A BAG FOR ALL REASONS
Whether used as a cool place card (just print your guest’s name on it) or favour bag, these self-printed paper bags are easy to make. Find a picture you like, scan and print it. One A3-sized paper makes one bag. Cut one side of the paper with a pair of serrated scissors for a patterned edge (this will be the opening) before folding it into a paper bag.

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IN ONE PIECE
Programme booklets are often necessary at a wedding. For a wallet-friendly option, keep text short and print on a single sheet, which is also more modern. Fold it accordion-style, or roll and tie it with fancy ribbons. Eager, creative couples can even try their hand at designing it on their personal computers.

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FREEZE THAT MOMENT
Some brides like to give a wedding picture to relatives as a memento. We suggest a mini accordion-style booklet with more than one picture. Create one with fancy art paper (from Popular or Art Friend), then paste photos in. You can have pictures printed in credit-card size at most photo kiosks now. Make a hole and tie with a ribbon and voila! – a beautiful memento for loved ones.

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Textured paper, from TAKASHIMAYA. 

More ideas here: great ways to display your wedding photos, ideas for a sunny resort wedding, and fun things for your little helpers to do.

This article was first featured in Her World Brides March – May 2008. All photos: M. Basheer/HP 9747-4983. Styling: Cynthia Tan, Poon Ken Jee, Janice Seah & Kat Casapao.