• How To Dress Up Brown Paper Bags For A Wedding

    It’s not just the guests who have to get dressed up for a wedding…

    Finally, after years filled with groceries and children’s soggy sandwiches, it’s the brown bag’s chance to shine!

    Yes, the brown bag shall go to the ball. All it needs is a little decoration and it’s transformed into a chic and unique wedding detail.

    I LOVE brown paper bags as favour bags or candy buffet bags at weddings ~ they’re super cheap and a really sweet touch.

    The simplest ways to dress up a brown paper bag…

    Pop a customized label on the front like this free downloadable ‘candy bar’ label from The Wedding Chicks:

    Wrap a doily over the top and stick it down like these sweet bags on The Sweetest Occasion:

    Or print directly onto the bags like this idea from a DIY wedding featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs:

    {These are actually bags full of petals for contetti, with the order of ceremony printed on the back. Genius!}

    If you’re more BUY than DIY, you can get these customisable script paper bags from Loft Bridge Designs on Etsy. {50 for $29}

    Here are a few more ‘advanced’ DIY ideas for all you crafty folk:

    Accessorise your brown paper bags by using craft scissors to create pretty edges, luggage labels, origami/fabric flowers, paper hearts, colourful twine, clothespins, buttons or anything else you can stick/glue staple/tie onto them!

    Luggage Labels via The Party Studio | Doilies via Oh Dee Doh |Photos via Young House Love | Buttons via Design Sponge | Clothespins via Two Broads Design on Etsy| Hearts via Creature Comforts

    My favourite idea is to attach photobooth prints of the two of you with signs saying ‘thank you for coming’.

    Or, like the brilliant idea above, where the couple in the photos are covered in lipstick kisses and their signs read ‘plant one on us’ to go with their gladeoli bulb favours. How fun!

    So which do you think is the best dressed brown paper bag?

  • Kellee & The Lover.ly Team

    Pretty edges, luggage labels and clothespins are our favorite!

  • http://sparkleandhay.com Erin * Sparkle + Hay

    so much adorableness!  i love them all!

  • Sarah {A Paper Proposal}

    Love this post idea!  Great roundup of ideas – I never realized that there were so many ways to make brown paper look pretty! :)

  • http://twitter.com/CharityWedding Alicia

    Really cute options! We spray painted over doilies on paper bags and then stamped them with our initials. It was cute and super cheap!

  • http://www.bijouxbride.com louise {bijouxbride}

    Great ideas! I love how you can turn something boring & everyday into something really pretty!

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    Tie your special paper favor bags with Baker’s Twine, it’s super easy and comes in so many colors! I’m tying my holiday gifts with it this year! 


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  • Anna

    Nice ideas! But, what so usually people fill in those bags with?


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