Wedding chair decorations can enhance an outdoor or indoor ceremony and reception venue. It doesn't matter where the ceremony is held whether it is in a tree lined park with green rolling hills, the backyard of the family home, on the beach, in a church or hall.
Once the chairs are arranged, there are a few things that you can do to create a sense of intimacy.
Tulle can be used to make cheap wedding chair covers and pew decorations. It is inexpensive and adds an instant beauty when wrapped or tied to the backs or sides of chairs in a swag fashion.
Instead of a wedding chair cover, cut a 2-meter (6’) length of tulle and tie it around the chair back finishing it off as a big bow. Dress up the bows with cones of fresh flowers, silk flowers or greenery. It can become quite expensive to have a florist do the flowers for the chairs.
To save on cost ask family and friends if they can supply you with flowers from their garden.
Another cost saving tip is to decorate every second or third chair or just run the flowers down the outside chairs of the centre aisle. You can hire wedding chair covers and wedding chair decorations from specialist hire stores.
Hang mason jars filled with fresh flowers to the sides of wedding chairs.
These would look lovely in any setting especially a rustic outdoor wedding.
Don’t overlook jars in different shapes and colors. You can use twine, wire, ribbon or various other fabrics to attach these to the chairs.
Wreaths whether they are made from fresh flowers, silk flowers or other materials can easily be made to suit just about any wedding theme.
Make them extra special by adding fun features such as a beaded tassel.
Large wide green satin ribbon bow secures daisy filled rustic baskets to these charming wicker chairs.
Large decorative white wrapped hearts on long white ribbons add an interesting look to these simple wooden chairs.
Have your wedding motif printed onto white chair covers.
Be creative and base your wedding chair decorations on your occupation or something you love.
Pictured above are flower filled ballet slippers that have been secured to the sides of white fabric covered chairs.
Use flower filled metal pails in colors that compliment or contrast with your wedding chairs.
These can either be hung from the sides or placed close to the side of the chairs.
Add a little country charm to your wedding chairs with multi looped bows made from jute or burlap ribbon. These can be left plain or decorated with a small posy of flowers.
A soft flowing effect can be created when you use long light weight fabrics tied to the sides of you chairs.
Weave narrow pieces of light weight fabric in and out of chair backs. It could be as simple as the one pictured above or weave the entire back from top to bottom.
If you have lovely looking chairs but would like to give them that little something extra, consider using a ribbon or two.
If you a worried about your sashes blowing away in the wind, tie them tightly around the chairs with a decorative knot.
Use soft toned fabric draped over the chairs and tie into place with contrasting fabric and lace trim.
Use signs to decorate the chairs for the bride and groom. For a personal touch create your own homemade signs.
Match the chair sashes with the table runners to create an overall pleasing look at the reception.
Your wedding chair decorations can extend to the color and texture of the fabric use on the wedding chair covers.
Add extra interest to your chairs by draping over an extra layer of fabric. Have the contrasting fabric start at the floor on the front of the chair and then extend over the seat, up the back rest and down to the floor at the back of the chair.
Instead of having the decorations placed on the side or backs of the chairs, place them on the very top of the back rest.
Make a statement by using big wide sashes in bold colors tied into large bows at the back of the chairs.
You don’t have to stay with one color mix it up with two or more. Depending on the shades that you use can create many different looks and feels. The mellow colors of the green and purple sashes used above could help create a relaxed laid-back feel.
If your chair covers have tie-backs, rather than tie it into a standard bow, add a contrasting piece fabric that has been folded to create a triple looped bow.
Rather than have helium balloons as the table centrepieces, attach one to each of your wedding guest’s chairs. You can do this by looping a weighted balloon string around the chair sash.
Add a splash of color by covering the tops of your chairs with decorative sashes that have been tied secure in place with a bow.
If you have chairs that are lovely in design but not in finish, consider using a sheer fabric that will cover a not so lovely finish but still show of its interesting features.
Surround your chairs with a garland and secure in place with tulle. The garland could be made from fresh greenery or for something more everlasting (or to create in advance) diy your own fabric flower garland.
For ease of conversation between your guests at the tables you should take the height of your centrepieces into consideration. Low arrangements, should not be higher that 25cm (10 inches), this way the people on opposite sides of the table can talk easily.
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Photo Planning Tip
It is best to hire a professional photographer rather than leaving the job to a friend or relative.
Your friend may be eager but may miss on key moments of your day or the photos are just not up to scratch.
So, avoid possible disappointment and hire a professional to capture your day.
Host the ceremony and reception at the same place, it is not only convenient to you and your guests but it will help reduce the amount of transportation pollution associated with your day.
There are many wonderful ways to capture your day, use our wedding photography shot list as a guide to help you create a list of lasting memories to include in your wedding album.