papel picado menu

Papel picado, one of my favorite details, has finally become the hot wedding trend. These tissue paper flag garlands are often bright, colorful, and very fun.  No longer contained to just garland, papel picado has found it's way onto everything from invitations to wedding cakes.

papel picado save the dates

Aren't these save-the-dates so fantastic?  I especially adore the cutout version (above, left)--such a unique card to receive in the mail!  If you don't want to go quite so intricate, try one of the many papel picado-inspired designs (such as the one below).

papel picado invitation
papel picado table numbers and flags

Bright color palette?  Incorporate playful elements into your wedding like these table numbers.  As you make your exit from the reception, have your guests wave these paper flags.

papel picado banner behind sweet table

If you like this trend, but it doesn't fit with your wedding, how about your bridal shower or bridesmaid luncheon?  This festive sweet table is feminine and whimsical, ideal for a ladies' afternoon.

papel picado wedding cakes

But this wedding's cake table definitely wins the prize for creativity points.  The wedding cake is wrapped with white sugar flags, and the layer cakes' flavors are spelled out in flags hanging from each cake stand.  Gorgeous!

Credits:  Menu//Save-the-Date Birds//Save-the-Date Calendar//Invitation//Table Number//Flags//Sweet Table//Cakes