Thursday, September 6, 2007

Paper+Weddings=Beautifully Inexpensive.

Call me a paper groupie if you must but I love how such beautiful things can be made and created with paper. A new favorite blog Lucky Me features a wedding designed by Brides Magazine and my fave event planner, Tara Guerard of Soiree in Charleston and this event takes a paper element {wallpaper design} and incorporates it into all aspects of the wedding.

From the pictures in that post I was inspired to show how paper can be a wonderful and inexpensive way to decorate.

These photos capture behind the scene details of an inexpensive table design option from Today throws a Martha Stewart Wedding. The tissue paper pom-pom flowers hanging from the ceiling of your venue and tissue paper wrapped candle filled vases can enhance your decor, keep you within budget, and based on the color used can give you a lovely illumination throughout the room. {*another tip: use a decorative vellum paper and wrap around cylinder vases}

This photo from Brooklyn Bride's blog shows how you can take a basic metal can {rougly the size of a large coffee can} and create a stylish centerpiece by using wrapping paper from stylish designers like whimsy press; eieio; snow and graham and many more. That same wrapping paper pattern can be incorporated through your event like as wrapping for party favors; the backing to table numbers the ideas are limitless.

Another option is paper flowers. If you want to save on your floral budget and your wedding theme permits think about using kits from Paper Source and you can create lovely bouquets like this wedding from the knot

These floral poms by MacKenzie of Kenzie Kate invitations and Something Old Something New blog who created these lovely paper inspired floral poms that were the primary focus of the wedding.

If you're trying to determine how to cut cost for your wedding, think about paper. This simple yet stylish element can give your event character.

1 comment:

Oh Happy Blog! said...

Thank you for putting so many great ideas into one space... I believe that my most favorite designs are those that are creative and innovative... those that are able to take an every-day object (like paper) and use it in a new and unexpected way.... it would be so much fun if you were to enter an all-paper tabletop at the contest over at "Weddings by Socialites"