13 Ways To Get In On The Wedding Tassel Trend

by Bridget Clegg
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photo by Lauren Fair Photography

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.

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photo by Lauren Fair Photography

Lauren Fair Photography

From the album: An Eclectic Wedding in Reading, PA

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

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photo by Annie McElwain Photography

Annie McElwain Photography

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

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

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Lauren Fair Photography

From the album: An Eclectic Wedding in Reading, PA

4. Use them as aisle markers at your ceremony.

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photo by Vue Photography

Vue Photography

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.

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photo by Nancy Ebert Photography

Nancy Ebert Photography

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.

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Brooke Schultz Photography

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

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

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photo by Love Me Do Photography

Love Me Do Photography

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

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

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photo by Annie McElwain Photography

Annie McElwain Photography

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

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

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photo by Our Labor Of Love

Our Labor Of Love

From the album: A Vibrant Wedding in Miami, FL

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

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photo by Photographer RE

Photographer RE

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.

DIY tassel wedding ideas | Lauren Fair Photography | blog.theknot.com
photo by Lauren Fair Photography

Lauren Fair Photography

From the album: An Eclectic Wedding in Reading, PA

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

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photo by Jess + Nate Studios

Jess + Nate Studios

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

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