Post # 1
Ooh, so those of you who are planning on having paper cranes at your wedding. How are you displaying them? There’s a couple big umbrellas on the terrace that we’ll have sole use of that I think would be perfect to suspend some paper cranes from but I’m also thinking of ways to have them in the two other rooms that we can use. I’m thinking of hanging them from the ceiling but I have no idea how I would suspend them that the venue would allow! Anything that leaves residue is out which rules out blutack or any type of tape. Or I’m wondering if I should garland them and have them going across the window – but then I’m hesitant to block (even partially) the view of the river!
Any and all ideas are very welcome!
Post # 3
Yay, cranes! For our wedding, we will have them hanging from the middle of the archway in front of which we’ll stand during the ceremony. They’ll also be perched in the 4 potted ficus trees in the corners of our reception room. Miniature cranes will be perched atop each escort card. I’m also considering hanging them from the pedastals which will hold our tall centerpieces and making them into garlands to string around various tables like the escort card table, bar, cake table, and buffet.
Post # 4
Miss Sewing posted about her cranes a few days ago and included a beautiful picture of cranes hanging from a big tree. Which would work if you had a huge tree inside like that venue apparently did, lol. Unless your wedding happens to be outside with trees? I’m probably not being very helpful, but I loved that picture, haha.
Post # 5
@elainathon, garlands around the tables is a great idea! Thanks for that.
@kirabee, I did see Miss Sewing’s post. Sadly my venue is nowhere near that size and certainly not large enough to have a tree 😛 But I loved that picture as well.
I guess I should elaborate, our venue is a gorgeous little gastropub on the side of the Thames. We actually have 2 rooms to ourselves that are non-adjoining and then a terrace which has large umbrellas that are permanently there. The actual venue requires really little in terms of decorating (big gorgeous murals on the walls and huge windows overlooking the river) so the paper cranes that I’ll be doing will be the only thing that denotes the general areas for the wedding.
Also, to make things more difficult – we’re having a cocktails and canapés reception so there’ll be no sit down dinners and ergo no escort cards – which would have been the most obvious. I’m thinking a bunch of them can go on top of the favour boxes but at most that’ll only be 100 cranes! That leaves me with another 901 to figure out what to do with!
Post # 6
Littlemissmoo – I have some inspiration for you! I saw this wedding on Snippet and Ink (http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2010/02/real-wedding-niki-ben.html) and it mentioned the bride’s family had made the cranes. They also showed a picture of the bride and groom’s chairs at the reception. Now I can’t tell if these are the cranes or some other origami-like flowers, but I think this style is really cute! What do you think? I know you said there’s no sit down dinner, but there has to be some chairs somewhere, right? Haha..
Post # 7
Can you just suspend them from the ceiling? If the ceiling is semi-low that’s what I would do. I think under the umbrella’s is ok too, I would just be slightly concerned if it rained. (Mostly because I have terrible luck and if it were my wedding in July, I just KNOW it would rain, lol).
Post # 8
I realize I’m a little late on this, but I’m going to post anyway. =) We’ll be hanging them from the gazebo at our ceremony site!