When it comes to wedding chair decorations, there are so many fantastic ideas to take inspiration from. And luckily for you, I’ve rounded up all of them to help you seat guests in total style!
Starting with reception wedding chairs, before moving onto ceremony seating decor and pew end style. Then I will share the different wedding chair types and some seating area inspiration to wrap things up. That way you have all the chair decor you’re ever going to need. Woohoo!
Wedding Reception Chair Decor
It’s a good idea to decorate the back of your chairs seeing as they are going to be pushed beneath your wedding tables during the reception. Adding side decorations here are likely to be knocked off, so it’s important to think about the practicalities. Shall we take a look at some decor possibilities?
1. Sashes Tied With Ribbon
Classic white chiffon tied with sweet velvet ribbon.
2. Trailing Sashes & Brooches
Add a touch of glam to trailing chair backs by adding brooches.
3. Twisted Sash
Use your chair to it’s full potential by twisting sashes around the chair spindles.
4. Macrame & Greenery
Go all-out with macrame and greenery chair decorations.
5. Lace Covers
Hire, make or buy beautiful lace chair covers for a romantic feel. This is a great option for unsightly chairs.
6. Wool Pom Pom Garland
Sweet wool pom pom garlands are simple yet oh-so effective.
7. Purple Sash & Greenery
Vibrant lilac sashes are neutralised with springs of greenery. Try using herbs such as rosemary for added wedding day scent.
Wrap your chosen blooms with hessian and hang them with twine for a rustic wedding day style.
9. Palm Leaf & Green Fabric
Bring the tropical heat with palm leaves and matching fabric.
10. Custom Banner
Get yourself a fabric banner, complete with tassels for gorgeous chair decor.
11. Trailing Flowers
Go for trailing flowers such as amaranth to add natural flow.
12. Greenery Hoop & Sash
For a more is more approach, a sash with a greenery hoop is the way to go.
13. Pleated Viole
Create a pretty pleated pattern with your fabric.
14. Crinkled Silk
Scrap the iron and let the natural fabric be centre stage.
15. Hessian Bow
Think of alternative materials to cover chairs, such as rustic hessian.
Wedding Ceremony Chair Decorations
If you want to make an impact on your wedding ceremony, think about adding pretty decorations to chairs. Don’t forget you may be able to bring your chairs from the ceremony to reception to save time and money on your chair decor.
16. Rainbow Ribbons
Add a pop of colour to chairs with rainbow ribbons. Reserved tags are a lovely way to ensure your VIP guests have front-row seats.
17. Hoop Flowers
A great DIY wedding chair decor idea is this one! Wrap a metal hoop in wool and add pretty blooms.
Pop strings of pearls on chair backs for a trendy style.
19. Wire Hoop
A dainty wire hoop with fresh or faux flowers will look lovely.
20. Sunflowers & Blue Sashes
Contrasting colours such as sunflowers teamed with blue sashes can look stunning.
21. Pampas Grass
On style, pampas grass looks wonderfully romantic and almost wing-like on wedding chairs.
22. Greenery Swag
Decorate many seats in one hit with a draping greenery swag.
23. Ribbon Chair Decor
Ribbons tied to the side of chairs will blow in the breeze as you strut up the aisle.
24. Colourful Pom Poms
Paper pom poms are easy to make as well as cheap. Plus they are high-impact, win-win.
25. Pink Peony
Gem of the Spring wedding flowers, the peony will always look pretty.
26. Wheat Pew Ends
An alternative wedding chair decor idea for you, wheat!
27. Luggage Tag
Use luggage tags as decoration and for chair labels. Be sure to brush up on your calligraphy skills to achieve this look.
Fold origami paper cranes and use them solo or with flowers to accessorise seating.
29. Jam Jar Flowers
Hang jars of florals on the ends of chairs for a luxe look.
30. Lavender Petal Jars
Use lavender petals in jars, or pouches for the most beautiful aroma. Lavender is also known for calming properties so could help with last-minute nerves.
31. Bunches Of Lavender
Or, for more impact tie bunches of lavender to your chairs. Try finding a local lavender farm for potential money savings.
32. Fabric Hearts
Whizz on a sewing machine? Whipp up some cute fabric hearts.
33. Classic Blooms
For a traditional style, use your chosen flowers to decorate chairs.
34. Initial Signs
Have fun with your wedding chair decor like this couple who used their initials on each side of the aisle.
35. Knitted Hearts
Know someone who loves to knit? Get them on the case to create some gorgeous knitted decorations.
36. Painted Palm Leaves
If you’re planning a tropical wedding, spray paper or real palm leaves and add to ghost chairs.
37. Wicker Heart
Darling wicker hearts can be kept and reused time and time again.
38. Shepherd’s Crook
If you aren’t keen on adding flowers directly to chairs, pop them on shepherd’s crooks down your aisle instead.
Couple Wedding Chair Decorations
You don’t have to decorate all of your wedding chairs if money is tight or you are trying to be more sustainable.
Instead, create stand-out seating by decorating your own wedding chairs only.
39. Peacock Chairs
Peacock chairs have been really popular with couples and it’s easy to see why. You can rent chairs or buy second-hand peacock chairs on marketplaces.
40. Ribbon Backs
Inexpensive and pretty ribbon will make your chairs shine.
Commission or make your own macrame chair decorations.
42. Greenery Hoop
Craft greenery hoops using real or artificial stems and add a laser-cut wooden sign in the middle.
43. Paper Banner
Cut-out paper banners such as this one are readily available to buy and inexpensive too.
44. Log Slice
Rustic weddings will be accentuated with log slices engraved with names.
45. Horizontal Flowers
Statement blooms across the chair will look stunning. Just be mindful of how close the chair next to you is.
Wedding Pew End Decor
Your wedding pew ends are important too! Make your church wedding flowers sing with beautiful decorations at the end of each aisle.
46. Pampas Grass Buckets
Hold pampas grass in metal buckets for a modern pew end idea.
47. Greenery Bottles & Candles
Line the floor of your pews with greenery and pretty candles.
48. Milk Churn Pew Ends
Milk churns filled with flowers not only look gorgeous but can be transported to your reception too.
49. Pussy Willow Hearts
Bend beautiful pussy willow into sweet hearts.
Baby’s Breath or Gypsophila is a budget-friendly and pretty flower choice for pews.
Succulents with vibrant hues are a match made in heaven.
52. Milk Bottles
Mini glass milk bottles filled with seasonal summer wedding flowers will look darling.
Wedding Chairs By Type
You could choose not to decorate your chairs, especially if they are beautiful on their own. Or if your chairs are really so ugly that you just can’t bare them, you can hire seating. Here are the different types of chairs available.
53. Folding Metal Chairs
Bring industrial vibes to your day with folding metal seating.
54. Vintage School Chairs
Or how about salvaged vintage school chairs?
55. Chiavari Chairs
Chiavari chairs are a wedding day classic.
56. Wooden Crossback Chairs
Crossback chairs look elegant and modern in equal measure.
57. Ghost Chairs
Modern and chic ghost chairs are almost invisible.
58. Paper Cord Chairs
Rustic paper cord chairs bring comfort and style.
59. Wooden Folding Chairs
Folding wooden chairs look great paired with trestle tables.
60. Velvet Chairs
Contemporary velvet chairs with brass legs are oh-so chic.
61. Marais Chairs
Quirky Marais chairs will create a real impact.
62. Bentwood Cafe Chairs
Transport cafe chic to your day with this unique chair type.
63. Louis XVI Chairs
Antique-style chairs will bring elegance and class to any wedding.
64. Rattan Back Chairs
Shabby chic feel rattan back chairs look ever so lovely.
Bench seating can prove social and look perfectly rustic.
66. Hay Bales
Borrow or rent hay bales for inexpensive seating, just be sure to add blankets for comfort.
67. Mismatched Vintage Chairs
Mix and match second-hand chairs for a unique and eclectic style.
68. Multicolour Chairs
Opt for rainbow right chairs painted in all the colours of the rainbow.
69. Infinity Chairs
Infinity chairs look timelessly beautiful.
70. Garden Chairs
Create a garden wedding vibe with outdoor chairs complete with seat pads.
Wedding Seating Area Inspiration
Provide cosy, comfortable seating for those guests wishing for a peaceful spot. Be warned though, they may not want to leave!
71. Retro Velvet Seating
Salvage retro velvet chairs for a cool seating area.
72. Scandi Style
Use Scandi furniture and a statement banner for an inviting seating nook.
73. Velvet Sofa
Hire or bring your sofa from home for a cosy space.
74. Giant Deckchair
Create the perfect spot for selfies or your own portraits with a giant deck chair.
Comfy stools for guests to perch will prove popular.
76. Velvet Occasional Chair
Find a statement chair for accessories and make it into a wedding day prop.
77. Open Tipi
Cocoon guests when an open tipi.
Bring a comfy trusty armchair to a peaceful spot.
79. Floor Cushions
Allow guests to lounge on the floor with cushions, rugs and blankets.
80. Bean Bags
Beanbags are ideal for younger gets to lounge in.
And that’s a wrap! All the wedding chair decoration ideas you’re ever going to need. Not to mention pew ends, chair types and seating area inspiration. Oh yes!
This feature was originally written by WWW writer Rachel and has since been updated by Lou to ensure it’s full of fresh ideas and content to inspire your day.
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