By Angela Smith
When it comes to wedding trends, being innovative and bucking tradition can be intimidating. Contemporary brides, however, pride themselves on taking fashion and fabulous to the next level! While many a couple has celebrated their reception in special chairs decked out for the guests of honor, we think that every seat should be the best in the house. Get to know your chair swag options and push your décor from safe to something to talk about!
Chair accents come in many different forms. Ties, sashes and runners are popular options. You can rent three-dimensional runners to span the back of each chair. Hang mason jars with floating candles or flowers from each one, or use gorgeous hand-painted signs to add some fun titles like “Mr./Mrs,” “Bride/Groom,” “His/Hers,” “I’m His/I’m Hers,” etc. You could also hang a first name or last name initial or your entire new monogram.
Sprucing up your seating doesn’t have to be expensive. Look for deals at your local craft store and stock up on ribbons during sale season. Hang them off the back of chairs at different lengths or basket weave them through Chivaris. Tie them asymmetrically on one side of a chair. Consult with your rental company in advance, and schedule a trial run so you know exactly how much ribbon you need for each chair.
Want to add swag to your ceremony without overwhelming your subtle, romantic look? Accent just the chairs along the aisle to prepare a grand bridal entrance that has simultaneous flair and subtlety.
Of course, for a really unique look, replace your chairs altogether. Opt instead for blankets, church pews, hay bales, couches, or mix various chairs of different styles for a perfectly home-spun, personalized vision that makes your wedding the ultimate in welcoming and intimate events!
Classic Party Rentals of Virginia is the premier Richmond party rental company, with offices conveniently located in Downtown and the West End. Visit www.classicpartyrentalsva.com today to ensure you reserve your freaking out for the dance floor.