Get Krafty! 12 Inspiring Kraft Paper Accents for your Wedding
Kraft paper is a long-time favorite for those planning rustic, casual, or whimsical weddings. There’s a misconception that Kraft paper isn’t an appropriate paper choice for more elegant affairs, but if you pair it well with your other décor elements, Kraft paper can be used for just about any theme, from the most casual to most sophisticated.
Kraft paper is available in a number of shades, weights, and sizes – you can even get pre-cut and folded Kraft paper invitations and envelopes! Plus, It’s neutral enough to fit in with any color palette or event theme. Don’t believe me? Check out this gallery of beautiful Kraft paper weddings.
To help showcase the versatility of Kraft paper, we’ve compiled 12 of our favorite Kraft paper table accents and wedding decorations:
For Your Table
Setting your wedding table is a little more complicated than simply setting out plates and cutlery. There are a lot of elements to consider, from your centrepieces to your table numbers and placecards.
Kraft paper is the perfect canvas for your wedding tablescape. Take a look:
1. Kraft paper tablecloths
Who didn’t love going to a restaurant with brown paper tablecloths and cups of crayons? Recall the charm of childhood by covering your wedding tables with Kraft paper tablecloths. Provide permanent markers or crayons and let your guests go wild!
If you’re having a buffet-style wedding or any type of self-serve feature, you could also label your Kraft paper tablecloths like you see here:
See the whole look on Something Turquoise.
2. Table runners
If covering your entire table in Kraft paper seems like too much for you, you can achieve a similar, slightly toned-down look by creating Kraft paper table runners. Leave your Kraft paper clear for a cleaner look, or add a little extra whimsy by stamping your runners with a simple pattern like polka dots.
3. Table numbers
Print simple table numbers using Kraft paper cutouts and attach them to your centrepieces or floral arrangements.
4. Traditional placecards
Create your own placecards by printing or hand-lettering names onto small pieces of Kraft paper.
Save yourself some time by purchasing pre-cut or scored Kraft paper.
5. An alternative to traditional placecards
If traditional placecards aren’t your style, try creating truly unique place settings by individually labelling each seat on using a Kraft paper tablecloth or table runner.
6. Printable table numbers and placecards
These table numbers and placecard printables are both cute and economical.
Purchase the printable files from Modern Mountain Life.
7. Silverware Bundles
These silverware bundles may not have been designed for weddings, but they do offer a lovely twist on the traditional table setting. They’re also perfect for casual, buffet-style, or outdoor wedding receptions.
Create pockets like Think Garnish (pictured left), or wrap your cutlery bundles like Liz Banfield (right).
These Kraft paper menus double as a cute placemat:
Square menus work just as well as circles – try using 12” x 12” Kraft paper.
You could also print separate menus on Kraft paper – check back in a couple of weeks for some of our favorite wedding Kraft paper printables!
Creating your own decorations is a simple way to cut down on the costs of your wedding. They may take a little time to put together, but DIY decorations add a charming personal touch to any event – especially when they’re made of Kraft paper.
Here are a few of our favorite decorations:
9. Simple streamers
Whatever shape you choose, these streamers are easy to make and perfect for any wedding.
Simply cut your shapes and affix string or ribbon! Try using different shades of Kraft paper:
10. Kraft paper backdrop
This Kraft paper backdrop is super easy to make, and it can be totally customized to suit the theme of your event – try hand-lettering your names, your favorite poetry, quotations, or even draw pictures:
You could even supply a few markers and let your guests get creative – talk about a truly special backdrop for your wedding photos!
Who doesn’t love confetti, especially at a wedding? Create your own customized confetti in any shape you like and pop it into small plastic bags with a Kraft paper seal!
These Kraft papers are perfect for the job:
12. Paper flowers
These giant Kraft paper flowers by Lia Griffith are truly eye-catching. Create multiple arrangements and hang them throughout your wedding, or craft a fantastic backdrop for your wedding table!
Try using 18” x 12” Kraft paper. See how Lia made them and download the templates on her blog.
Kraft paper is anything but just rustic! Kraft paper adds an understated element of whimsy to any wedding, no matter how sophisticated. Its neutral tones suit any color scheme, and you can use it for anything from the smallest elements like your placecards to large backdrops for your wedding photos.
Check back in a few weeks to take a look at our favourite Kraft paper wedding invitations!
Take a look at our Wedding inspiration category for more great wedding ideas.