In the wedding world, couples are more and more often adding a special element to their day by taking on the challenge of folding 1,000 origami paper cranes in the belief that they will bring the couple a happy, healthy marriage. Where you put them at your wedding is completely up to you and the options are endless when it comes to what unique places you can use them. Even better, it’s an addition to your decor, too! One easy place to use your cranes is as a backdrop either at your ceremony, a dessert table or just to add something to a blank wall. The cranes don’t have to be all together, at all, either. Used as centerpieces and placed discreetly around in twigs and florals is adorable. To replace large floral arrangements all together, attach them to a base of some sort so they mimic buds in a bud vase along with flower look-alikes or fresh stems. Creating ceiling treatments out of these little guys is an impact making fete. It will take some serious engineering but will be worth it when you and your guests have a whimsical design overhead.
I love this wedding, which used cranes for various elements without going overboard and using them in every nook and cranny. The white color made them more subtle and they even used clear paper, too! I LOVE the clear cranes. They were used in an escort card display and as place cards to tie them both together, as well as in an elaborate ceiling treatment. So how do you make paper cranes? Follow these directions and have at it! Like above you can use a variety of colors, stick to one color, use a neutral tone like white or clear, or a lovely pattern. Have fun and let the folding begin!