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Chair Ribbons

May 18, 2011 | 13 Comments

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Chair ribbons are a fun + easy way to dress up your wedding ceremony or reception chairs. Last week we featured an Alice in Wonderland themed wedding with chair ribbons + hanging mirrors that knocked our socks off. It was such a fun idea that inspired me to go knee-deep in search of ribbon inspiration… and, holy wow, talk about a full-fledged ribbon phenomenon! In fact, not only did I discover tons of chair ribbons but also programs with multi-colored ribbon bindings, ribbon wands in lieu of flower girl petals, wall decor with ribbons, ribbon garland, and more. I love this trend because while chair sashes are pretty, chair ribbons offer color variety and add a whimsical touch. The completed look is bright, colorful + cheery and adds a ton of charm to an outdoor wedding ceremony or reception.This is also a project that is easy to DIY: just gather up tons of ribbon in shades which complement your palette and tie to the backs of chairs. Easy, peasy. To save a little moolah, look for discounts on ribbon at local craft stores. Ribbon tends to go on sale often. In fact, I went to Michael’s last week and bought a ton of ribbon for 50% off. Nice! Here’s a smattering of chair ribbons as inspiration for your wedding:

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chair ribbons with peonies

(Ribbons + peonies? Perfection.)

I can’t wait to research more ribbon projects and share them with you. This is a fun detail for literally any occasion – birthdays, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, soirées…


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  • http://www.diarao.com Dia

    Seriously, there is no information out there about how much ribbon you need per chair??? I wish there was some standard…Like 3 meters per chair, or something. If anyone finds out. Let us know!

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/JustKateEtc Just Kate Etc

    Love them all! Ribbons are so great on chairs for events! Adds a simple detail without a lot of cost or fuss:)

  • http://northwoodsloves.wordpress.com Greta

    These are so stunning! I love the light blue ribbon contrasting with the dark chairs! BEAUTIFUL!

  • http://www.ourprairiewedding.com Danielle {Our Prairie Wedding}

    Love this! Especially the one that is woven through the spindles of the chair…simple but so unique!

  • http://theweddingfestival.blogspot.com/ Madison

    this is just such a cute theme, we have the wrong types of chairs for it unfortunatly but i love it!

  • http://abloggingbride.com Corinna

    Such an adorable idea! Oh and I just saw the last photo of the ribbons pulled together with the flower on Pinterest. I heart it. Lots.

  • http://modernhostess.net Arianna

    ooohh….ahhh…i am in love. Great inspiration. I will be using ribbons on chairs very soon, I can’t wait!

  • http://www.katiesmithdesign.tumblr.com Katie Smith

    Ohhh! I am a “little” obsessed with ribbons/bows, so I adore these!! Love, love, love! Great find :)

  • http://www.loveandlavender.com Aileen@LoveandLavender

    Super pretty! Such a simple and relatively inexpensive touch can really add a lot!

  • http://www.apaperproposal.com Sarah {A Paper Proposal}

    I LOVE this idea! Simple idea that anyone can pull off with the right amount of time and patience! :)

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