So, you’re in the process of planning your wedding. Congratulations! The road to your wedding day is incredibly exciting. That said, there’s so much to do and plan and organize, becoming overwhelmed is not only easy, it’s expected.
And between every other choice you have to make, from the flowers to the food to the music, the last thing you’re thinking about is the perfect chairs for your reception. But consider this: Depending on how many people you invite, you could have hundreds of this piece of furniture in the room.
Your chairs can completely change the ambiance of your wedding, and we’re here to help you pick! To learn how to choose the perfect chairs, just keep reading.
Consider Your Theme
The first step in choosing your chairs is to consider your theme. Are you going for a bohemian vibe, with organic colors and textures, or would you prefer something more modern and elegant, with metallics and sharp edges?
For a natural, relaxed atmosphere, you can’t go wrong with cross back wedding chairs with authentic wood graining. On the other hand, metallic Chiavari chairs will give a romantic yet modern touch.
Consider Your Guests’ Comfort
Once you have an idea of what your perfect day chairs would look like, it’s time to think about the layout of your wedding. How long will your guests be seated? If you plan to have a traditional ceremony, for example, your guests are going to be sitting longer than they would for a shorter, modern-style ceremony.
For weddings with little time carved out for sitting, there’s nothing wrong with choosing chairs with no padding. If your ceremony will be lengthy or you have guests that will need to be seated through most of the festivities, it’s a good idea to provide more comfortable seating.
You can either choose chairs with padding built-in or rent cushions to go on top of the seat of an unpadded chair.
Consider Your Location
Last but not least, you need to consider your location. Not geographically, but whether your wedding will be held inside or out. The perfect home table and chairs might not be the best choice for a garden reception.
If your wedding will be outdoors, you need to pick chairs that won’t be damaged by the elements. Even if rain isn’t in the forecast, you should always be prepared for a worst-case scenario when planning your wedding.
Create the Right Aesthetic With the Perfect Chairs
In comparison to every other decision you have in front of you, your wedding chairs might be far down the list. But choosing the perfect chairs for your reception can make a greater impact than you think.
Because chairs are such a prominent part of the decor, they can alter the style of your wedding entirely. The best thing you can do is to choose chairs that suit your theme and location. That said, as long as you love them, you’ve made the right choice.
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