Believe it or not, pom-poms are polished and make great wedding décor (especially in the winter!) Pom-poms in all the colors of the rainbow are usually the stuff of arts-and-crafts tables. But switch to neutral hues and use them cleverly, and they become unexpectedly chic wedding accents. Choose store-bought balls, or pick up a pom-pom maker (we used some by Clover) and create your own from luxe materials like cashmere or wool yarn. Include them in the ceremony by sending your flower girl down the aisle with a balloon instead of a bouquet.
THE DETAILS: Linen dress, $56, makieclothier.com. Multipurpose pom-poms, in Cream, 7 mm, $8 for 100; and 12 mm, $10 for 100, the-crafts-outlet.com. Latex balloon, 9", in White, $3 for 20, partycity.com. Grosgrain ribbon, .375", $3 for a 9-yd. spool, americancrafts.com.
Have a Ball
A pom-pom napkin holder paired with a calligraphed place card adds softness to this modern setting. The pom-and-calligraphy combo works well on escort cards and favor bags, too.
Connect the Dots
Dress up your dining area in a jiffy by crisscrossing garlands of cream-colored pom-poms above reception tables. To take this look from day to night, incorporate strings of fairy lights.
As a wintry alternative to flowers, attach white pom-poms in a variety of sizes to dry branches for a centerpiece that mimics the look of trees covered with freshly fallen snow.
One classic image for your photographer's must-shoot list: your wedding bands nestled together on the ring pillow. Pom-pom corners catch the eye without stealing the show.