Some wedding ideas are so good, they should be seen at lots and lots of weddings. And because they are so good, they generally are. Other things should definitely be seen at lots of weddings but for some reason, they haven’t caught on in quite the same way – at least, not yet. We are sure these ideas will catch-on eventually, but at the moment, they remain as “brilliant wedding ideas”, enjoyed by a select band of discerning individuals. Into that category, we of course place crêpes (our own brilliant wedding idea) and our new favourite: wedding origami.
Origami at weddings seems such an obvious idea, yet we are yet to encounter it in our entire ten year existence as wedding caterers. The potential is huge yet it barely seems to have been explored. The most obvious wedding origami potential exists with paper flowers – either as table decoration, hair decoration, alternatives to button-hole carnations and of course bouquets. The benefits are wide-ranging, namely that the “flowers” will last forever and they add a unique touch to the day. Different colours and types of paper exist along with limitless potential for designs. It is always surprising that brides crave new and different ideas to help their weddings stand out from the crowd, yet fantastic ideas such as wedding origami remain relatively unexploited.
We searched online and came up with this company: http://www.paperbouquets.co.uk/ We have never encountered them at any of the weddings where we have provided crepe catering and we are in no way affiliated to them, but we thought that what they do is such a great idea and is one which should be utilised more often in our view. Check the site out.
In the same way that crêpes aren’t just for Pancake Day, origami doesn’t just have to be for flowers. The origami potential at weddings is vast. Some research has shown that different cultures routinely involve origami at weddings and in Japan, there are some symbolic items made specifically for weddings.
For example, in Japan, the crane is regarded as representing a long and healthy life and it is also believed that cranes remain with the same partner for life, with both male and female jointly building the nest.
Paper hearts seem fairly straightforward to make, and larger table centrepieces can also be made from paper. With careful handling and preservation, they will last a lifetime. At tables, guests could also be provided with sheets of paper and instructions on making simple origami pieces – fun and creative ideas always go down well at weddings, we find.
Much like crepe catering at weddings, we believe that origami is in the category of “next big thing waiting to happen” in the wedding industry. We look forward to when that day arrives.