Planning your wedding can be, well, somewhat overwhelming and stressful with the countless details and aspects that need juggling during the process. The planning stages can be a great bonding experience for every couple but, for the outcome to be a positive one, you need to be and remain organised, attending to every detail with care to successfully accomplish a really memorable wedding.
An often overlooked detail is the effect beautifully dressed chairs can add to the overall ambience of your wedding. You could dress up the chairs at your ceremony, the bride’s and groom’s chairs at the reception, or even better, all the chairs at the reception! Chairs may seem a minor detail but what your chairs wear can have major impact. You don’t need to decorate every chair – if your budget is limited or you prefer a clean look, consider investing in a few strategically placed chairs – a little glam goes a long way! Dependent on your budget, you could beautify the chairs along the aisle or those in the first and second rows at the ceremony; or every other chair, every other table, the chairs at the head of the long tables at the reception, or the ones at your main table. This will lend a surprising charm to your setting. Come on, you couples out there – get creative with your wedding chairs!
Chair covers are being replaced by draping, perhaps with added ribbon detail. Whether you’re going for a look that is unpretentious or something more elaborate, dressing up your chairs will completely transform your ceremony, your reception, or both! Hay bales are currently a very popular ceremony seating choice – just dress them in draped undersized blankets in your wedding colours.
Benches also are a firm seating favourite, and economical to boot – add the zest with cushions in the colours of the occasion.
Then what about other inventive ideas – wreaths, flowers, popcorn? These days couples are using all sorts to decorate their wedding chairs; at times the most unusual concept can be the perfect accessory for your wedding décor.
If you’re concerned that the cost of decorating every chair may be prohibitive, you could reserve the detailing for the main table only. And for the bride and groom – signs on your chairs are a simple and quirky way to set you apart from your wedding guests.
Chair detail is essential in setting the tone for your wedding; so when you start planning your wedding, make sure you choose fitting chair detail for your event – it will keep your guests talking for weeks!