27 Impossibly Pretty Wedding Chair Decorations

From floral garlands to wooden signs

Courtesy of Catherine Ann Photography

When it comes to your wedding, you and your partner are the irrefutable stars of the show. So, why not take every opportunity to stand-out? And that includes the very chairs on which you sit! At your wedding reception, make sure your and your partner's seats are as special as your union with these impossibly pretty wedding chair decorations.

From floral garlands to "Bride" and "Groom" signs, there are endless ways to make your wedding chairs stand out from the rest of your guests'. And while any of these wedding chair decorations are an ideal way to designate the newlyweds' chosen spots, these fun decor ideas are more than just practical details. They also serve as a way (and a budget-friendly one at that) to further decorate for your wedding theme. Plus, they make for some seriously stunning reception photos.

No matter what your wedding style or budget, there are endless options for your wedding chair decorations. (We even have some options below that you can buy right now!) If your nuptials have a more rustic or vintage vibe, hang wooden signs that bear your new nominal prefixes on the backs of your chairs. Throwing a springtime or summer soirée? Drape your seats in garlands of greenery and bright blooms. If you prefer a more modern look, opt for clear acrylic ghost chairs with gold laser-cut signs.

With so many custom materials to choose from and every sweet saying imaginable, it’s inspiring to see just how creative a couple can get with these reception markers. Ready to plan for your own reception seating? From tartan blankets in a winter wonderland wedding to macrame sashes and love notes written in elegant calligraphy, here are a few of our favorite ideas for your wedding chair decorations.

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Woven Fans

Photo by Alyssa Luzaich Photography

A rustic wedding in the rolling hills of California calls for woven fans and mismatched chairs from Pleasanton Event Rentals.

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Draped Tulle

Photo by Fabrice Tranzer

Add a draping of tulle to the bride's chair for a touch of femininity.

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Rustic Wood

Photo by Alison Dunn Photography

If your wedding has barnyard vibes, rustic wooden markers fit right in.

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A Simple Ampersand

Photo by Catherine Ann Photography

You don't always need prefixes. A vintage ampersand and swags of blooms will do just fine.

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Green Garland


Photo by Sanaz Photography

Drape garlands of flowers and greenery on the backs of your chairs for a garden-fresh feel.

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Wool for Warmth

Photo by Alicia King Photography

Winter wedding? Red plaid blankets double as both place settings and a cozy, warm wrap.

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Macrame Textiles

Courtesy of FigandFiber

Who needs words when boho macrame textiles will mark your place at the head table? Bonus: You can reuse them as wall decor in your new home together.

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Arrow Signs

Photo by Rebekah Westover Photography

These arrow signs and the trailing ivy tote cool, rustic vibes.

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Reels of Ribbon

Photo by Nicole Wasko Photography

To fit the vibe of their colorful, laid-back wedding, this couple used pink, orange, and white ribbons to decorate their chair backs.

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Bed of Blooms

flowers on chair

Photo by The Hons

Add a pop of color to an otherwise neutral setting by nestling your chairs in a bed of blooms.

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Framed Phrases

Photo by Weddings By Sasha

Solidify your new spousal status in your native love language. At this wedding, the bride and groom’s chairs were hung with signs that read, “Mi Queridita Esposa” (my darling wife) and “Mi Cariñoso Marido” (my darling husband).

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Matching Leather Jackets

wedding reception sweetheart table

Photo by Chris and Ruth Photography

This too-cool couple threw matching leather jackets over their chairs at the reception.

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Bamboo & Chalkboards

Courtesy of Lauren Fair Photography

It’s all in the details when it comes to these gorgeous gold chairs and their sweet signage.

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Pretty Posies

Pretty little posies take these wooden chairs to a luxurious level.

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Blush Brushstrokes

Courtesy of TheRitzyRose

These brushstroke "Mrs. and Mrs." signs are simple and feminine, thanks to their pretty blush hue.

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Romantic Roses

Photo by Vienna Glenn Photography

How romantic! In addition to pretty pink roses and ribbon, this chair bore a sweet sign reading, "His forever."

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Wicker & Handwriting

Photo by Shannon Duggan Photography

Wicker seating for two gets a tender upgrade with handwritten notes that are positively darling.

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Gold Details

Photo by Kathy Davies

Gold chains and script handwriting are an easy way to take a sign from boring to next level.

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Teak & Tropical Flowers

Photo by Kallima Photography

At this tented wedding on the beach, tropical flowers in a hot pink hue and driftwood signs on teak folding chairs were part of the special island touches.

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Laser-Cut Love Notes

Photo by Curtis Wiklund Photography

All you need is love—and some eucalyptus leaves and laser-cut hubby and wifey indications.

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Loveseat & a Love Note

Photo by Josh Elliot Photography

This couple’s “You Are My Treasure” themed wedding hit a high note with their poetic loveseat for two.

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Garland of Greenery

Greenery Table Runners and Chair Decor

Photo by Carrie Patterson

At her winter wedding, Glee star Becca Tobin marked her and husband's reception chairs with a simple garland of greenery.

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Laser-Cut Less-Is-More

Courtesy of Everlaser

These laser-cut signs for a pair of grooms would look right at home at a variety of different nuptials—from a rustic-themed wedding to more classic celebrations.

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Simple Wreaths

wreath sweetheart chair decorations

Photo by Sarah Falugo

Small wreaths mark this couple's chairs—simplicity at its best.

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Romantic & Rustic

Photo by J. Ashley Photography

The bride and groom's chairs at this romantic, southern wedding were adorned with greenery and antique mirrors.

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Infinity & Beyond

Courtesy of Z Crate Design

Simplistic greenery and a one-of-a-kind prop to symbolize everlasting matrimony.

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Lucite & Laser-Cut

Photo by Chantal Lachance-Gibson Photography

Contemporary ghost chairs are the perfect neutral base for these romantic gold laser-cut signs.

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