Chairs – they’re so simple really, and yet when it comes to wedding chairs it can be quite tricky to ensure they’re looking just right. Over the years we’ve been to plenty of events as guests, and sadly it seems like most people assume there’s only one way to dress their chairs, when in fact, it’s a great opportunity to unleash your creative side. Here are five different styling options:
1. Swept to the side
This classic look is a favourite of ours and is complemented by the ghost chairs so well. This look will work for pretty much any theme and can be used for wedding chairs down the aisle, on the head table or even for seating for all the guests during an evening reception (though you may need to limit the bouquet to a single flower for budgeting purposes). While here it’s pink on pink, with peach and ivory, you can use bright contrasting colours if your theme is more exuberant.
2. Soft ruffles
This look is so chic and glam at the same time and would be perfect for a vintage-glitz event – think Great Gadsby. The soft ruffles add a touch of warmth to the decor, and the plus point of covering the majority of the chair with material, is that you can really bring out the colours of your theme. The downside..more material equals more time and more money.
3. Mr & Mrs
This obviously works best for the bride and groom but to make it more fun you could add ‘father of the bride’, ‘mother of the bride’ or ‘best man’ and so on at the head table. Alternatively, you can even use them as place cards and have each guests’ individual name written on.
4. Centre knot
This style works great with chiavari chairs as a large part of the actual chair is still visible. The long material ensures a splash of colour is added to the room while the bow on top keeps everything looking tidy and in place. With the material dangling at the bottom, it would work well for rooms with plenty of floor space.
5. The weave
This is perhaps the most intricate of them all and to get this right, you need to ensure you are going with a quality décor team. There’s nothing worse than having chairs all looking different to one another. This design works best with the plain coloured material and of course can only be done with chiavari chairs. If there’s not enough time to weave all your guests’ chairs then perhaps opt to do the top table, but use the same material, but different design for the remaining wedding chairs.