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Wedding Chairs

When it comes to your wedding day décor, never forget you don’t have to automatically go with what your hotel or venue is offering. For example, if they only offer regular style chairs with plain covers and you’ve always had your heart set on chic Chiavari Chairs then it’s worth asking your venue if you can hire these in for the day. Similarly you don’t have to go with the sashes they have to choose from. Instead think about what fits in with your particular décor and theme.

Indeed your chairs can play a huge role in the overall look of the wedding venue and it’s worth giving it some serious thought ahead of the big day. Think about adding adornments such as pearls, pompoms and even streamers to chairs instead of covers and sashes. Look at the different style of chairs that are out there, such as Hannah Jane chairs or wooden style folding chairs and how they’ll fit in with your theme.

If you’d like to chat about this or any aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

Chiavari Chairs
The epitome of elegance, the Chiavari Chair dates back to 1807. It was created by Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi from Chiavari on the north-western Italian coast and has been a firm hit in gatherings ever since. This style of chair lends itself particular well to weddings. They look ideal in all sorts of settings from a traditional hotel set up, to marquees and even in barn or rustic style venues where the contrast looks really well. Generally these chairs are left with no covers, as the details on the back are key, however you can add some adornments such as pompoms or florals to enhance the look.

chiavari chairs

 

Hannah Jane Chairs
Another really elegant choice, the Hannah Jane style of chair gives a nod to the beauty of the grace of the 17th Century. Again, these chairs don’t really need any covers, as the detail is the main draw. These chairs work really well for most wedding set ups, but particularly for those that are aiming for a more formal or elegant feel, rather than that of a more rustic, laid back style of day.

hannah jane chairs

 

Bistro Style Wooden Chairs
These work really well for a more rustic style of wedding and particularly well for barn or even marquee weddings. The beauty of these chairs is that you can dress them up or down as much as you want to fit in with your overall theme. Think about streamers, floral garlands or even mismatched cushions. Also consider folding and non-folding chairs.
bistro chairs

 

Covers & Sashes
Covers and sashes have become something of the norm for many weddings, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with going for that look. Classic and elegant, it’s always a winner and covers immediately add a sense of grace to any venue. Plus you can choose almost any colour of sash to compliment your overall theme. Think about tying the sashes in bows at the back or the side and don’t be afraid to add more adornments to the sashes too if you feel it’s necessary. The beauty of the covers is that it gives you an elegant yet uniform canvas to work with.
covers and sashes

 

Alternatives to Covers
Finally, if you hate the idea of traditional chair covers but you still want to add some of your personality to your chairs, then don’t be afraid to add all sorts of adornments to them. Think about fresh floral garlands or pompoms. Streamers can also look stunning, as can signage, pearls, mini bunting and posies. The only limit on this one is your imagination.
alternatives

 

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Wedding Chill Out Zone

Having a dedicated lounge or chill out zone at your wedding reception is a wonderful idea. It does depend on your venue of course, but many offer the use of more than just the main reception room and if you have an area be it indoor or outdoor, that you can section off and transform into a super relaxing area for guests to enjoy, you really should consider it for a number of reasons.

First, it is a great place for guests of all ages to take some time away from the noise of the band and dancefloor and just have a chat over some nibbles and drinks. Second, it allows you to have a bit of fun in terms of décor and use some furniture and furnishings you may otherwise have not considered using. Finally, if you do have a very large space, such as a ballroom or large marquee, a lounge or chill out zone is the ideal way to break up the space and make the most of it.

If you’d like to discuss this or any aspect of your wedding day planning, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

Tie in With Your Theme
A lounge area is a great way to reinforce your chosen wedding theme. Be it vintage, modern, glam, rustic, etc. Try and source furniture and little décor touches that reflects your chosen theme and don’t be afraid to have some fun with it and use pieces you may not have otherwise considered using in your decor.
theme

 

Outdoors
If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor section available to you with your chosen venue, then don’t be afraid to use it for the lounge area and if it’s got some sort of partially roofed area, like a terrace, decking or tented section then you can feel totally at ease in terms of being covered for all weather situations. Don’t forget to think about leaving out nice rugs or blankets, as well as some gas heaters to keep guests snug as they chill out.
outdoors

 

Mixed Furniture
There’s no rule to say you can’t mix and match the types of furniture in your lounge or chill our area and indeed a mixture can look fantastic. Think about mini couches, a chaise lounge, oversized cushions, even bales of hay for outdoors and don’t forget if you’ve got kids at the wedding try and have something with them in mind. The oversized cushions would be an ideal attraction for them.
mixed furniture

 

Little Touches
Don’t forget to add some little touches as well as the furniture itself. Think about some carefully chosen lighting options, as well as lots of candles and lanterns. Draping is another must, as are cushions and nibbles and consider board games and if you’ve got access to an outdoor area what about a fire pit too?
Little touches