Paper is great! (Leave it to a design gal to tout the wonders of paper!) But really, paper is versatile and you can make it take on many shapes and functions for your big day. Did you know that paper originated as far back as 3,000 B.C. in Egypt?
Take a look at this really unique wedding bouquet that I found on Pinterest, made not from your usual blooms but from paper! For off-beat, creative brides, ideas like this are great for letting your creativity shine and making your day all your own! I say, head to your local craft and fabric store and let the inspiration begin! Stroll down the paper aisle and take a look at what different textures and styles are out there.
Paper can be a fabulous colorful detail even for brides who don’t consider themselves to be overly artistic. An incredibly easy and inexpensive way to add a colorful backdrop to your reception decor could be to drape paper chains like this Pinterest picture shows. I remember making those in Kindergarten for the holidays!
You know how some weddings have guests throw rice at the couple as they make their exit from the church? I’ve also seen a lot of people opting to have their guests blow bubbles for a more environmentally friendly approach. In Muslim cultures, it is custom to shower flower petals on the couple as a symbol of good wishes! Well, why not be extra trendy and put a spin on this tradition by having your guests scatter paper? Take a look at these small circular paper cutouts found on Pinterest. These delicate pieces of paper could be just the thing for your send off. You could even give small paper cutouts like these to your flower girl and have her scatter them down the aisle in place of petals!
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