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How to Make Paper Cranes for Your Wedding

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There is a legend that says if you create 1,000 paper cranes, you are granted a wish. Brides and grooms have taken this legend and combined it with their wedding celebrations, as a symbol of their greatest wish – happiness together. Here is how to make paper cranes for your wedding!

Paper Cranes

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Folding the Cranes

You’ll want to purchase origami paper in your wedding colors. There are literally thousands of colors and patterns available, so it shouldn’t be difficult to find a color or pattern that will work. Next you’ll want to learn how to actually fold the cranes. Here are the directions for folding a paper crane:

Stringing The Cranes

Once you’ve folded all the cranes (this will take a while), you can string them to hang. You can use fishing line as it’s clear and won’t show up well. Use a needle and poke it through the crane. There’s a hole in the bottom of the crane that you can poke the needle through, and then it will come up out of the back of the crane. Thread the fishing line through, after you’ve tied a knot in the bottom of the fishing line. When the crane is on the string, tie another knot a few inches above that crane and thread another through. You can put as many as you want on the string for hanging.

Strung Paper Cranes

There you go – you have a beautiful décor element for your wedding, plus, you get your wish!

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Beautiful Carnival-Themed Wedding Ideas

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What’s more fun than a carnival? Why not incorporate that innocent, joyous fun into your wedding day? Here are a few ideas you can use if you plan to have a fun carnival wedding.

Carnival Wedding Decor

Food

The food for a carnival wedding will be easy and a lot of fun. Create small bags of popcorn that guests can pick up whenever they want. Other “appetizers” can include cotton candy, candy apples and donuts. Create a drinking “concession stand” with lemonade, soft drinks and various other drinks that are carnival-like.

Carnival Wedding Food

Carnival Wedding Candy

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Décor

If you can secure a red and white tent, you must! What’s more carnival-like? Great handmade bunting is fun and beautiful for a carnival wedding. Think bright, beautiful colors and fresh patterns. One great way to get ideas is to look up actual pictures of the carnival and get wonderful ideas from that. Strung lights and colorful fabrics are beautiful ideas for a carnival wedding.

Carnival Wedding Decor

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Carnival Wedding Decor

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Ensembles

The great thing about a carnival wedding is you can do whatever you want when it comes to ensembles. Keep it more traditional, or go all out with carnival themed costumes. It’s totally up to you – do what you love the most.

Carnival Wedding Attire

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Carnival Wedding Attire

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Carnival Wedding

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Games

Don’t forget the carnival games. Include things like the ring toss or the ball toss to make the carnival even more authentic.

Carnival Wedding Game

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Carnival Wedding Game

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Carnival Wedding

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The Saville 2 Tuxedo

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The Emerson Tuxedo

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The Radnor Tuxedo

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The Genesis Tuxedo

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