Wedding chairs are the one detail that you don’t want to overlook for your big day. Your guests will need a place to sit during the ceremony and wedding reception, and Zola is here to help you turn those rented chairs into elegant stylish seating. With so many other details to worry about while planning a wedding, it’s easy to stack the chairs on the back burner, especially if the venue provides them or your budget doesn’t allow you to rent fancier ones. The chairs will be a part of your photos, so you want to make sure that they match your wedding palette and decor.
From floral arrangements to leafy garlands or jewels, chair backs can be as simple or extravagant as you’d like. The options are limitless, and Zola has your back. Here are five ways to make your wedding chairs look elegant and stylish on your big day.
Drawing from the past, a vintage wedding theme is already elegant, classic, and timeless. Here are some ways to make your wedding chairs stand out on your wedding day:
Wedding Chair Tip: If your bridal gown is vintage lace, then the lace covers may be a bit of a competing element. Instead, choose the lace chair cover to mark reserved aisles at the wedding ceremony or for the guest book attendant’s chair.
For wedding themes that are a bit more rustic, lace and burlap adds some flair to the chair. Adding sprigs of hay or wheat will make it stand out. Burlap is affordable and easy to work with, as you can use it as a sash, bow, or even a chair cover.
Wedding Chair Tip: For large weddings, get burlap rolls and lace rolls to save money.
Including natural greenery adds a garden feel to your decoration. Create garlands of ivy or honeysuckle to hang along the backs of the chairs, or even use ribbon to tie bundles of foliage to every seat. The upside to using greenery is that it won’t wilt and can withstand hours of picture taking. Try using one of these options:
Wedding Chair Tip: Incorporating fabric not only adds style, but it helps support the flowers and hides any water treatment tubes that florists use to keep your flowers standing tall.
Wow your guests with fabric on the chairs that match your wedding decor. Chair sashes—strips of decorative cloth that are tied around the back of a chair in a bow— and draped fabrics evoke an elegant look for your wedding reception. Sheer fabrics, such as tulle and organza, can be draped along the chairs in any way that you choose. Here’s a variety of fabrics that work well:
Wedding Chair Tip: The good news is that your chair sashes and fabrics don’t have to match your linens perfectly, nor does it have to match your bridal party. With fabric, you can create bows, knots, or double flower loops. The sky's the limit when you have fun with fabrics; get creative.
If your chairs already have the look that you’re going for, but you need a simple, yet elegant way to update them, use long ribbons for decoration. Try these looks:
Wedding Chair Tip: It’s better to buy more ribbon than you think you’ll need, as it takes a lot to cover every single chair for your guests.
Planning wedding decor can be overwhelming, but Zola is here to help make your wedding dreams become a reality. Check out this blog to figure out your wedding style. For more tips on how to get started on wedding planning, click here.