Post # 1
My wedding is this coming September. I am hoping to have some straw bales as seating. I was wondering if anyone has done this. If so, what did you use to put on the bales for guest to sit on?
Thanks for the help.
Post # 3
I was thinking about doing this, but had a hard time finding a company that would let us rent the bales. Here’s my inspiration picture:
Post # 4
Hi there! I know a lot of people use quilts draped over the bales to make guests more comfortable. You can either use quilts that you or your family members have, or scrounge up ‘new’ ones from the thrift store or ebay. I love the way that looks, I’m sure it will be beautiful!
Post # 6
Those are all beautiful pictures and the ‘look’ I am going for. I love the quilts but thought that might be expensive. My other idea was tables cloths.
Post # 7
I saw this on “My big redneck wedding”. Honestly, I’m not trying to insult you but it actually came out SOOOOO pretty! I think they bought the bales but I remember them being way expensive for friggin’ hay! So if you can rent them, great. Otherwise, are there farms close by? Does Home Depot sell them? Covering them with tablecloths would be good. Even burlap like it looks like in the pics – pretty!!
Post # 8
I wouldn’t use burlap-it can be incredibly itchy!
Quilts, sheets, tablecloths, fabric are all viable alternatives.
Post # 9
I don’t know where you’re at, but honestly, just look into renting them straight from a farmer. I doubt many rental companies keep them because you need good storage and they are obviously perishable. You want small squares, and I would only offer $2.00/bale since the farmer gets them back to resell. Nothing should really happen to them so it is pure profit. Pay whatever his/her standard delivery charge is twice (to and from) and set them up yourselves. Home Depot sells small decorative bales for way overpriced, not sure if you have them in Canada anyway but I wouldn’t bother. Find a local farmers’ market and start asking around!
I am doing using hay bales, but I want a little bit cleaner of a look and a little less country of a look (ironic, right?) and I am using solid ivory tableclothes draped over them with finished edges just puddling. I love the tight corner inspiration pic, but that would be too much work for us to do ourselves at this point! Also, we’re doing it for the ceremony, but we’ll have regular chairs for the reception. I would hate to sit on something without a back for an extended period of time like that. Straw is softer than hay if you have the choice. I’m using hay because we have more of it; we actually have a farm and bale hay ourselves. I’d help you out if I could!
Post # 10
Thanks for the info. I guess I just need to decide on table cloths or quilts???
Yes I am using straw bales because I like the color better, plus less expensive than hay, and not as important to the farmer I am borrowing it from. Hay is expensive and farmers may not be as likely to let me borrow it!
Good luck to all the other brides using straw/hay bales.
Post # 11
So cute, I’ve been trying to find alternative seating since chairs are so expensive to rent.
Did you end up getting the hay?
Post # 12
People still make square bales now? All I see is those huge round “bales” that look like muffets….
Then they get wrapped in a white plastic sheet, that makes them look like huge marshmallows!
Post # 13
We’re trying to figure out the logistics of hay bale seating, too! We were thinking of buying sheets, curtain panels, table cloths, etc from thrift stores to use to to cover them. We’re hoping to find as many cloths in white and ivory as we can. We’re thinking of maybe some dark blues too if they can tie into our wedding colors.