Dream Ideas ~ How to Style Wedding Chairs {Part 2}


Wedding Chairs, Chair Sashes, Chair Covers, Alternative Wedding Chair Ideas, Ceremony Chair, Wedding Chair Decor (2)

Sitting Pretty Image Credits: Woodworked chairs  Kartell Ghost Chair Striped Chairs, Jessica Carnevale Stretch Chair Bilou Bilou Chair Moda Collection Antique Chair

Sitting Pretty {Part 2}

So yesterday I shared my views on wedding chairs, and more importantly the trend that has developed in covering up wedding chairs with chair covers and chair sashes.

It’s fair to day I’m not a fan – of the sashes in particular -  I think a good chair should be shown off and used wisely as part of the overall look of a room.

I also shared {Part 1} of my ideas on how to style wedding chairs, including hiring in your own chairs or collecting mismatched vintage ones. Now for {Part 2} and we’re talking garlands and ribbons.

? Hang homemade chair garlands

Chair Garlands, Wedding Chair Decor, Garlands, Bunting, Signs

You can get really creative with your wedding chair garlands to hang across the backs of each chair, using anything from paper signs to printed programes, doily garlands, old lace or try making your own series of pinwheels in bright colours. Check out Etsy for a great selection of ready-made ones, or try vintage style bunting hanging across the back of each chair.

Image Credits: Wedding Program, Doily Chair Garlands, Chair Garland, Coffee Filter Garland, Angel Wings, Rope and Ribbon Chairs, Folded Paper Garland, DIY Reception chair labels

? Decorate chairs with ribbon, feathers or burlap

Chair Ribbons, Wedding Chair Decor, Garlands, Bunting, Signs

Bunches of co-ordinating ribbons flowing from the back of each chair look super-cute, as do ribbons mixed with dried flowers like lavender, and just think how fabulous the room will smell too.

Burlap and feathers make a much more stylish alternative to the organza sash, I just love this image on the bottom right. Makes me think of beautiful ballerinas.

Image Credits: Ribbon Chair 1, Ribbon Chair 2 Sarah Yates Photography styling by Sitting in a Tree, Ribbon Chair 3, Lavender Bow, Pink Bow, French Garden Chairs, Ribbon backed chair, Christian Dior Feather Chair, Burlap Bow, Tulle backed chairs

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There are still more ideas to come as I share with you a little more inspiration and advice on how you can creatively and stylishly decorate your wedding chairs in {Part 3} tomorrow.

Do you have a strong view on the wedding chair, or are you happy with whatever your venue provides?. I’d love to hear your views.

Michelle x

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  1. Jessica says:

    I think sometimes, considering your budget, the chairs just have to remain as is and that’s totally okay. But the ideas your pulling together are inspiring nonetheless, and serve as great ideas when you are looking to use your chairs as major decor pieces.

  2. These ideas pretty up any chair! I completely adore the angel wings, and will be adorning every chair with these from now on :)

  3. Naomi says:

    Oh you have really amazing ideas here! Such creativity and such versatile ideas. I am floored by all the ideas you gathered. There is something for every style and bride! Love this {BTW your blog is beautiful!}

  4. [...] I shared in {Part 1} including hiring in your own chairs or collecting mismatched vintage ones. And {Part 2} where I was talking garlands and [...]

  5. These ideas are fabulous! I admit, I get tired of the same chair sash and have tried to come up with new ways to tie them or just a different chair altogether. I loved these ideas and will certainly come back for part three.

  6. Awesome post! You gathered so many gorgeous ideas. I LOVE the striped chair and also the tulle backed chair :)