Paper backdrops are a hot trend right now and for good reason: They lend a handmade bit of charm, are inexpensive to create and are perfect for giving that personal flair everyone wants for their wedding. While most money and attention goes into decorating the reception, it’s nice to have one big, show-stopping piece during the ceremony to reinforce the theme and color palette. So whether your wedding warrants tissue flowers, geometric garlands or fancy origami, here are 20 gorgeous inspirations to get you folding paper!

1. Scalloped Edge: A modern sleek take on the paper backdrop, this is a fun way to incorporate accent colors into the ceremony. (via Ruffled)

2. Delicate Butterflies: Cutting out a lot of butterflies would take a long time which is why we love how this couple just used them as a little accent. (via Glitter Inc)

3. Written Out: It doesn’t get much more personal than literally writing out your vows, favorite memories or that song you guys always sing along with. (via Style Me Pretty)

4. Pantone Backdrop: A graphic design version of a stained glass window, you could use all the colors or just pick and choose the ones that are in your color palette. (via Ruffled)

5. Fiesta Colors: The vibrant colors in this paper flower arch set the tone for a festive celebration. (via Hair Today)

6. Crepe Paper Ribbons: Super simple and elegant, just hang up crepe paper streamers for a flowy backdrop. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

7. Wax Paper Backdrop: This may take a while to make, but it definitely won’t cost you very much since it’s made out of something you have in your kitchen! (via Style Me Pretty)

8. Pinwheel Flowers: Make the crepe paper ribbon backdrop a bit fancier with these pinwheels that you can buy from the craft store. (via Something Turquoise)

9. Folded Paper: We love the 3D aspect of these shapes and the fact you can subtly incorporate all the colors from your wedding palette. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)

10. Mix and Match: Everything from pinwheels to tissue paper flowers went into this layered work of art. (via Style Me Pretty)

11. Paper Cranes: Start your new life together with 1,000 good wishes. (via Wedding Chicks)

12. Accordion Pleats: It’s amazing how dramatic a little pleated tissue paper can look when added to a garland arch. (via Michelle Edgemont)

13. Paper Chains: Paper chains aren’t just a kindergarten project, they add a fun texture and color element to the backdrop. (via Floridian Weddings)

14. Flower Garlands: So simple on a pipe frame, but the paper flowers are just adorable. (via Ruffled)

15. Cartoon Flowers: We love these all white graphic flowers with the bright purple pops of color. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

16. Rolled Paper Wall: Getting inspiration from Anthropologie’s window displays, the bride made this colorful rolled paper backdrop! (via Green Wedding Shoes)

17. Big Fringe: Big curtains of fringed paper make an impact and are easy to make! (via Oh Happy Day)

18. Paper Chip Garland: Oh hey, ombre! The confetti-like feel of this paper garland is so delicate. (via Intimate Weddings)

19. Floral Arch: The paper flowers are made from several different patterns, using colorful card stock, old books and patterned paper for accent. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

20. DIY Masterpiece: It took months to create, but the time was totally worth it; this DIY includes instructions on how to create those pretty flower shapes. (via Paperblog)

Are you inspired to start folding flowers? Let us know in the comments below!