6 Ways to Decorate Your Wedding with Trendy Tassels

Add a festive, boho flourish to your wedding celebration

Updated 07/19/17

Photo by Millar Cole Photography

Looking for a fresh take on your wedding décor? Tassels, whether store-bought or DIY'ed, aren’t just for your living room curtains or pillows—these decorative embellishments can add a festive flourish to your wedding celebration. Best of all, they can be customized in any color to match your wedding palette and overall aesthetic.

Lately, we’ve been seeing tassels embellishing everything from invitations and menu cards to reception tent ceilings and even the wedding cake. If you are up for a DIY project, recruit your craftiest friends and family members and cut up a batch of tissue or crepe paper to create your own tassels; string them together to form a garland to decorate the cocktail bar or dessert table. Alternatively, you can source traditional cord versions from your local trimming store to use them in your celebration in a more refined way.

Keep reading to see our favorite ways to incorporate this celebratory flourish into your wedding-day style.

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Wedding Invitation

Wedding Invitation with Tassels

Photo by Blue Rose Pictures

Set a fun, whimsical tone for your wedding to come by sending guests a bright and colorful invitation decorated with a strand of tiny tassels. Custom stationery design by Bowerbird Atelier.

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Escort Cards

Calligraphed Escort Cards with Paper Tassels

Photo by Liz Banfield

Attach a colorful paper tassel to each calligraphed escort card and hang them to create a festive display (with guests’ table-number assignments written on the back of the card). Be sure to hang them in alphabetical order by last name so guests can easily find their name and seating assignment.

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Tent Garlands

Colorful Tassel Garland

Photo by Millar Cole Photography

Enliven a plain reception tent by hanging garlands of paper tassels from the ceiling—this bride enlisted help from friends and family members; together they made all the tissue-paper tassels by hand. Align the tassels with your wedding color palette, or, if your wedding aesthetic is bright and whimsical, go the rainbow route to achieve a similar celebratory look.

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Chair Tassels

Bride and Groom Chair Tassels

Photo by Our Labor of Love

Whether you're planning to sit at a sweetheart table or among your bridesmaids and groomsmen, make your seats at the reception stand out by draping oversize tassels from the back.

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Menu Tassels

Wedding Menu Tassels

Photo by Erika Delgado Photography

Add some flair to your dinner tables by tying silk tassels to the menu cards and displaying them at each place setting. You could also add tassels to your ceremony programs to jazz them up a bit.

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Tassel Cake Topper

Tassel Wedding Cake Topper

Photo by Kelsea Holder

A funfetti wedding cake deserves an equally whimsical topper, don’t you think? We love this tassel garland version that you can insert into the top cake tier. Cake design by Paper Cake Events.

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