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25+ Gorgeous Ways to Decorate Your Chairs

Chair décor is one of the most overlooked details. But with the right embellishments, you can transform even a standard folding chair into a beautiful part of your wedding vision. Here, check out our favorite ideas for your ceremony, sweetheart table, and reception tables.

By: Kristen O'Gorman Klein

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  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Tie long sashes that coordinate with your color scheme on the chair backs.

    Photo Credit: David Schwartz Photography/Sashes by Waterford Event Rentals, LLC./Wedding Planner: Antonia Christianson Events

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Starfish, grass skirts, and sea green sashes fit perfectly with a beach wedding.

    Photo Credit: Minerva Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Simple strands of ribbons can give you a luxe look for less.

    Photo Credit: Brooke Images

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Take your guests on a trip down memory lane by lining your aisle with photos of the bride and groom through the years.

    Photo Credit: Mustard Seed Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Punch up your ceremony décor with bright chair pads that match your color scheme.

    Photo Credit: Becca Rillo PhotographyCreated By: Les Belles Affaires

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    You don't need to decorate each seat to get a gorgeous effect; try hanging a garland just along the last row. 

    Photo Credit: Holli B Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Dangle crystal-covered vases filled with roses along the aisle.

    Photo Credt: The Bird and the Bear Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Fill mini vases with a single bright flower, like this pink lily, accompanied by greenery and a coordinating ribbon.

    Photo Credit: FionaLorne Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    Instead of chairs, give your ceremony a more intimate, homey feel by using benches accessorized with pillows.

    Photo Credit: Jose Villa

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    A sheer overlay with a ruffled train gives off such a romantic vibe.

    Photo Credit: Pictillo

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    For a modern look, try a structured wide sash gathered with a bow.

    Photo Credit: Archetype Studios Inc.

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Whimsical paper pinwheels are a fun choice for a casual, backyard wedding.

    Photo Credit: Iliana Morton Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Add ruffled skirts to your chairs.

    Photo Credit: Harwell Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Gold sequined covers instantly add glamour to your reception space.

    Photo courtesy of Desiree Spinner Events

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Pretty pink rosettes and chair pads punch up plain white chairs.

    Photo Credit: Becca Rillo PhotographyCreated By: Les Belles Affaires

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    An apple garland adds a rustic touch.

     

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Adorn each chair with a lei.

    Photo Credit: KT Merry Photography

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    Give your reception a regal feel with draped chair covers.

    Photo Credit: Fiori Fresco Special Events/Chair covers by: Chameleon Chair Collection

  • Reception Décor

    Reception Décor

    For a chic look, try ruched chair covers cinched with jeweled accents.

    Photo Credit: Darin Fong Photography/Chair covers by: Chameleon Chair Collection

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    String the letters for "Mr." and "Mrs." on a ribbon that matches your color scheme.

    Photo Credit: Hazel Photographers

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    Set your chairs apart and show off your new status with a "just married" burst.

    Photo Credit: Jenny Jimenez 

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    A perfect symbol of your union, tie an ampersand between your chairs. 

    Photo Credit: Carrie Rodman

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    Give your signs a fun twist by using a whimsical font.

    Photo Credit: Kimberly Chau Photography

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    Hang small "bride" and "groom" chalkboards from your chairs. 

    Photo by: Bend the Light Photography on Heart Love Weddings via Lover.ly

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    For a rustic touch, create signs out of wooden planks.

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    Eyelet banners are the perfect choice for a vintage-inspired wedding. 

    Eyelet Chair Banners From BHLDN Shop

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    Paper cutouts tied with lace give off a low-key vibe.

  • Sweetheart Table

    Sweetheart Table

    Show off your new monogram!

25+ Gorgeous Ways to Decorate Your Chairs

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