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A Kraft Paper Wedding

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 invitations

by jessica lam – wedding stationery

Kraft Paper Wedding

kraft paper wedding invitations

by jessica lam – wedding stationery

kraft paper wedding invitations

by jessica lam – wedding stationery

kraft paper wedding invitations

by jessica lam – wedding stationery

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!

kraft paper save the date

crafted by: lande and maze // photo credit: becker photography (engagement photos inside save the date by mnc photography // via oh so beautiful paper

Decor

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.

kraft paper wedding

photo credit: devlin photos, styled by luellas boudoir, florals by cherubs florists via style me pretty

These bride and groom kraft paper chair tags ooze sweet simplicity! This is easily one of my favorite kraft paper wedding ideas ever.

kraft bride and groom chair tags

photo credit: pobke photography styled by the bride // via style me pretty

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.

kraft paper wedding

by lbc paper

A large kraft sign with white typography? I love this.

kraft paper wedding

photo credit: devlin photos, styled by luellas boudoir, florals by cherubs florists via style me pretty

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.

kraft paper wrapped drinks

photo credit: elizabeth messina photography, styled by mindy weiss party consultants via style me pretty found via pinterest

Another fun idea? Kraft paper drink stirrers like these spotted at Madison Belle.

kraft paper drink stirrers with mustaches

by madison belle

Dress up a candy or dessert bar with kraft paper labels to identify each flavor, like so:


photo credit: pobke photography styled by the bride // via style me pretty

Bouquets

Select simple flowers for bridesmaids and surprise them with kraft paper wrapped bouquets, personalized with their names painted in white.

bouquet wrapped in kraft paper

photo credit: tokketok via unstitched blog

Kraft Programs

Keep the kraft paper love going throughout the ceremony with kraft programs for guests to read about your wedding before the music begins.


photo credit: tales of a junkaholic via emily baker creative

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:


photo credit: saltwater kids

Love to ride bicycles together? Hand-stamped kraft bags like these by Lost Bridge Designs would fit in nicely.


by lost bridge designs

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!


photo credit: kristen magee for paper crave via cottage industrialist

And, finally, two of the cutest tags I’ve seen in quite some time! These kraft paper favor tags are handmade by Doble Ele.


by doble ele

These adorable favor tags are handmade by Pigeon Paperie and can be easily added to mason jar favors in an instant!


by pigeon paperie

Table Talk

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.

kraft paper table number diy

photo credit: mary swenson for project wedding

Incorporate a vintage feel with a kraft paper menu and hardcover books, one of our favorite combinations:

kraft paper wedding

photo credit: devlin photos, styled by luellas boudoir, florals by cherubs florists via style me pretty

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.

kraft paper wedding

photo credit: grace happens

kraft paper napkin rings

photo credit: grace happens

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!)

kraft paper table runner

photo credit: michelle feileacan, styled by jessamyn harris weddings via style me pretty

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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!

Happy Planning!


-E.

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