Wedding Chair Covers That Aren't At All Cheesy—We Promise!

Your wedding guests will have the best seat in the house

Photo by Laura Murray Photography

Looking to add a personal touch to your reception décor? One of our favorite, simple solutions: Adding a chic cover over your rental chairs. Trust us, wedding-chair covers have come a long way from the gaudy organza and satin versions from the 90s (remember those giant, oversize chair bows?). These days, chair covers come in all sorts of elegant styles, fabrics and sizes, from textured linen versions that cascade down to the floor to sheer, romantic lace chair slips that will flutter in the breeze.

Though the chairs at your wedding may seem like a minor detail or afterthought, their look can be quite impactful. After all, the reception chairs are often the first things your guests will see once they enter the space. So if you're not crazy about the chairs your venue provides, or if you want to add a little TLC to your rental chairs, then adding a chic cover is a great way to transform a drab seat into a beautiful wedding-décor element.

To inspire your own reception seating, here are some of the most chic chair covers we've found to ensure your wedding guests have the best seat in the house.

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Linen Chair Covers

Linen Wedding Chair Covers

Jose Villa

These simple yet elegant chair covers are draped over Chiavari chairs; they feature subtle button details behind the cushion. The soft, taupe hue adds warmth to an otherwise all-white reception tablescape.

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Full-Length Lace Chair Covers

Full-Length Lace Chair Covers

Erich McVey

Chiavari chairs are a popular reception-chair choice but you can make yours stand out by adding these pretty, lace slipcovers. The floral pattern and sheer, gauzy fabric will help give your open-air reception a romantic and ethereal feel.

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Floor-Length Chiavari Chair Covers

Floor-Length Chiavari Chair Covers

Kurt Boomer

These long, scarf-like chair covers are woven through the chair rungs and cascade down to the floor. The creamy-white chair embellishments balance the dark color of the chairs and add softness to the overall reception look.

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Lace Slipcovers

Lace Slipcovers

Melissa Schollaert Photography

How sweet are these dainty, lacy chair covers? They slip right over the tops of the reception chairs and add the perfect amount of charm and romance to your tablescape.

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Mid-Length Lace Chair Covers

Mid-Length Lace Chair Covers

Diaz and Diaz

Perhaps your venue provides complimentary chairs but you don't particularly like how the chair-back looks. You can easily cover them up with these elegant mid-length chair slips; this neutral, rosy-taupe color would complement a wide array of wedding palettes.

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Embroidered Chair Covers

Embroidered Chair Covers

Clark + Walker Studio

This couple's wedding reception featured custom-made embroidered chair backs; the floral-and-vine pattern was designed to match their wedding stationery suite.

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