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50 Ways to Elevate Your Wedding Décor With Paper

When most people dream about their wedding décor, they're envisioning never-ending cascades of florals and romantic lighting displays. But something as simple as a piece of paper used in a unique way can transform your wedding décor from ordinary to extraordinary. Here, get inspired by 50 of our favorite ideas.

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    Oversized paper flowers attached to a simple sheet creates a romantic ceremony backdrop.

    Photo courtesy of Catching ColorFlies/Etsy

  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    Take the idea of a floral backdrop to the next level with an ombré wall of paper blooms.

    Photo courtesy of Monique Paper Art/Etsy

  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    Want something a little more subtle? A simple cascade of paper flowers is all you need.

    Photo courtesy of Dream Events in Paper/Etsy

  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    A chalkboard backdrop, gold lettering, and corner of flowers creates a lovely backdrop for your DIY photo booth.

    Phto courtesy of Paper Flora/Etsy

  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    Say it loud and clear at your ceremony with oversized signs.

  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    Tissue paper flowers create a charming vintage-inspired backdrop, perfect for a dessert display.

  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    Monochromatic pinwheels add a bit of whimsy to a classic dessert display.

    Photo courtesy of The True Lovers/Etsy

  • Backdrops

    Backdrops

    Punch up your display with jewel-toned fans, honeycomb balls, and paper leaves.

    Photo courtesy of Paris 312 Party/Etsy

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Make a bold impact with a paper flower ceremony arch.

    Photo courtesy of W Paper Flower Design/Etsy

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    For a simple DIY, cut out paper hearts from scrapbook paper, glue them to skewers, and line the aisle with dozens of hearts.

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Transform a minimalist ceremony structure with origami flowers and paper kites. 

    Photo Credit: Ashley Rose Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Write your vows on a scroll for a memorable ceremony backdrop.

    Photo Credit: This Modern Romance

  • Paper Cranes

    Paper Cranes

    Create an ethereal vibe with paper cranes strung overhead at your outdoor wedding ceremony.

    Photo Credit: Carolien and Ben

  • Paper Cranes

    Paper Cranes

    Strands of paper cranes create a wonderful ceremony backdrop.

  • Paper Cranes

    Paper Cranes

    Add some fun to an elegant reception with paper cranes overhead.

    Photo courtesy of Grace Increase/Etsy

  • Bouquets

    Bouquets

    Carry oversized paper flowers down the aisle.

    Photo Credit: Studio Castillero

  • Parasols

    Parasols

    Give your flower girls sweet paper parasols for fun photo props.

    Photo courtesy of Revelty Party Company/Etsy

  • The Details

    The Details

    Hang a heart-shaped wreath made from the pages of your favorite book.

    Photo courtesy of Weared Crafts/Etsy

  • The Details

    The Details

    An origami tree is a unique touch for your table décor, especially for a holiday wedding.

    Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh Paper Girl/Etsy

  • The Details

    The Details

    Pin metallic floral cutouts into a Styrofoam ball for an easy and glam pomander.

    Photo courtesy of Jenna Makes It/Etsy

  • The Details

    The Details

    Create a table runner out of paper doilies for a vintage-inspired vibe.

    Photo courtesy of Prettie Parties/Etsy

  • The Details

    The Details

    Spell out your new monogram with paper flowers.

    Photo courtesy of Centertwine/Etsy

  • The Details

    The Details

    Get in on the greenery trend with a sweet paper version. 

    Photo courtesy of Mlleartsy/Etsy

  • The Details

    The Details

    Quick, easy, and fun — a polaroid-inspired setup for your photo booth.

    Photo courtesy of Shannon Collins Photography

  • The Details

    The Details

    Not a big fan of cake? Use a little papier-mâché for a cake piñata instead.

  • Streamers

    Streamers

    Colorful streamers create a bold and beautiful ceremony backdrop.

    Photo Credit: Hoffer Photography

  • Streamers

    Streamers

    For a visually-appealing backdrop, try twisted streamers in varying widths and colors. 

  • Streamers

    Streamers

    Boldly interwoven streamers are a wonderful juxtaposition against the classic wedding décor beneath.

  • Streamers

    Streamers

    Streamers entwined with twinkling lights creates magical overhead décor.

    Photo Credit: Anne-Claire Brun

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    A heart garland is even more sweet when made from pages of romantic novels.

    Photo courtesy of La Mia Casa/Etsy

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    Vintage-inspired paper coasters strung up as a garland give off a sweet vintage vibe.

    Photo courtesy of Peony and Thistle/Etsy

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    Butterfly cutouts add a whimsical touch.

    Photo courtesy of DC Banner Designs/Etsy

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    A lovely lyrical garland made from sheet music is a sweet touch for any wedding.

    Photo courtesy of Bookity/Etsy

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    A collection of laser-cut heart garlands comes together beautifully as a paper chandelier.

    Photo courtesy of The Purple Dream/Etsy

  • Garlands

    Garlands

    A paper garland makes a sweet backdrop behind your sweetheart table.

    Photo courtesy of Little Merriments/Etsy

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    For a charming centerpiece, arrange spiral paper flowers in painted mason jars.

    Photo courtesy of Bella Luna's Flowers/Etsy

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Perfect for a literary wedding, these paper flower centerpieces are upcycled from book pages.

    Photo courtesy of JLH Upcycling/Etsy

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Pearl pins and and a chrome vase make this floral pomander centerpiece look perfectly elegant. 

    Photo courtesy of Fancy Bloom/Etsy

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    For a beautiful rustic centerpiece, encircle a tree branch candle holder with crepe paper flowers.

    Photo courtesy of Ven Décor Handmade/Etsy

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Take your ceremony décor to the next level with paper flowers on the ceiling.

    Photo Credit: Harwell Photography

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Who knew paper cones could make such gorgeous décor?

    Photo courtesy of Plain Jane/Etsy

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Mexican wedding banners in classic white beautifully accentuate this barn wedding.

    Photo courtesy of Mexican Decorations/Etsy

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Simple sheets of paper come together to create a modern overhead display.

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Gold-painted leaf cutouts suspended from the ceiling is perfect for a fall wedding.

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    There are few things more romantic than dining under the stars.

    Photo Credit: Samuel Lippke Studios

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    A paper lantern chandelier works in any setting, from a barn to a ballroom.

    Photo courtesy of Heidi Place Co/Etsy

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Colorful pendant banners add a whimsical touch to this tented wedding.

    Photo Credit: Benjamin + Elise

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Mix-and-match paper lanterns really pop against a black and white striped tent ceiling.

    Photo Credit: Blooming Photography

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Tissue pom poms give this ballroom wedding a homespun touch.

    Photo Credit: Nina Photo

  • Overhead Décor

    Overhead Décor

    Put the focus on your dance floor with an incredible paper installation overhead.

50 Ways to Elevate Your Wedding Décor With Paper

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