A guide to “dressing up” your wedding reception chairs.
Each wedding is very special to the ones starring in it. It’s dreamed of as a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. So, as she plans “The Day,” a bride starts checking out blogs, websites, photos, and articles, making up her mind, and then changing it, and dreaming about what it will be like.
That day, being so longed and waited for, makes us want it to be perfect, down to the smallest detail. It may be so small that only you will notice it. Truly, it is understandable as your wedding day is an expression of the inner you. As the saying goes: “People forget what you said and what you did, but they never forget how you make them feel.”
Embrace the little details because those are the ones that make a difference – your guests have attended many weddings, but it is the little details that makes yours memorable and gives it your personal touch. Some people are detail-oriented, some are not. Even those who don’t recognize that special flair, are still affected by the way the details set the mood and gives it that certain ambiance. They may not be able to put their finger on what made it seem perfect, but they will still gush about how perfect it was.
One of those little touches that you can incorporate your fashion sense in are the wedding reception chairs. This is a great way to show your style, personalize your wedding, and make it fabulous. There are few things you should consider when deciding the style of your chairs.
First, realize how important the chairs are. It will be a long day for you and your loved ones, Keep in mind your guests may be sitting on them all night long, and others will use them to rest between dances. You will want the chairs to be comfortable!
Everything besides comfort is all about your vision and dream. You can go with full chair covers, a seat cushion, or just a back cushion. You can “dress” all of them, every other one, only those for the bridal party, or just the ones for the special couple. The options are endless!
You can go classic, put a little twist on the traditional style, or go bold and creative.
Incorporate your wedding elements in the decor
If it’s a beachy summer wedding – use the usual suspects–which by the way look adorable every time–such as airy fabric, sand, shells and star fish.
A flower-themed wedding – use flowers large and small.
Posh and very elegant – incorporate elements from your jewelry.
If your style is rustic – use organic, simple, earthy items for your chair propping.
Does your dress have ruffles on it? Here’s an idea to incorporate that style.
Consider the seasons
In warmer weather we take some layers off, wear lighter materials, and shorter lengths. In colder months we like feeling softer fabrics, longer layers, and deeper colors.
Outdoor or Indoor
Some ideas are really cute and creative, and maybe the perfect fit for your wedding. However, some ideas are meant to be outdoors. The perfect example of this are these colorful fun ribbons on the photos below. The look is perfect for an outdoor wedding/party where the light breeze will play gently with the ribbons. They would look fun and festive anywhere. They are meant to magically float around which won’t work indoors. The purpose should make sense and fit the look of your venue.
To be practical
Many styles tend to embrace the romantic theme and make a big decor impact. Remember that these chairs are going to be constantly used – pulled, sat on, rested on, walked by, leaned against…maybe even danced on. Make sure any touch-sensitive and gentle decor material won’t be ruined or make a mess. First, it won’t last long, and second, it will be a waste of money. Nobody wants that!
The examples are endless and don’t be scared to create something different that is all your own. I hope these tips are helpful when you are making your decision. Have a seat, (hopefully a cute one), relax, and enjoy your day!