80 Wedding Chair Decoration Ideas – Seated In Style

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!

Photo: Bubear Photography via Farmhouse Redcoats Wedding


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.

Photo: Freya Raby via Oakwood At Ryther Wedding


2. Trailing Sashes & Brooches

Add a touch of glam to trailing chair backs by adding brooches.

Photo: Charlotte Claricoat Photography via Blue Pigeons Wedding


3. Twisted Sash

Use your chair to it’s full potential by twisting sashes around the chair spindles.

Photo: Rebecca Carpenter Photography via Hoop Decor Wedding Ideas


4. Macrame & Greenery

Go all-out with macrame and greenery chair decorations.

Image Dawn Derbyshire Photography via Colourful Bohemian Barn Wedding in Pennsylvania


5. Lace Covers

Hire, make or buy beautiful lace chair covers for a romantic feel. This is a great option for unsightly chairs.

Image Georgina Brewster via Pretty & Pale Blue Summer Wedding


6. Wool Pom Pom Garland

Sweet wool pom pom garlands are simple yet oh-so effective.

 Photo: Paul and Tim Photographers via Eclectic Wedding


7. Purple Sash & Greenery

Vibrant lilac sashes are neutralised with springs of greenery. Try using herbs such as rosemary for added wedding day scent.

Image Katie Ingram Photography via Violet Spring Luxe Wedding Ideas


8. Hessian

Wrap your chosen blooms with hessian and hang them with twine for a rustic wedding day style.

 Photo: Janine Kirkwood Photography via Family Farm Wedding


9. Palm Leaf & Green Fabric

Bring the tropical heat with palm leaves and matching fabric.

 Photo: Kate Boston via Tropical Bohemian Wedding


10. Custom Banner

Get yourself a fabric banner, complete with tassels for gorgeous chair decor.

 Photo: Charlotte Lucy Photography via Whimsical Wedding Ideas


11. Trailing Flowers

Go for trailing flowers such as amaranth to add natural flow.

 Photo: Kristen Booth Photography via Enchanted Forest Wedding


12. Greenery Hoop & Sash

For a more is more approach, a sash with a greenery hoop is the way to go.

 Photo: Joanna Briggs Photography via Winter Blue Barn Wedding Ideas


13. Pleated Viole

Create a pretty pleated pattern with your fabric.

 Photo: The Vedrines Photography via Big Barn Wedding Ashley


14. Crinkled Silk

Scrap the iron and let the natural fabric be centre stage.

 Photo: Sarah Porter Photography via Burgundy Gold Wedding Ideas


15. Hessian Bow

Think of alternative materials to cover chairs, such as rustic hessian.

 Photo: Aga Tomaszek Photography via Pretty Powder Blue Barn Wedding



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.

Photo: Bubear Photography via Farmhouse Redcoats Wedding


17. Hoop Flowers

A great DIY wedding chair decor idea is this one! Wrap a metal hoop in wool and add pretty blooms.

 Photo: Rebecca Carpenter Photography via Hoop Decor Wedding Ideas


18. Pearls

Pop strings of pearls on chair backs for a trendy style.

Photo: Eleanor Jane Photography via Penally Abbey Wedding


19. Wire Hoop

A dainty wire hoop with fresh or faux flowers will look lovely.

Photo: Rebecca Carpenter Photography via Hoop Decor Wedding Ideas


20. Sunflowers & Blue Sashes

Contrasting colours such as sunflowers teamed with blue sashes can look stunning.

 Photo: Becky Bailey Photographer via Burley Manor Wedding


21. Pampas Grass

On style, pampas grass looks wonderfully romantic and almost wing-like on wedding chairs.

Photo: Daniel Lopez Perez via Guatemala Wedding


22. Greenery Swag

Decorate many seats in one hit with a draping greenery swag.

 Photo: Jesus Caballero Photography via Spain Destination Wedding


23. Ribbon Chair Decor

Ribbons tied to the side of chairs will blow in the breeze as you strut up the aisle.

Photo: Alexa Penberthy Photography via Modern Barn Wedding


24. Colourful Pom Poms

Paper pom poms are easy to make as well as cheap. Plus they are high-impact, win-win.

Photo: Emma and Rich via Festival Party Wedding


25. Pink Peony

Gem of the Spring wedding flowers, the peony will always look pretty.

Image Chloe Murdoch Photography via Beautiful Pink & Blue Tuscany Villa Wedding


26. Wheat Pew Ends

An alternative wedding chair decor idea for you, wheat!

Photo: Danielle Benbow Photography via Manor Barn Buriton Wedding


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.

Photo: Laura Coughlan via Silver Blue Wedding


28. Origami

Fold origami paper cranes and use them solo or with flowers to accessorise seating.

Photo: Parkershots via Tropical Countryside Tipi Wedding


29. Jam Jar Flowers

Hang jars of florals on the ends of chairs for a luxe look.

Image Ilaria Petrucci via Indie Folk Handmade Outdoor Woodland Wedding


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.

Photo: Casey Avenue via Forest Fairytale Wedding


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.

Image Jen Marino via Beautiful & Relaxed Summer Blush Lavender & Hessian Wedding


32. Fabric Hearts

Whizz on a sewing machine? Whipp up some cute fabric hearts.

Photo: Karen Flower Photography via Barn Spring Wedding


33. Classic Blooms

For a traditional style, use your chosen flowers to decorate chairs.

Image Christine McNally Photography via Bohemian Wonderland Purple & Tea Party Wedding 


34. Initial Signs

Have fun with your wedding chair decor like this couple who used their initials on each side of the aisle.

Photo: Jen Marino via Yellow Grey City Wedding


35. Knitted Hearts

Know someone who loves to knit? Get them on the case to create some gorgeous knitted decorations.

Photo: Lucy Rose via Knitted Wedding


36. Painted Palm Leaves

If you’re planning a tropical wedding, spray paper or real palm leaves and add to ghost chairs.

 Photo:  Moana Photography via Wedding Ideas Canary Islands


37. Wicker Heart

Darling wicker hearts can be kept and reused time and time again.

Image Levien & Lens Photography  via Beautiful Lilac Garden Wedding in New Zealand


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.

Image Natalie J Weddings via Pretty Purple Pastels Country Wedding


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.

Photo: With Love Rose Photography via Boho Fairytale Wedding


40. Ribbon Backs

Inexpensive and pretty ribbon will make your chairs shine.

Photo: Fiona Kelly Photography via DIY Tipi Wedding


41. Macrame

Commission or make your own macrame chair decorations.

Photo: Jade Touron Photography via Luckley Farm Holidays Wedding


42. Greenery Hoop

Craft greenery hoops using real or artificial stems and add a laser-cut wooden sign in the middle.

 Photo: Helen Jane Smiddy Photography via Lemore Manor Wedding


43. Paper Banner

Cut-out paper banners such as this one are readily available to buy and inexpensive too.

Image Alex Bee Photo via Creative Quirky Rustic Barn Wedding in Tennessee


44. Log Slice

Rustic weddings will be accentuated with log slices engraved with names.

Image Chloe Murdoch Photography via Beautiful Pink & Blue Tuscany Villa Wedding


45. Horizontal Flowers

Statement blooms across the chair will look stunning. Just be mindful of how close the chair next to you is.

Image Perfect Capture Photography via Ethereal Boho Wedding Ideas


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.

Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Eco Garden Wedding Flowers: Myrtle & Thyme


47. Greenery Bottles & Candles

Line the floor of your pews with greenery and pretty candles.

Photo: Siobhan Amy Photography via Greenery Industrial Wedding


48. Milk Churn Pew Ends

Milk churns filled with flowers not only look gorgeous but can be transported to your reception too.

Photo: Jessy Jones Photography via Lincolnshire Tipi Wedding Flowers: Rosedale House


49. Pussy Willow Hearts

Bend beautiful pussy willow into sweet hearts.

Image Bridgwood Wedding Photography via Quirky Stylish Fun Country House Wedding


50. Gypsophila

Baby’s Breath or Gypsophila is a budget-friendly and pretty flower choice for pews.

Image Katherine Ashdown via Natural Soft & Stylish Meets Luxe Wedding


51. Succulents

Succulents with vibrant hues are a match made in heaven.

Image James & Lianne via Origami Filled Retro Vintage Feel Autumn Wedding


52. Milk Bottles

Mini glass milk bottles filled with seasonal summer wedding flowers will look darling.

Image Jonathan Ong via Whimsical Rustic Farm Wedding in Australia


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.

 Photo: James Merrick Photography via Cheswell Grange Wedding


54. Vintage School Chairs

Or how about salvaged vintage school chairs?

 Photo: Siobhan Amy Photography via Greenery Industrial Wedding


55. Chiavari Chairs

Chiavari chairs are a wedding day classic.

 Photo: Pear & Bear Photography via Folly Farmhouse Mackworth Wedding


56. Wooden Crossback Chairs

Crossback chairs look elegant and modern in equal measure.

Image Liz Baker Photography via Ethereal & Soft Fine Art Wedding Ideas


57. Ghost Chairs

Modern and chic ghost chairs are almost invisible.

 Photo: Philippa Sian Photography via English Garden Wedding Inspiration


58. Paper Cord Chairs

Rustic paper cord chairs bring comfort and style.

 Photo: HannaMonika Wedding Photography via Crete Wedding


59. Wooden Folding Chairs

Folding wooden chairs look great paired with trestle tables.

 Photo: Ellie Gillard Photography via Riverside London Wedding


60. Velvet Chairs

Contemporary velvet chairs with brass legs are oh-so chic.

Photo: Maria Madison via Beach Wedding UK


61. Marais Chairs

Quirky Marais chairs will create a real impact.

 Photo: Three Flowers Photography via Tuffon Hall Wedding


62. Bentwood Cafe Chairs

Transport cafe chic to your day with this unique chair type.

 Photo: Georgi Mabee via Pretty Travel Themed Barn Wedding


63. Louis XVI Chairs

Antique-style chairs will bring elegance and class to any wedding.

 Photo: Katy Melling via Luxe Blush Pink Wedding


64. Rattan Back Chairs

Shabby chic feel rattan back chairs look ever so lovely.

Photo: Vanessa Velez Photography via Light Soft Romantic Wedding Ideas


65. Benches

Bench seating can prove social and look perfectly rustic.

 Photo: Natalie Stevenson Photography via Bedfordshire Tipi Wedding


66. Hay Bales

Borrow or rent hay bales for inexpensive seating, just be sure to add blankets for comfort.

 Photo: Photography34 via North Yorkshire Barn Wedding


67. Mismatched Vintage Chairs

Mix and match second-hand chairs for a unique and eclectic style.

 Photo: Babb Photo via Indie Back Garden Bespoke Party Wedding


68. Multicolour Chairs

Opt for rainbow right chairs painted in all the colours of the rainbow.

 Photo: Holly Collings Photography via Canonteign Falls Wedding


69. Infinity Chairs

Infinity chairs look timelessly beautiful.

 Photo: James Powell Photography via Secret Garden Wedding


70. Garden Chairs

Create a garden wedding vibe with outdoor chairs complete with seat pads.

 Photo: ZONZO via Tuscany Destination Wedding


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.

Photo: Matt Moore Photography via Bohemian Tipi Wedding


72. Scandi Style

Use Scandi furniture and a statement banner for an inviting seating nook.

Photo: Terri & Lori Photo and Film via Boho Rustic Barn Wedding


73. Velvet Sofa

Hire or bring your sofa from home for a cosy space.

 Photo: Golden Vibes Photo via Magical Fairytale Wedding Ideas


74. Giant Deckchair

Create the perfect spot for selfies or your own portraits with a giant deck chair.

 Photo: Rebecca Carpenter Photography via Boho Beach Elopement


75. Stools

Comfy stools for guests to perch will prove popular.

 Photo: Camilla Andrea via Thorpe Garden Wedding


76. Velvet Occasional Chair

Find a statement chair for accessories and make it into a wedding day prop.

Image Jo Bradbury via Dreamy Woodlanders Inspired Folk Wedding Ideas


77. Open Tipi

Cocoon guests when an open tipi.

Image Binky Nixon Photography via Alternative Colourful Boho Wedding Ideas


78. Armchair

Bring a comfy trusty armchair to a peaceful spot.

 Photo: Grace & Mitch Photo & Film via Dreys Wedding


79. Floor Cushions

Allow guests to lounge on the floor with cushions, rugs and blankets.

 Photo: Anna Beth Photography via Colourful Bohemian Floral Wedding Ideas


80. Bean Bags

Beanbags are ideal for younger gets to lounge in.

 Photo: Lucie Watson Photography via Rustic Boho Summer Tipi Wedding


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!

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Further Reading

50 Wedding Cake Ideas
58 Wedding Decoration Ideas
78 Wedding Colour Ideas

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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