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.
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.
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.
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.
Tassel Cake Topper
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.