13 Ways To Get In On The Wedding Tassel Trend

Turn to the tassel when you’re looking for a fresh take on DIY wedding decor. Cut up and twist a batch made from tissue paper or mylar, or scout out the traditional cord tassels you’ve seen decorating curtain tie backs and graduation caps. (You can find them at stores that sell fabric trimmings and supplies for upholstery.) See below for all the ways you can work this celebratory flourish into your wedding day style!

1. Use it as a stationery motif.

From the album: An Eclectic Wedding in Reading, PA

2. Hang them from a ceremony arch for a picture-perfect backdrop.

From the album: A Villa at Sunstone Vineyards Wedding in Santa Ynez, California

3. Construct a ceremony backdrop with empty frames and tassel garlands.

From the album: An Eclectic Wedding in Reading, PA

4. Use them as aisle markers at your ceremony.

From the album: A Romantic Casual Wedding in Carillon Beach, FL

5. Attach several to the string of a giant balloon for a whimsical photo prop.

From the album: Sequins and Circus Wedding Inspiration

> Buy here: Giant Tassel Balloon, $29, The Knot Shop

6. String up a banner of tassels above your reception entrance.

From the album: A Wadley Farms Wedding in Lindon, Utah

7. Decorate the escort card table with tissue paper and mylar tassels.

From the album: A Modern Organic Wedding in Philadelphia, PA

8. Drape a garland of tassels from the bar at your cocktail hour.

From the album:  A Villa at Sunstone Vineyards Wedding in Santa Ynez, California

9. Tie tasseled cords to the backs of your reception chairs.

From the album: A Vibrant Wedding in Miami, FL

10. Give your guests a favor that has a tassel in your wedding color attached. 

From the album: A Colorful Outdoor Wedding in Darien, CT

11. Hang them behind the cake (or donut!) table.

From the album: A Green Building Wedding in Brooklyn, New York

12. Make them into dessert or hors d’oeuvres toppers.

From the album: An Eclectic Wedding in Reading, PA

13. Ask your baker to incorporate the tassel shape into your cake design.

From the album: A Classic, Vintage Wedding in Kalamazoo, MI

See More!

> How a paper goods designer gets married

> 8 DIY escort card ideas

> See how these real couples decorated their reception chairs

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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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