When you start to plan out your wedding, you’ll quickly realize that paper can play an important role in your big day. You can use this material for decorations and more practical purposes as well like place settings. However, you’re going to be busy enough making invite lists and booking a venue that coming up with good paper craft uses will get pushed to the side. That’s why we have done it for you. As you start getting ready for the main event, consider what paper uses will make the day that much more special.
The most important paper products you’re going to need are wedding invitations and thank you cards. Ordering these at the same time can be useful because you can make sure the themes match or are at least similar. You can also kill two birds with one stone, as they say, and have both the invitations and thank yous out of the way simultaneously.
If you want people to throw rice or birdseed, give them something cute to hold it in. Style Me Pretty suggests making rice tossers, which basically consist of stationery and wire with a decorative top. Style Me Pretty shows a butterfly on the wire, but you could find a picture that matches the theme of your wedding.
During the ceremony you can also use paper to decorate the hall or aisle with paper flowers. The nice thing about these decorations is you can keep them for as long as you’d like and they won’t go bad, unlike real flowers.
The reception hall offers so many opportunities to incorporate paper decorations! The first thing that comes to mind is the name card. Each place setting needs a name card so people can easily find their seats in the dining area. Make the name places special by hand writing each one – this is an especially good idea if you have any calligraphy skills.
Another opportunity to use writing materials during the celebration is to set blank comment cards at each table. To make these notes really special, put out personalized stationery to make the set neat and tidy when you collect them all at the end of the evening. To go along with this idea, set out a prompt card in case people are unsure what to write. A few suggestions for your guests could be to write a piece of advice, a fun/meaningful marriage story or a to share a favorite story about the bride and/or groom.
The party favors you set out for guests are another excuse to use paper decorations during your wedding. For instance, you could cut out strips of paper to wrap some chocolates in, or you could make little boxes that contain various gifts. Guests will be curious to see what they get in their containers, and the boxes will serve as a decorative keepsake. Also, don’t forget to put a little paper tag on each favor thanking your guests for coming to celebrate your special day.