Making paper yay flags for the wedding was such a great idea. They were fun and looked great!
Like most of my DIY projects for the wedding the paper yay flags were a last minute decision with last minute execution.
Luckily waiting until the last minute meant I had help from Kepa when I was making them!
I found a few different suggestions on how to make yay flags online when I first came across the idea. In the beginning I thought I would do cloth flags and even bought canvas cloth to test it out. That proved to be too time consuming and more expensive than I wanted for something people would use for a few seconds and then toss.
In the end I went with paper. I had leftover paper from the pack we used to create our invites and programs so I used it to print off the YAY designs Kepa created. We had them print and cut at FedEx Kinkos, who helped us with most of our paper projects for the wedding.
After they were cut to the right size we simply wrapped an edge around the purple painted dowels and glued it down with white elmers glue. Easiest project of the whole wedding.
The end result looked great and added a fun touch to the wedding.
People waved the flags during the ceremony when anything good happened. Even the minister was waving his yay flag (he was such a good sport).
The flags had lasting power that I didn’t even expect – they even made their way into the photobooth photos along with the planned props.
The flags were in quite a few of our photos after the ceremony, because how else can you explain the feelings after getting married other than saying Yay?
I love the yay flag photos. It’s definitely a project I’m glad I completed. I still have a couple saved from the wedding and every time I look at them now they make me smile and remind me of that awesome feeling.