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

Thoughts?

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?


-E.

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13 Comments on "Hay Bales for Wedding Seating: Yay or Nay?"


Guest
Holly Salyer
March 29, 2013

I am also using straw instead of hay. Less messy :)

Guest
Holly Salyer
March 29, 2013

I say yay! I am doing this for my wedding that is in a big renovated barn with an outside ceremony. I am spreading the bales out and placing wooden boards over them almost like a bench. Three bales under one board.

Guest
December 1, 2011

sorry nay itchy

Guest
Birmingham wedding photographers
November 22, 2011

I think it’s neat but I wouldn’t want it for my wedding. I think it had better be a quick ceremony. I think for a lot of grandparents this would be VERY uncomfortable.

Guest
October 21, 2011

I ADORE the hay bails as ceremony seating. Makes for a comfortable atmosphere. I would opt for straw instead though because of allergies