While we love a crop top wedding dress, one-tiered cake, and man bun as much as the next wedding bloggers, we’re not really ones for dictating when a trend is over, and ready to hit the nuptial scrap heap.
Except for one. Those fancy, fussy, traditional chair covers with the fancy, fussy bows.
We know some people love them, but for us, they’ve had their day in the sun.
We reckon it’s time for something altogether more creative, fun, and bespoke. And we’ve rounded up some gorgeous ideas (32 of them in fact!) just to prove it to you.
Styling by Fleur My Darling, Photo by Zee & Cee Photography via Bridal Musings
Creative Ways To Decorate Chairs
Whether you simply adorn the back row of your ceremony or the seats along the aisle, go all out decorating your reception chairs or make a statement for the happy couple, the options are endless for creating something special to sit your tush on, on your big day.
Chairs might not seem like the most important detail, but individual chair decor is such a nice touch for a small wedding, and for bigger bashes, little accents on chosen seats will look beautiful in a sea of chiavaris, banquet chairs, or fold-out seats.
With foliage, flowers, signage, ribbons, and fabric to choose from, it can be hard to decide what kind of chairs will work for your wedding, so to help you on your way, scroll down through our picks for inspiration.
And don’t forget to pin your favourites!
1. A Sandy Trail
Styling by Amore Events, Photo by Luna de Mare Photography via Wedding Sparrow
2. Lush Greens
Styling by Lisa Insalata Weddings, Photo by Maui Maka Photography via Bridal Musings
3. Burst of Orange
Photo by Die Hochzeitsfotografen via Magnolia Rouge
4. Ombre Ribbons
Styling by Joelle Charming, Photo by Onelove Photography via Bridal Musings
5. Clear Thought
Design by Laurel & Elm, Photo by Tina Jay Photography via Style Me Pretty
6. Pink Pashmina
Styled by The Wedding Bliss Thailand, Photo by Sandra Aberg via Bridal Musings
7. Peach & Peonies
Styling by Little Wedding Helper, Photo by Becky Male Photography via Bridal Musings
8. With this Wreath
Styling by Chic Weddings in Italy, Photo by Cinzia Bruschini via Bridal Musings
9. A Touch of Tartan
Styling by Abby Capalbo, Photo by Elisa Bricker via Style Me Pretty
10. Floral Corsage
Decor by Layers of Lovely, Photo by Gaby J Photography via Bridal Musings
11. Back to Macrame
Photo by Andie Freeman Photography via Ruffled
12. Chairs for Two
Design by Honeybee Events, Photo by Unique2Chic Photography via Bridal Musings
13. Luxe Pinks
Design by Amy Kaneko, Photo by Joy Marie Photography via Style Me Pretty
14. Garden Party
Styling by Oh My Love Wedding, Photo by Lena Karelova via Bridal Musings
15. Mad About Saffron
Design by Downey Street Events, Photo by Sabine Scherer Photography via Style Me Pretty
16. Blue Ivy
Styling Gemma Milly and The Wedding Stylist, Photo by Natasha Hurley via Bridal Musings
17. Ruffle Your Tail Feathers
Photo by Kristyn Harder Photography via Bridal Musings
18. Back Row Rainbow
Photo by Jenna Bechtholt Photography via 100 Layer Cake
19. Darling Buds
Styling by Sweet Sunday Events, Photo by EE Photography via Grey Likes Weddings
20. Olive Branch
Styling by SposiamoVi, Photo by Stefano Santucci via Bridal Musings
21. Dolce Vita
Design by Fiorista La Gardenia, Photo by Sarah Kate, Photographer via Style Me Pretty
22. Green & Simple
Photo by Jenna Henderson via Bridal Musings
23. Do the Twist
Styling by Ajur Wedding, Photo by Sonya Khegay Photography via Wedding Chicks
24. Boho Peacocks
Styling by Gold Dust Floral, Photo by Mandy Fierens Photography via Bridal Musings.
25. Preppy Stripe
Styling by Artisan Event Floral Decor, Photo by Heather Kincaid via Style Me Pretty
26. Statement Sparkle
Chair cover by Magpie Linens
27. Chic Sash
Styling by Bloom The Workshop, Photo by Sommer Lee Photography
28. Take Stock
Design by Fletcher & Ellmore Events, Photo by Lauren Balingit via Once Wed
29. Strike My (French) Fancy
Styling by Les Fleurs Du Moulin, Photo by Brosnan Photographic via Style Me Pretty
30. His & Hers
Photo by Ashley Ludaescher Photography via Bridal Musings
31. We Are Gathered Here
Styling by The Nouveau Romantics, Photo by Taylor Lord via MOD Wedding
32. And I Belong With You
Planning by Lisa Garofalo of Bliss, Photo by When He Found Her via Once Wed
Some really gorgeous ideas, right? I love the idea of having signage or special seats for a few VIP guests, it’s a perfect substitute for a head table.
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