Cool things Offbeat Brides have done using stuff available from

By on Nov. 12th

First Dance

Offbeat Brides seem to be geniuses when it comes to creating gorgeous spaces out using a few low-budget decor ingredients.

Specifically, we see some serious decor magic worked with humble paper items like paper lanterns, parasols, and fans.

Our sponsor sells all three of these decor elements (and then some!), so we decided to do a round-up of some of our favorite things we've seen Offbeat Brides do with schtuff you can buy from

So come with us as we dance down an aisle of paper lantern, parasol, and fanny-fan decor inspiration….


A bit more dancing…

Photo by John Dudak.

See that photo? Everything is better with paper lanterns! Hang them from the ceiling or from the trees, light 'em up at night and watch your venue decor transform from day to night. We've had OBBs use them to line their aisles, as centerpieces and even to decorate photo booth areas…

My mom and me at a bridal shower. Photo by Coco Rosenquist.

The paper lanterns from Jadetime come in TONS of different colors and sizes. But I'm quite fond of the patterned ones, like the cherry blossom and even peacock lanterns!


Oh, parasols … one of our favorite wedding decor accessories! Seriously, these babies are so versitile and SO pretty.

We've seen OBBs and their bridesmaids carry parasols instead of bouquets, use them to line aisles, had a bucket full of them for their guests to use during their outdoor ceremony and then take home as favors, and to use as amazing props for amazing photos like this…

The Wedding Party

Photo of Tribe member MeganKugler's wedding party by Boonie Sunshine.

Of course, Jadetime has parasols in tons of different colors, the classic white, with pretty floral patterns and more — all between $4 and $6!


shoes and crinoline

Photo by Keira Lemonis.

Fans are along the same lines of parasols as an awesome bouquet alternative. And Jadetime has a good selection, including embroidered hand fans, silk and paper one that looks like the fan pictured above. The best part… the more you buy the more you save. They could be as little as $1.29.

Oh, and you Los Angeles brides: you're extra lucky because Jadetime's retail store is in LA's Chinatown, and they carry an even greater selection of products. I mean, you could decorate an ENTIRE space on the cheap and in so many unique and colorful ways with products from Jadetime.

So head over there now to add some color to your wedding! We can't wait to see what you come up with.