If you’d rather not spend money on a real bouquet of blooms, just replace the flowers with paper! The best part about a paper bouquet is that you’ll have a tangible memory from the big day and won’t have to go through the trouble of preserving it. Create large rosettes in your signature shade for a unique arrangement.
Paper chain backdrop
Remember making paper chains back in elementary school? Well, it’s time to bring those mad skills back for your wedding. Paper chains offer a playful charm that’s simple to create and can match virtually any wedding theme. When you say “I do,” picture a gentle paper chain resembling garland framing you and your better half.
Decorate your ceremony, reception or both with your very own origami cranes. Japanese legend has it that anyone who folds 1,000 cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. This could be a fun pre-wedding project for you and your bridal party. And the end result is beautiful, handmade decor.
For a simple DIY project, try tackling a paper pennant banner to hang up at your reception. It allows you to inject a personalized touch into your big day. All you need is construction paper, scissors, a pencil, a hot glue gun, a glue stick, a stencil, ribbon, a ruler and craft glue. Display your wedding date, names, initials or even a quote from your favorite song.
Advice/comment cards for guests
In between the ceremony and reception, there can be some down time. The bride, groom and wedding party will be elsewhere taking pictures, while the guests mingle, sip on drinks and enjoy a few appetizers. But you don’t want your guests getting restless while they wait – especially if you’re planning on a particularly lengthy photo shoot. Instead of leaving them to count down the minutes until the reception, offer them a bit of entertainment. Have guests fill out advice or comment cards for the happy couple to read later. Ask fun questions like “What should we name our dog?” “Are we a perfect pair or did opposites attract?” “What will be the date of birth of our first child?” These will be equally as fun for your loved ones to fill out as they will be to read later.
Will you be using any of these paper ideas for your nuptials? Share your thoughts with us!