Pretty Paper Flowers You Can Make for a Wedding

Pink flower made of paper

Paper flowers! The perfect alternative to using fresh flowers. From the ceremony to the reception, paper flowers are not only budget-friendly, but also add an interesting spin to your celebration. What’s even better? There are so many different kinds of paper you can use from crepe to kraft paper to wrapping paper in decorative designs—let our fabulous finds below inspire you to make pretty paper flowers.

Paper Flowers Can Be So Inspirational!

Paper flower bouquets to red rose paper flowers

  1. Your bridal bouquet may seem sacred in that you must use fresh blooms. Not so, say today’s wedding stylists. Just see this charming alternative made with pastel-colored paper flowers by Whimsyful Pretties, posted on Asheville Indie Weddings.
  2. Table numbers provide another paper-flower opportunity! Here colorful handmade blooms dress up a simple tent card-style table number from the etsy shop of Chantal Larocque, owner and designer of Dragonfly Expression.
  3. Adornments for your wedding cake are another lovely way to incorporate paper flowers as a substitute for a cake topper. Just see how a simple bunch of 3 or 4 (with a surprise pop of blue mixed in) transforms this tiered cake styled by Ashley Meaders, featured on Once Wed.
  4. Personalized flower favors on wooden dowels are a practical, yet still pretty way to keep wedding costs down. Believe it or not, these ones are made from paper napkins! Found via Love Wed Bliss, there is a great tutorial from original source Dana Made It.
  5. Check out these unique, artsy crepe paper flowers by photographers/designers Thuss + Farrell, featured on Utterly Smitten (which is exactly how we felt upon finding these)! These would make fabulous escort cards with the guests’ names written on the leaves, don’t you think?
  6. Simply stunning against a deep blue Malibu sky, this ceremony canopy handcrafted by Jesi Haack features a mix of paper flowers, little kites, and playful pinwheels. No wonder JL Designs, which provided the lovely florals at this wedding, described this as unreal!
  7. Don’t these pretty paper roses look like the real thing? Perfect as accents on reception table. Found via, they are so easy to make! Their tutorial includes a free downloadable template.
  8. Tissue paper flowers as napkin decorations are a quick and lovely way to tie in your place settings with your wedding palette. Especially if you can source them all ready to use, via etsy shops like this one of Melody Wei.

Paper flower decorations on chairs and walls

  1. Chair decor couldn’t get any easier! How simply sweet is this treatment, shown on Hey Look, using a single white crepe flower tied to the chair back and embellished with dainty white lace. Tuck in a bit of greenery and you’re done!
  2. If it’s showstopping you want, try and recreate this dessert table backdrop featuring giant paper flowers painted gold! Styled by Icing Designs and showcased on Sweet Designs, A blog by Amy Atlas, this entire cream-and-gold display was actually commissioned for a baby shower.
  3. You might also craft charming flower garlands, either for your wedding tabletops or to hang overhead. This summery example we found on Pepper Design Blog simulates a graceful vine with cheerful white blossoms with button centers. So pretty!


  1. You may want to share this! It uses coffee filters to make a bride’s bouquet.

  2. Did you know that coffee filters can be used for a bouquet!

  3. Patricia m Fallis

    yes the coffee filter flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! we may be making some for my daughters wedding!!! ive been experimenting with many types and patterns they are beautiful and very simple to make!!!

  4. That’s great to hear! Such pretty creations, indeed.

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