Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas

Too often, wedding signage becomes an afterthought. However, these examples prove that signs are yet another opportunity to add a personal touch to your wedding day. From elephant leaves to vintage windows, don’t be afraid to throw out all conventional forms of signage and get creative! Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This sturdy sign won’t blow away! I love the combination of the wood, white calligraphy, and greenery. | Photography: Brian Hatton, Stationery: Swiss Cottage Designs via MODwedding

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Give your wedding a tropical vibe by using elephant leaves and calligraphy for your menu. | Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography, Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

I can think of so many fun uses for these marquee letters! Wedding hashtag, anyone? | Photography: Kristina Adams Photography, Planning + Design: Rustic Vintage Events, Marquee Sign: My Marquee SD via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add a pop of color with hand painted menus. | Photography: Naomi Chokr Photography, Stationery: Shannon Kirsten Illustration via The Celebration Society

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Welcome your guests with an oversized, typographic banner. | Photography: Wild Whim Design + Photography, Paper Goods: Prim and Pixie via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Wes Anderson-inspired campground signs are fun and practical. | Photography: Phil Chester, Paper Goods: Tera Hatfield via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create thrones for the bride and groom by adding personalized calligraphy banners to their chairs. | Photography: Leo Patrone, Calligraphy: Patti Adair, Stationery + Event Signage: OOXX Invitations via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas

It wouldn’t be a celebration without balloons, right? 😉 They’re used as a menu here, but would make great table numbers, too! | via The Merrythought

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

This vintage window used as a sign makes me want to write all over my windows! | Photography: Miranda Hattie Photography, Calligraphy: Boyd Shropshire Design, Wood Signs + Vintage Windows: Old Florida Lumber Company via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a scroll backdrop with your favorite passage or quote in calligraphy. | Photography: Rachel Leigh Photography, Calligraphy: Paperglaze Calligraphy via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Signage Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Your guests won’t miss this bold retro-inspired sign. | Photography: Angela Marklew of Fstop Inertia via Green Wedding Shoes

How are you planning to incorporate signs into your wedding day?

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring

Sometimes pastels get a bad rap for being tired or old fashioned, but these aren’t your grandmother’s pastels! Keep reading for ideas on how to incorporate pretty pastels into your wedding day in a fresh, contemporary way. – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Top your cake with a pair of pink flamingos via Studio DIY

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Welcome your guests with a painted sign adorned with flowers and greenery. | Photography: Delbarr Moradi Photography via Refinery 29

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

White plates pop against a pastel table cloth. | Photography: Nancy Ray Photography via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

These pink and blue ribbons used as escort cards deserve a prize (pun intended) for being so pretty! | Photography: Harrison Studio via Style Me Pretty, Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Paint balloons for a watercolor effect. | Photography: Jeff Mindell via Balloon Time

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Layer pastel paper flowers for a whimsical backdrop. | Photography: Roberta Facchini, Paper Floral Wall: Paper Flower Weddings via Strictly Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Or make these standing flowers for an equally beautiful backdrop! | Photography: Lauren Peele Photography, Paper Flowers: Blome’s Paperie via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use watercolors to make place mats that double as seating cards. | Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Send off the happy couple with pastel confetti or flower petals. | Photography: Hudson Nichols via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Pastels for Spring / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Decorate the reception with colorful ribbons and streamers. | Photography: Shipra Panosian via Shipra Panosian

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Wedding Details

Whether you want to go all out with a rainbow-colored archway or add just a hint of color with a paper flower backdrop, here are some easy ways to incorporate colorful wedding details in your wedding day. (Remember, you can adjust any of these ideas to fit your wedding theme and color palette!) – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a dramatic altar with colorful paper flowers. | Photography: Ashley Rose Photography, Event Design: Jesi Haack Design via Brides

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Stitch pieces of fabric together to form a geometric backdrop. | Photography: Brandon Kidd Photography via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Line the table with citrus-colored honeycombs. | Photography: You Look Lovely via Studio DIY100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Attach balloon tassels for a pop (pun intended) of color. I like how they used two shades of pink in the picture above. | Photography: Amy & Jordan, Florals & Design Concept: Amanda Veronee, Paper Goods: Paper & Honey via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Add a subtle hint of color with dip dyed macramé. | Photography: Annie McElwain via Bash Please

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Create a whimsical archway with different shapes and colors of honeycombs. More is more! | Photography: Martin Vielma via 100 Layer Cake

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Make the dinner menu stand out against an already colorful table by using a contrasting color. | Photography: Sarah at Pie Shoppe, Paper Goods: Daydream Prints via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hang paper flowers against a dark wall for a simple and elegant backdrop. | Photography:Jennifer Fujikawa Photography, Paper Flower Backdrop: Paper Fox LA via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Mix balloons and flowers to create a fun and memorable installation. | Photography: Jessica Peterson via The House That Lars Built

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Colorful Details / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Attach braided ribbons and yarn around hoops and encourage guests to leave notes. | Photography: KT Crabb Photography via 100 Layer Cake

How are you planning to incorporate color into your wedding?

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favor Ideas

I think the best wedding favors are personal AND practical (and yes, I count mini pies as practical!). Here are some wedding favor ideas to send your guests home with an extra special thank you gift, from the aforementioned mini pies to adorable custom matchboxes and seed packets. Bonus: you can make some seriously adorable labels to accompany any of these favor ideas! – Annie

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors / Mini Jam Jars from Martha Stewart Weddings via Oh So Beautiful PaperWedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors / Leaves made of seed paper by Martha Stewart Weddings via Oh So Beautiful Paper

Personalize jars of jam with custom labels or tags. | Photography: Corbin Gurkin via Martha Stewart Weddings // Cut out leaves of seed paper that guests can take home to grow their own wildflowers. | Photography: Raymond Hom via Martha Stewart Weddings

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors / Favor Bags made from Printed Paper via Minted / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Use whatever paper scraps you already have to make these patchwork favor bags. | Photography: Jared Smith, DIY Patchwork Favor Bags: Sugar and Cloth via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Ask for recipes when you send out your RSVP cards and compile them into a cookbook to use as your favors. | Photography: Emily Scannell, Graphic Design: Lisa Mishima via Style Me Pretty

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Buy coffee in bulk and print custom labels to create these mini coffee bag favors. Your guests will be thanking you the next morning! | Photography: Kaitie Bryant Photography, Paper Goods: Yvonne Lin via Green Wedding Shoes

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Potted succulents with a personalized message attached make a memorable gift. | Photography: Studio Phrené via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

A mini pie in a mini box with a mini fork. What’s there not to love? | Photography: Heather Waraksa, Mini Pie: Luckybird Bakery via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Print matchbox designs and adhere to matchboxes for a personal and practical favor. It’s a match made in heaven. | Matchbox Favor Printables: Olivia Kanaley via Minted

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Give your guests seed packets of your favorite flowers. | Photography: Lavender & Twine via The Knot

Wedding Stationery Inspiration: Favors

Mini jars of honey with personalized tags can double as escort cards. Sweet! | Photography: Kirsten Ellis via Green Wedding Shoes

12 Paper Flower Ideas

Happy almost New Year everyone! I’m wrapping up 2015 with one more guide for eBay – and this one is all about paper flowers! I’m sharing twelve of my absolute favorite paper flower ideas for weddings, birthday parties, and even nursery décor. You can check all of the ideas out right here!

Paper Flower Ideas / Oh So Beautiful Paper for eBay

These paper flowers are originally from this Paper Icelandic Poppy post!

p.s. If any of you are looking for cocktail ideas for New Year’s Eve parties tonight, we’ve got you covered in the cocktail archives! This is one of my favorite New Year’s Eve cocktail posts from a couple of years ago, and I’m a big fan of this lavender champagne cocktail and this Rosemary-Pear French 75 for New Year’s! Also, a Sparkling Rosé 75!

Have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve everyone! xoxo