How To Style Your Wedding Chairs

There are a couple of things that I can’t stand in life; laziness, sexism, and linen chair covers tied with an organza bow. Petty? Perhaps. But I genuinely can’t help but think that these chair covers, used at a lot of wedding venues, look really old-fashioned and unfashionable. You can all disagree with me; it’s just that in my humble opinion, the chairs look like they’re going to prom. But please believe me when I tell you that there are far more creative ways to style up your wedding chairs, and I’m going to tell you how.

First and foremost, I do understand that some chairs at wedding venues aren’t always the most attractive on their own. They may be quite quite old-fashioned or not in the best condition. In which case, I can understand that you would want to give them some cover. But in that sense, lycra chair covers are the way forward. They come in a variety of colours, and they cling to the chair in a much more stylish way than their linen counterparts.

Personally, I’m more of a bare chair fan. So, if the chair is nice enough on it’s own then you don’t have to cover it completely, but can jazz it up a bit with some draping, flowers or some sparkles. I know, I spoil you. The best way to choose which one to opt for is to refer to the style of wedding you have chosen. Draping fabrics through parts of the chair works best for rustic weddings, whilst glitter covers should be saved for something a bit more high-glamour, and lace works really well if your theme is vintage. 

he next suggestion is my favourite, and it’s going to be huge for 2017 as fairytale and high-drama themes take centre stage. FLUFFY CHAIR COVERS, GUYS. If the chairs for your reception have enough detail that you’re happy to leave them uncovered, you can still accessorize them with some seat covers, which are a bit different. Seat covers adorn the bit that your guests physically sit on, and as much as they are a great design piece for your venue, they also mean your guests are going to be super comfy! Win-win. Still not convinced? Just look at how great these look below…

My final suggestion is to find some chairs that you really love and them speak for themselves. It’s very rare that I say this about weddings, but with chairs less really can be more. I’m sure everyone is now familiar with ghost chairs, but if you’re not they are made from a plastic called lucite. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they complement any theme perfectly. You can hire these from pretty much any wedding hire shop around about now and they aren’t going anywhere. They are cool, they are edgy, and they are glam.

I know that weddings can be overwhelming and there are a lot of things to consider. Sometimes it can be easiest to opt for the traditional, rather than trying something a little less conventional. But I promise you that all of these ways to style your chairs are simple and quick! All wedding coordinators will know how to set these up on the morning of your wedding, so pick what you really want and leave it in their capable hands. Your wedding is not prom, it's the Oscars. So choose accordingly.

Charlotte xoxo