Origami Details

Hello, lovelies! It’s time for another roundup, and today I’m not only bringing you some detail candy, but also some fab DIYs to help you incorporate this particular trend/idea into your wedding. I’m personally a big fan of origami and as both an accessible DIY and one that’s flexible enough to look great in a number of different styles of weddings, I can see why it’s become more popular recently. Cranes are, of course, the big one (and they have special meanings for weddings – brides and grooms are supposed to fold 1,000 cranes for luck, since the patience and perseverance in folding all that paper is supposed to be a small taste of the qualities needed for a happy marriage). But recently I’ve seen some other lovely (and basic) origami details emerging as well, and I’ve rounded them up here. If you’d like to add a handmade touch to your day, or if you feel like your table needs that extra something, or you’re looking for cute escort cards, or or or… this may just be for you.


Left: Origami heart Save the Dates from Eat Drink Chic; Right: Origami heart place cards from Martha Stewart

How pretty are these? Origami hearts make for great place settings, escort cards, even Save the Dates. Here are two sets of instructions for the hearts pictured above:


Source: Browne Photography via Style Me Pretty

I love these little birds, and this bride used them as great little escort cards, surrounding a twig tree (which could also double up as a wishing tree, if you like).


Left: Origami boat garland via le Frufru; Right: Origami boat place setiing from Martha Stewart

How adorable are these for a beach or nautical wedding? It’s the perfect whimsical touch for your table, and makes a super sweet garland as well.


Left: Origami paper planes from Martha Stewart; Right: Storybook Photography via The Pretty Blog

If boats are for nautical-themed weddings, aeroplanes are just perfect for travel-themed receptions and globetrotting couples. Use them as part of your decor, or substitute them for confetti after the ceremony – just watch your eyes!

Fortune Tellers

Left: Origami fortune teller from Ruffled; Centre: Origami fortune teller from Martha Stewart; Right: Origami fortune teller from The Pretty Blog

Here’s another you’ve probably made before, back on the school playground. Updated for adulthood, they make the pretties menus/orders of service/Save the Dates/table decorations. And this DIY’s even easier for you, since some of the generous folks in wedding land have produced templates for you to work from.


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