I went to a lovely multicultural wedding that was chock full of ideas to steal. The bride was an unusually talented woman of Chinese descent with a knack for DIY and a flower arranging class under her belt, and the groom was a patient man of Japanese descent who was good at following directions. In this case, the bride and groom had a theme of the color red and paper cranes follow throughout their ceremony and reception. This worked well with their cultural backgrounds, but even if this isn’t your culture, you can see how cute the results are. And, there really is nothing to stop you from incorporating some neat origami into your wedding.
For the DIY inclined, I’ll give you a few tips from this savvy bride so you can perhaps copy some of her grand ideas. 1) Take a flower arranging class. Just one will help a ton! 2) Plan in advance where you will order your flowers in bulk. Markets and also wholesale clubs can be good for this. 3) Do practice runs of your centerpieces; maybe do your bridal shower arrangements or the like. 4) Don’t do your own calligraphy, but rather, print everything on the computer and trace with metallic pens…no one will ever know! 5) For the overly enthusiastic and perhaps DIY disinclined, calculate costs. When you factor in your practicing, mistakes, and time, it may be cheaper to hire someone. 6) Have a plan B!