Decor Inspiration – 14 Chic Chair Covers for your Wedding Reception

Décor & Flowers

We’re not sure what’s got into us girls at weddingsonline but we are literally obsessed with wedding chair décor at the moment (weird, we know). Chair décor is coming in to its own lately with florists and stylists coming up with a host of new ways to knot a sash or weave a ribbon to create all new styles and make us wedding décor enthusiasts (to put it mildly) swoon.

To find gorgeous chair covers to suit your wedding theme, check out this shortlist of great suppliers from our directory.

In the past, many couples opted to decorate the seats of their ceremony venue with classic pew ends, which often added colour and personality to darker settings like a traditional church. As people started to tie the knot in less traditional venues and particularly outdoors, chair décor became more elaborate to include beautifully draped satin sashes, fabulous floral arrangements and eventually incorporated items like letter wreaths and hand-made signs. Many US weddings are setting the trend for individual chair décor at ceremonies, which is perfect for those who are having their ceremony and reception in the same place as they can keep this décor for the entire day and create a beautiful theme.

When it comes to the reception, many venues now supply simple chair covers in several different colours as part of their wedding packages which is a fantastic help to couples working on a budget (read: 99% of people) – some venues might even offer some statement sashes to work with your palette if you’re lucky! If you like the idea of chair décor but can’t stretch to the entire venue, keep things simple with an elegantly tied bow on the guests’ chairs and go for something elaborate with your own instead!

Chiavari chairs are now the furniture of choice for trendy contemporary weddings as not only do they look incredibly pretty by themselves but they are also the easiest to work with decor-wise as you can wrap and fold and drape them as you please. Chiavari chairs come in a variety of colours – most popularly in gold or silver – and are available to hire in Ireland.

To hire chiavari chairs for your wedding, contact one of these super suppliers on the weddingsonline directory.


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