When it comes to your wedding, you and your partner are the irrefutable stars of the show. So, why not take every opportunity to stand out? That includes the very chairs you sit on. At your wedding reception, make sure you and your partner’s seats are as special as your union with these impossibly pretty wedding chair decorations.
From floral garlands to “bride” and “groom” signs, there are endless ways to make your wedding chairs stand out from the rest of your guests. While any of these wedding chair decorations are an ideal way to designate the newlyweds’ chosen spots, these fun décor ideas are more than just practical details. They also serve as a way (and budget-friendly one at that) to further decorate for your wedding theme. Plus, they make for some seriously stunning reception photos.
No matter what your wedding style or budget, there are endless options for your wedding chair decorations. If your nuptials have a more rustic or vintage vibe, hand wooden seat signs that bear your new nominal prefixes on the backs of your chairs. Throwing a springtime or summer get-together? Drape your seats in garlands of greenery and bright blooms. If you prefer a more modern look, opt for clear acrylic ghost chairs with gold laser-cut signs.
With so many custom materials to choose from and every sweet saying imaginable, it is inspiring to see just how creative a couple can get with these reception markers. Ready to plan your own reception seating? From tartan blankets in a winter wonderland wedding to macrame sashes and love notes written in elegant calligraphy, these are our favourite ideas for your wedding chair decorations.
Keep scrolling for 30 of the prettiest wedding chair decorations.
1. Matching Leather Jackets
This too coo couple threw a matching leather jacket over their chairs at the reception. Was this planned or not it certainly works and definitely fits the pool party vide.
2. Rustic Wood
If your wedding has a barnyard vibe, rustic wooden markers fit right in. these simple signs have the florals already attached, so all you have to do is drape the piece over the backs of the chairs and all the decorating is done.
3. A simple ampersand
Ditch the prefixes. A vintage ampersand and swags of blooms will do just fine. In the same way the symbol bridges together words, here, it is connecting the two chairs, and we think that is utterly adorable.
4. Green Garland
Drape garlands of flowers and greenery on the backs of your chairs for a garden-fresh feel. Cheery summer blossoms are complemented by dusty rose linens and pink table florals, inviting an elegant, tea-party scene.
5. Flowers behind the chairs
Instead of adorning the actual chairs, place large floral arrangements on the floor just behind the chair backs to create the appearance of decorated seating. Be sure to get some good elevation in the flowers for the illusion to really work.
6. Wool for warmth
Planning a winter wedding? Red plaid blankets double as both settings and a cosy, warm wrap. And if your reception is outside? You will definitely need them.
7. Bed of blooms
Add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral setting by nestling your chairs in a bed of blooms. Go for florals in varied shades of one colour and then add diversity while remaining cohesive.
8. Macrame and Floral arrangements
Level up some already statement-making wedding chairs with an arrangement of florals and macrame. We are loving the simplicity of the three blossoms on varying lengths of greenery.
9. Romantic Roses
How romantic! In addition to pretty pink roses and draped silky ribbon, this chair bore a sweet sign reading “his forever.” We are also loving how the sign has little painted rose detailing in the corners to match.
10. Teak and tropical flowers
At this tented wedding on the beach, tropical flowers in a hot pink hue and driftwood signs on teak folding chairs were part of the special island touches. Do not forget the centrepiece to complete the tablescape!
11. Laser-Cut Signs
All you need is love and some eucalyptus leaves with laser-cut seat assignments. Calligraphy and wedding décor go hand in hand, but there is something extra special about the elegant letters when carved to perfection in wood.
12. A Love Note on a Loveseat
Who needs separate chairs when you can cuddle up together in one? The larger seatback creates space for a guard display of lush greenery, crips blooms and a sweet message on display.
13. Oversize Palm leaves
Massive palm leaves secured the backs of the bride and groom chairs at this destination wedding in Mexico. The couple loved how the leaves looked on dark wood and extended the combo throughout their tablescape.
14. Wheat Bouquets
Bundles of boho wheat décor. Use a green twine to secure the bouquet and tuck in long leafy stems for the appearance of vine-tied bundles.
15. Banner Cutout
A strand of simple garland and strung banner letters drape beautifully together across the backs of this couple chairs. The foliage is kept on the small side, which creates perfect balance with the oversized gold letters.
16. Woven Fans
A rustic wedding calls for woven fans and mismatched chairs. Not only does this make adorable boho wedding decorations, but they can also be kept as souvenirs and incorporated into your home.
17. Blush garden roses and spray roses
For a dramatic finish, drape exquisite blush garden roses and spray roses over gold Chiavari chairs. With the goal of making everything feel lived-in, gorgeous flowers perfect to complement the rustic yet gilded décor.
18. Greenery and flowers
Plan a surf-inspired reception by adorning the backs of your chairs with garlands of greenery and flowers- just add “Mr” and “Mrs” signs for good measure.
Hope these ideas help you with either designing your own wedding chairs or give you some inspiration in creating your own designs. If planning your wedding is get on top of you and would like some stress taken off your shoulders please contact me to book your free consultation.
Hope you enjoyed the read
Emma Louise x