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My fiance and I liked the idea of folding 1000 paper cranes (actually didn’t take us too long to do either) but now we have no idea what to do with them. Our wedding doesn’t have a theme, but it has a romantic/elegant feel. We’re going to have an outdoor ceremony, followed by an indoor reception at the Botanic Gardens. I was thinking about incorporating them into the wedding as aisle decoration… what do you think? Anyone else use origami, pics or suggestions?
Also – we used a variety pack to make the cranes so they are rather colorful … and doesn’t actually match our color theme 🙁
Post # 3
Are there any trees at your outdoor venue? You could string them together and hang between two trees or hang them like Christmas ornaments from the trees.
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Google paper crane backdrop. I love those!
Post # 6
attach your escort cards to them
have glass vases filled with them
Post # 7
We had thought about using this idea, and would have used the 1,000 cranes are our photobooth backdrop! Fun and colorful.
You are supposed to keep them, I think afterwords, to retain your good fortune.
Post # 8
When a friend got married she did this 🙂 It hung above the dance floor. I’m pretty sure her florist help her put it all together.
Post # 9
@ImaStarr: Thanks for sharing those pics! I love how they look hanging from the branches! Unfortunately our venue space does not allow for us to hang things from above.
@CakeyP: Photobooth backdrop is a great idea… perhaps we will go for something like this. We just want the origami cranes to play a small role in the decor… not have it be a bird theme. I think we may be able to pull it off by using it only in the photobooth…
This is what we were envisioning originally, but with paper cranes … anyone know if 1000 cranes will be enough to line both sides of the aisle? We have about 100 guests (50 chairs on both sides..)
Post # 10
Your total length of strung cranes will depend to some extent on the paper size you have used.
I used a combination of 6″ and 3″ papers, and the strands I made all had cranes of both sizes. A strand of 90 cranes – 15 large, 75 small – is about 5 feet long (they’re in my office now).
My stringing is much, much denser than the examples in the photos above, though. If you do something like that you can expect to get much more length – perhaps 3-4 times as much. However, you can also expect the stringing process to be much more work, because instead of letting each crane rest on the one below it you will have to introduce some mechanism for keeping them spaced apart.
One more thought on achieving the effect you want: there is no rule that says you can’t make more than a thousand cranes. It just means you made a thousand…and then you made some more. I definitely made more, simply because I wanted to make sure I wouldn’t accidentally end up with too few.
Post # 11
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
I vote ceremony backdrop:
Post # 12
@ms.mayme: Make 1 more because I think the good luck is 1001…I’m not Japanese but I read that somewhere haha