Sneaking in some elements of origami to your wedding is definitely an awesome idea. Origami is unique, lovely, unforgettable very personal. It’s something your friends and family will be talking about because it’s not everyday that one gets to see handmade paper flowers, decorations, invitations and favors on a wedding. There’s something whimsical and very personal about it.
Flowers are the first things that come to mind when a wedding is talked about. You’ll be surprised at how paper flowers can be just as equally pretty as the fresh ones. You can make paper flower bouquets, table centerpieces, hanging decorations, boutonnieres and even pretty decorations for the cake.
Paper flowers are called kusudama. You can start making your flower decorations or employ someone’s services. But where’s the fun in that? Kusudama can bring you to places you never thought were there – colorful kusudama balls that hang like cabbage chandeliers, bridal kusudama bouquets with hints of glitter and pearls, pretty little kusudama flowerets mingled with fresh leaves on your wedding cake, kusudama flowers set in a lovely glass vase. You will come up with more ideas that are fun once you get those creative juices flowing.
Cranes symbolize loyalty, fidelity and honor. Almost always, cranes are present in a Japanese wedding. Cranes are known to mate for life – so they’re perfect for any wedding. For some, they symbolize happiness too. Paper cranes make great decoration for your wedding. You can let them hang from the ceiling – you can string cranes together in varying lengths of strands and make a crane curtain. This is excellent for a stage set in the altar – or in the backyard or on a tree. The more cranes, the merrier and the prettier. Have fun and experiment with different colors. Paper cranes are great as wedding giveaways too. You can arrange them on a table as a lovely centerpiece.
Origami boxes are a fun way to keep wedding giveaways – potpourri flowers, chocolate hearts, candies, fancy looking soap bars, little pretzel sticks, healthy nuts. And what’s more awesome about an origami box is it’s easy to fold. And fun too! Even for the first time paper folder, the box is a cinch to do.
Personal Photo Frames
Origami photo frames are a great way to spruce up your wedding venue. And they can also double as wedding favors. Look for many other wonderful origami picture frame designs. Pick out the best and the easy ones. You can highlight you and your partner’s baby pictures, and all your pictures at different stages and milestones of your lives. You can display your photos as table centerpieces – they will make excellent conversation pieces for your guests.
Fancy Wedding Invitations
You can personalize your wedding invitations by adding origami items on your invitation. Check out many options – from butterflies to flowers to cranes and even to a bride and groom origami. You can put paper hearts in different colors too.