Breathtaking Origami You Must Include in Your Wedding

Origami has been a wedding tradition for thousands of years – at least in Japan. So take a page from our friends due east and start folding (and don’t stop!). Be it 1,000 paper cranes for good luck, or a cost-effective and ever-lasting paper flower bouquet, origami is all the wedding rage. Check out five ways to make it a part of your Big Day.

1,000 Paper Cranes

Legend says that if you fold one thousand paper cranes before your wedding day, your marriage will be long, happy, and full of good luck – in short everything you want it to be.

They also make a beautiful backdrop for pictures.

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Create whimsical ambiance for a whimsical wedding.

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They can be all white, or match the color scheme of your reception.

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Cranes can even be used to add some Japanese flair to a woodland setting.

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Centerpieces for Every Aesthetic

Candles and flowers are par for the course in the wedding world. Add in a few paper accents, though, and your centerpieces go from blasé to beautiful.

A little bit country.

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Image courtesy of Mrs.Origami (via Flickr)

A little bit modern.

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A lotta bit stunning.

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Flower Power (the paper kind)

Wedding flowers are part of the Top 6 Wedding Expenses – but not if you use paper petals.. For a look that is both practical and perfectly pretty, try origami bouquets!

Old-timey and elegant.

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Full and flourishing.

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Images courtesy of theprincessofpopups.com and bethorigami (via Flickr)

When roses fail, try lilies.

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Paper not a part of your plans? What about fabric? It can be folded just a beautifully as paper, and is often more lush looking.

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Paper Favors

Your friends and family expect a little somethin’ to remember your celebration by. Give them a gift befitting of your Big Day.

Fold up your good fortune, and let your guests take it home.

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Dainty origami boxes can hold candy or other creations.

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From bouquets to centerpieces, paper flowers are timeless.

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“Cootie Catchers” are fun to play with during inevitable crying during the best man’s toast.

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Light Up Your Night

Paper lanterns are elegant and extraordinary – especially when the ceiling is covered with swaying, glowing orbs.

Colorful flowers that glow from the inside out…

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…or bight white that shines nuptial splendor.

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Color and paper boxes transform a plain string of Christmas lights into an eye-catching creation.

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2 thoughts on “5 Ways to Bring Origami into Your Wedding

  1. Hi
    please can you update my details to the “Images courtesy of theprincessofpopups.com and bethorigami (via Flickr)” for the origami-orange-and-red-bouquet.jpg as that is my image which is featured on theprincessofpopups.com blog

    Thanks
    Em

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