March 23, 2012 | 2 Comments
Happy Friday! Get ready to be inspired by the very best kraft paper wedding inspiration! Kraft paper gained instant popularity in the wedding + event styling industry for its ability to be both functional and versatile. There are few decor elements that can cohesively tie into both a vintage, rustic wedding or a chic, modern event like kraft paper can. Whether you tie in a few subtle elements (a favor tag, a place card, a favor) or you dive into full kraft paper love, we think there’s a little something you’ll love. Plus, kraft paper can handle any theme from vintage, rustic, shabby chic, woodland, or modern, just to name a few. Read on to find out how you can plan a perfect kraft paper wedding with tons of handmade wedding ideas and Real Wedding examples to inspire you, beginning with ultra-chic invitations by the lovely Jessica Lam – Wedding Stationery. Enjoy!
Kraft Paper Wedding
Aren’t they lovely? The burst of color against the neutral shade of brown makes these invitations pop! To see more (there are TONS from which to choose), visit Jessica Lam – Wedding Stationery, Featured Artisan in The Marketplace!
Kraft Paper Save the Date
Don’t forget to tie in your theme with a deliciously designed save the date! We spotted this kraft paper save the date at Oh So Beautiful Paper crafted by Lande and Maze and we’re in love: chevron + kraft paper never looked so good together!
A large ‘hello’ banner creates an inviting space above the card table while a ‘cards’ sign of kraft paper is strung across the card box with natural twine.
These bride and groom kraft paper chair tags ooze sweet simplicity! This is easily one of my favorite kraft paper wedding ideas ever.
I love these kraft paper flowers! Big, bold, and ready to be placed on chairs, along the aisleway, on the cake table, and more. By LBC Paper.
A large kraft sign with white typography? I love this.
Food + Drink
Greet guests with glass bottles filled with freshly-squeezed lemonade and covered with a kraft paper wrapping. Tie with sisal twine and add a decorative straw. Delicious! Don’t forget black markers – guests can identify which bottle is theirs simply by writing it on the paper.
Another fun idea? Kraft paper drink stirrers like these spotted at Madison Belle.
Dress up a candy or dessert bar with kraft paper labels to identify each flavor, like so:
Select simple flowers for bridesmaids and surprise them with kraft paper wrapped bouquets, personalized with their names painted in white.
Keep the kraft paper love going throughout the ceremony with kraft programs for guests to read about your wedding before the music begins.
Wrap It Up: Kraft Paper Favors
Weddings with emphasis on a love for all things foodie can gift freshly baked bread to guests as favors in a hand-stamped kraft bag:
Love to ride bicycles together? Hand-stamped kraft bags like these by Lost Bridge Designs would fit in nicely.
A jar of jam, honey, or another homemade favorite (like this marinara sauce) always makes a heartfelt favor. Wrap the lid in kraft paper and twine like Kristin Magee does in this example by Paper Crave. What a cute idea!
And, finally, two of the cutest tags I’ve seen in quite some time! These kraft paper favor tags are handmade by Doble Ele.
Kraft paper details can be included on the reception tables but remember that less is more. You want to include the theme with subtlety, while also introducing colors, patterns, and textures into the mix. One way to dress up your tables is with kraft paper wrapped tin cans which can be made into DIY table numbers. This DIY project by Project Wedding (photo by Mary Swenson) is easy to do and works well for weddings or bridal showers. You can also craft these centerpieces with your monogram, the wedding date, or table ‘names’ instead of numbers.
Incorporate a vintage feel with a kraft paper menu and hardcover books, one of our favorite combinations:
Another brilliant idea is wrapping linen napkins with kraft paper as napkin rings. Check out this example by Grace Happens that cohesively incorporates a blue and white palette with subtle kraft paper elements.
For the reception, use a kraft paper table runner on each table decorated with bold pops of colorful flowers. Against the neutral brown shade, the colorful punches of color will be even more amplified! Plus, no worry about wrinkled tablecloths before the big day (these just roll right out) and after the wedding you can throw away! Brilliant. (Don’t forget a pack of crayons at the kids table, which will keep kids coloring for hours!)
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As you can see, the possibilities of a perfectly planned kraft paper wedding are endless. Share your thoughts with us below!
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