Hay Bales for Wedding Seating: Yay or Nay?

What do you think about hay bales for wedding seating: yay or nay? Today, we want to hear what you think about this unique twist on traditional ceremony seating. But first, take a visual clue from these gorgeous images via Style Me Pretty (+ captures by Aaron Snow Photography) and then tell us what YOU think!

hay bales for wedding

photo credit: Aaron Snow Photography

hay bales for wedding
photo credit: Aaron Snow Photography


I think the hay bales add to this beautiful ceremony’s site and ethereal, rustic feel. However, my practical side wants to know… how comfortable are they? I can’t think that many hours sitting on hay could be that comfortable, but for a ceremony I think it works. My other concern is that straw tends to stick to everything… your guests’ pants, dresses, your best friend’s nylons… so, I recommend adding a bit of fabric to skirt the straw a bit like so:

hay bales for wedding

photo credit: Mary McHenry Photography

Problem solved! And, quite lovely, I think. :)

So, what do you think about hay bales: yay or nay?


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