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Hi, lovelies! We’re baaaaaack after a long restful Christmas! We hope you enjoyed the holiday. We are kicking off this new week with an Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Tara. She wants to know how to decorate wedding aisle chairs instead of a pew, and how to do so easily. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline Bride! I want to decorate wedding aisle chairs at my ceremony easily and without going overboard. We are having a small ceremony and the aisle is short, so I don’t want to overdo it. Since it is not pews, I’m wondering how to decorate aisle chairs with flowers instead of bows? Any advice? Thank you!”
Hi Tara! Great question! It is easy to decorate aisle chairs at your ceremony and, I agree, minimal aisle decorations are best when you have a smaller ceremony space. Without pews, it is just as easy to decorate wedding aisle chairs with flowers. All you need to do is focus on what kind of chair backs you have, so you know how the decorations will hang.
For instance, if you are having Chiavari chairs at your ceremony, the backs make it incredibly easy to add flowers or decorations to it, especially along the aisle, with simple ribbon or twine. You only need to decorate one side of the chair: the side closest to the aisle.
For chairs on the left, just hang wedding aisle decorations on the right chair back. For chairs on the right side, add a decoration to the left side of the chair.
Here is an example of how to decorate wedding aisle chairs with flowers (all of these examples are from Ling’s Moment
Or these in dusty rose and marsala (from here):
Or these in Italian ruscus and white flowers:
Add some feathers and flowers:
Prefer greenery? This set of aisle chair decorations has eucalyptus and baby’s breath (from here):
These blush flowers and ribbon look lovely, too! See more here.
If your chair backs are rounded or you don’t particularly like the way they look from the back, you can add this fabric and flower swag to the chairs that are next to the aisle.
For a simple style, these elegant chair swag decorations by WhichGoose are a perfect choice.
Want a pop of color? Add these ruffle chair covers by Jessmy.
You can add a beachy vibe to your ceremony — if you’re planning a beach themed wedding, obvs — with these cute starfish inspired aisle decorations. They easily add to the back of your chair with a loop. By Beach Wedding Supply.
If flower aisle decorations aren’t your thing, that’s okay, too! These faux eucalyptus chair swag designs by WhichGoose are a nice touch!
You can also opt to decorate the aisle itself and leave the chairs alone.
Greenery along both sides of the aisle is always a nice, minimalist way to decorate the aisle and always looks beautiful in photos.
Some people swear by a simple aisle runner in white and white rose petals on the sides, like this. That is another option if that is your style!
Simple satin ribbon tied like this is a minimalist way to add elegance and decorate wedding aisle chairs. These satin ribbons are by Elegant Design Store.
Planning a rustic vibe? These rustic wood rounds are personalized with lines from Corinthians 13. I love these! By ThatFamilyShop.
In conclusion, when you want to decorate wedding aisle chairs, less is more. And don’t forget ‘reserved’ signs in the first two rows, if needed, for close family members and your bridal party. This will ensure no one sits in those chairs by accident. These signs are by Fabulously Crystal.
Thanks for writing, Tara! I hope these suggestions help as you decorate wedding aisle chairs!
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