included and will be proud when they see their handiwork on the tables at the reception.


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    • Nicole S profile image

      Nicole S Hanson 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Maybe it's just me, but I always am looking for a bookmark so I would love if these were wedding favors! I would probably be the one to take home extras too ;)

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      Janice S 5 years ago

      If you are going to give guests wedding favors, I always feel like they should be something that they can use again and again so bookmarks are a great idea. Love the snowflake ones for a winter wedding!

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      jkvkdailey4 5 years ago from Minnesota

      I'm always looking for a bookmark, it would be great to get one as a party favor!

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Those are all so pretty, and so useful! I like the fact you can customize it for a garden theme, a religious them, or whatever appeals to you. Bookmarks are small enough to be tucked into the Bible, or put in the corner of a frame with a picture of the couple. Great ideas!

      Voted up, useful and beautiful!