Whether you're planning to sit at a sweetheart table or amongst your bridesmaids and groomsmen, decorative chair backs are a must-have for your reception seats. Not only do these pretty decorations designate the bride and groom's chosen spots, they're also a great way to dress up your space without busting your budget. (Plus, they make for perfect reception photos, and what couple doesn't want that?) The options are endless when it comes to these décor accents, but we found five pretty (and simple!) ways to make a statement at your dinner table.
Painted Wooden Signs (above)
Calligraphed wooden signs are an understated addition to your reception space. Here, they work with a formal reception table, but they would look great in a more casual setting, too. This is also a great DIY project for the bride who wants to leave her own personal stamp on her big day, but doesn't want to tackle a major project.
Photo: Heather Rowland Photography
Framed Chalkboard Signs
An ornate gold frame elevates the classic chalkboard sign. With the use of chalk-markers, create your own signs and attach to the back of chairs. To tone down the formality of the look, this couple used gauzy burlap ribbon and greenery garlands.
Photo: Hot Metal Studio
Your chair backs don't have to be overly ornate, either. Here, a couple opts for simple black-and-white printed signs with colorful details to complement their whimsy reception.
Photo: Katie Pritchard Photo
Twisted Metal Sign
Every bride loves a wedding dress metal hanger that has been twisted to reflect her new married name, right? Extend the idea to your dinner table! This adorable display reads, "Better Together" and literally joins the bride and groom's chairs.
Photo: Jodi Miller Photography
Your chairs don't have to read "Mr." and "Mrs." — flowers are fun decorations too. Floral garlands work especially well when you're having a sweetheart table since it's inherently implied that the bride and groom will be dining there.