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Papel Picado Cut Paper Banners

Please browse our new expanded collection of Mexican hand cut banners!


Wedding Banners & Banderitas

For those who are not into the skeleton thing, we offer beautiful papel picado banners in traditional designs, oilcloth tablecloths for receptions and rehearsal dinners, hand made flowers & milagros to make any wedding a FIESTA! All of our banners are made by one the finest master papel picado artists in Mexico!

Our wedding banners have been featured in Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine, Domino Magazine & more! Our banners are made by one the finest papel picado artists in Mexico!

Carmella and Gregoire's custom wedding banners.

They chose their names with wedding date for one panel, flower basket for second panel and pair of doves with heart and "Felicidades" on third panel.

Minimum custom order is 18 banner strings.

white custom wedding banners for french wedding

In-stock Papel Picado Wedding Banners

Add a festive touch to your wedding
Want that traditional romantic feel of Mexico at your wedding? Papel picado banner strings have been used in front of churches and in patio reception in Mexico for hundreds of years. Hang them at the ceremony location, bride's home, reception or bridal shower.

"In-stock" papel picado banners are white, finely detailed lacy tissue paper, ready for shipment. Large strings extend to approx. 20 feet and each panel measures 13" x 18" and have two each of 5 different designs.

All white panels, doves, hearts, church, wedding cake, flower basket, novios, etc. Great for any wedding. *
Large paper banner
B1030 $18 per strand

White wedding papel picado banner White wedding papel picado banner papel picado with multilayer wedding cake White wedding papel picado banner

NEW Romantic Papel Picado Banners

Celebrate love with a colorful Mexican tradition dating back to the 17th century. These hand-cut tissue paper banners can flutter overhead in the garden for your first amorous embrace - gardenia scented. - or be silhouetted by a midnight full moon while sharing a way too expensive bottle of red wine on a balcony with a serenade playing below.... or just hand them up for an anniversary, rehearsal dinner, wedding or Valentine's Day!

A large string has 10 "pages" and extends to approximately 20 feet.

Designs: Amor Eterno (eternal love), doves, hearts
Colors: Rosa Mexicana, yellow, bougainvillea, marigold & red

Large Romantic Papel Picado Banner - in-stock
B4042 $18 / strand

skeleton novio papel picado banner

Skeleton Novio Papel Picado Banners 

2-panel design with Skeleton Novios and Amor Eterno designs. These large tissue paper banners have 10 bright multi-colored panels (14" x 18") and extend 18' long. One panel has a detailed skeleton bride and groom and the other says "amor eterno" (eternal love) over flowers and sugar skulls. When your mother-in-law freaks out, just remind her, “til death do us part!” in-stock
B1339 $18 each

Papel Picado Banderitas

Hand-cut paper papel picado flags. Banners are 6" high x 9" wide and are mounted on an 18" long dowel. Banderitas make unique & inexpensive favors for parties or weddings. These "paper lace" flags look festive as centerpieces or can be used in floral arrangements. In fact, when banderitas and flowers are used together in centerpieces, less expensive floral arrangements can be used. Everyone at the table can take a banderita home with them! In the Huasteca regions of Mexico, banderitas have been used since the 19th century in head dresses and carried in large gourd bowls during traditional ceremonial processions in the villages. "Tissue paper" in Spanish is called "papel de China", or paper from China, as that's where it was originally imported from.

In-stock Banderitas

traditional multi-colored banderita felicidades paper banderitas in white Paloma & Felicidades white wedding banderitas

Traditional Banderitas

Assorted designs on multi-colored paper. Images include birds, fruit, flowers, hearts & the sun. Very festive for any occasion!
B1076 $35/10 piece assortment paper in bright assorted colors
B1076-100 $300/100 pieces
B1076-200 $550/200 pieces
(out temporarily)

White Banderitas

available in 2 designs

Felicidades means Congratulations! For anniversaries, baptisms, engagements & weddings.

White wedding palomas (hearts & doves)

White Wedding Palomas

paper (top)
B1077 $35/10 piece pack
B1077-100 $300/100 pieces
B1077-200 $550/200 pieces

Banderitas - White "Felicidades" design
paper (bottom)
B1078 $35/10 piece assortment
B1078-100 $300/100 pieces
B1078-200 $550/200 pieces

NEW Felicidades Banderitas

Pack of 10 comes in assortment of colors, with the same Felicidades design - This means Congratulations!

Use for any occasion: birthday, anniversary, office party, school,engagement or or wedding. All banderitas are hand made.

10 felicidades banderitas showing available colors
traditional color banderitas Multi-colored felicidades banderitas

Banderitas - multi-colored "Traditional" Design
Assorted designs on multi-colored paper. Images include birds, fruit, flowers, hearts & the sun. Very festive for any occasion! Use for birthdays, anniversaries, BBQs, fiestas, etc.
B1076 $35/10 piece assortment paper in bright assorted colors
B1076-100 $300/100 pieces
B1076-200 $550/200 pieces

Banderitas - multi-colored "Felicidades" Design
Felicidades means Congratulations! Use for any occasion: birthday, anniversary, office party, school, or wedding. paper in bright assorted colors.
Note: New & improved design looks much better with a dove (without a letter in it's mouth) and "Felicidades" on top. Photo soon!
B1338 $35/10 piece assortment paper in bright assorted colors
B1338-100 $300/100 pieces
B1338-200 $550/200 pieces

Custom Wedding Banderitas

1 custom design with up to 3 colors. Short names only. No script. These can be made with or without the dowels.

Our artist adds special little details as he sees fit for each bride. Note here, the little mini hearts used in the date instead of dots!

100 pieces @ $3.50 each | 200 pieces @ $2.75 each

Contact us to order. Extra shipping applies.

custom wedding banderita

Custom Wedding Banners

If you want a customized look, we can have our artist include the bride and groom's names and date of the wedding! Custom work can specify colors. Orders must be made 8 to 12 weeks in advance, 18 banner strings minimum.
$18/ strand. $125 art charge waived on one design.

Call for more info. See general info below.
whitel papel picado wedding banner along fireplace

Sample custom wedding banners from Reign Trading /

Melanie & Craig's custom wedding papel picado banners in bright colors - July 1, 2014 custom wedding cut paper banners

Ashley & Lauren's wedding with Reign Trading custom papel picado

Ashley & Lauren's custom wedding papel picado
Melissa and Jay dancing at their wedding under beautiful skeleton novio papel picado cut paper bannersSkeleton Novio papel picado banners - in stock
Look how beautiful! May 3, 2016 (Facebook)
Theo and Marcelo's framed papel picado wedding banner in a kitchen.

Framed Papel Picado

I always meant to send you a pic of our framed Papel Picado from our wedding in our kitchen!
Best, Theo
May 18, 2016

Custom papel picado and banderitasphoto courtesy Welled Wedding papel picado banners made into a chandelier as party of wedding reception area Our wedding papel picado banners made into a chandelier
custom papel picado wedding banner Laurie & Ian custom papel picado wedding banner
photo courtesy Grassier Photography

How to order custom cut paper / papel picado wedding banners

Choose up to 3 different banner types for your custom wedding banner

Custom banner format

bride's name
groom's name

or bride's name
groom's name
Choose block or script letters
Script available only on short names

Select up to 2 additional in-stock banner designs

  • "Felicidades" palomas
  • wedding cake
  • doves
  • flower basket
  • church
  • interlocked hearts

General info

Everyone who has had custom papel picado banners made for their wedding, special occasion or restaurant/store, has been absolutely delighted with the results. Our artist lives in a very tiny village in Mexico but is internationally recognized as a master paper cut artist. He is the keeper of a dying tradition and is the best of the best! He cannot cut less than the minimum order because he uses handcrafted chisels and cutting any less ruins the paper or plastic (plastic slightly higher).

The minimum order for custom papel picado banners is:
18 banner string units (consisting of 10 14"x19 panels") @ $18.00 per string = $324.00
Each banner string stretches to about 20 feet.

You can choose your tissue paper colors (up to 3). Most colors are available in Mexico, however, the colors may be approximations of what you view on your computer screen at home. They are also available in opaque plastic - not as pretty as tissue, but practical for outdoor weddings in humid or unpredictable climates. (Plastic is a bit more costly than paper).

You may choose to have your custom panel with your names and the date of the wedding interspersed with one or two panels from either our traditional banner or wedding banner selection such as birds with flowers, hearts and birds or a wedding cake, etc., (or from the Day of the Dead themed banners)

  • If your names are not too long, you may choose "script writing" instead of the usual "block letters"
  • Shipping from Mexico to our location in N. California = $115.00
  • Shipping from us to you = approx. $15 to your location

The lead time is 8 to 12 weeks. The time can sometimes be reduced to about 6 weeks if need be.

We would need a 50% non-refundable deposit to begin the work with the balance due upon completion.
To get started right away, please email us the following information:

  • The bride and groom's names and the date of your wedding, your banner choices (by number) & color choices
  • For the deposit: your name, your shipping and billing addresses, if different, your phone number, your credit card number & the expiration date
green stock amor eterno wedding banner panel
Felicidades palomas - wedding papel picado
couple wedding papel picado banner - color
wedding hearts papel picado cut paper wedding banner
flower basket cut paper banner
church papel picado wedding paper banner
wedding cake papel picado banner


new design coming soon

hearts & doves wedding papel picado

Tissue Paper Colors

Our artist in Mexico has the ability to get many colors to suit your needs, however subtle variations are not possible.

tissue paper colors

Colors (from left to right)

  • purple
  • lilac
  • grape
  • royal blue
  • dark turquoise
  • flag green
  • lime green
  • yolk yellow
  • marigold orange
  • mandarin orange
  • bougainvillea
  • scarlet red
  • Rosa Mexican

Please note ~ These colors can look very different on different monitors!

Contact us to start your order

Sites for wedding inspiration

Hyper-Colorful Day of the Dead Wedding
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Cape Cod Real Wedding | Laura & James (June 15, 2013) WellWed - Cape Cod Real Weddings, January 16, 2014
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Retro Day of the Dead Wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, Modern Vegas Weddings, November 1, 2013
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Meaux and Jason's Día de los Tiki Muertos Wedding, October 5, 2013

Design Inspiration: Feminine Fiesta, Exquisite Weddings & The Bridal Suite by San Diego Magazine, May 16, 2013
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Chris & Raquel’s Southwest Elegance Wedding, New Mexico Wedding Magazine, February 27, 2013
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Caitlyn + John: Arkansas Wedding, Daniel Kim Fine Art Wedding Photography, July 19, 2012
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Alegria & Jack's rainbow rooftop fiesta wedding - Offbeat Bride - Altar Your Thinking, March 26, 2012

Akumal Wedding Photography, Janelle and Todd, Grand Sirenis Resort - Elizabeth Medina Photography, March 9, 2012

Call me Mrs. Ballsy! ;D, The Art of Paige Pumphrey, November 2, 2011

Inspiration Board: Fiesta Flair, delightfully engaged /, September 28, 2011

Angie and Adam's Manchester (U.K.) Art Gallery Wedding, Foley Photography, September 23, 2011

Becca & Steve Married!, katie pietrowski photography, August 27, 2011

A Real Hi-FI Wedding: Diana & Matt's Masterful Mix, Hi•Fi Weddings, August 24, 2011

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Plenty of Color, June 24, 2011- Colorful photos from Mexico to see wonderful ways to put up papel picado banners

Jason & Jennifer in Richmond, TX,, August 21, 2010

French Wedding by Balathee - Style Me Pretty: The Ultimate Wedding Blog, January 27, 2010

Wedding Inspiration from Rancho la Puerta - Bridal Bubbly: Bridal tips & tales from D.C.'s most fun and fabulous wedding planners, August 2, 2009

Sharon & Francis | Barbecue Rehearsal Dinner in Tennessee, Snippet & Ink, February 14, 2009

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