Post # 1
I am getting married in a garden in Key West. The surroundings are really beautiful and the garden area itself has lots of little paths that guests will be able to walk around and explore before and after the ceremony. Really love this place. The reception is somewhere separate.. I mention that because I have to rent chairs 2 separate times – for both the ceremony and reception.
The place we’re getting married has chairs we can rent from them – only one option – and they’re only $1 each. So that’s great. The problem is, they’re white plastic stackable chairs. I’m just a little disappointed because it’s not really the vision I had in mind, but really didn’t want to spend a lot on the ceremony portion because its only about 20 minutes long, and like I said, everything else is so beautiful.
The cheapest chair I can rent in Key West is $3 and far more flimsy and terrible than these. So, here’s my question… how can I decorate the chairs that border the aisle?
I really love the flower cones, but don’t think I can do that here since they don’t have a “back” of the chair to hang onto. It’s the rounded part of the chair backing that is throwing me off.
Please ladies, help! I could use some inspiration! Like I said, trying to stay low budget on this portion, and plus, we have to manage all the cleanup before we can scoot off to the reception, so I want decorations to be easy on / easy off.
What do you think??
Post # 3
Is there a way you could buy wholesale, or even makeyour own seat pads. Or you could simply decorat them by tying a starfish on the back, or something beachy. I will look for some pictures for you!!
Post # 4
Get ribbon in the color(s) theme of your wedding. I would do an “over, under, over, under” effect through the back of the chairs so it becomes a basket weave effect. I think that would look lovely. You could even alternate colors and then finish with a bow at the bottom of the back of the chair. So that way the chair looks colorful and different from the back and the front with a interesting pattern. Hope that helps!
Post # 5
I agree with the basket weave effect, which can give you an “anchor” to hold the flower cone.
Post # 6
@Scottielass: thanks girls, but I worry about the time involved to do the basket weave thing. There are roughly 75 guests. OR – are you just saying I could do this on the chairs that border the aisle?
@babybritt143: great pictures. I’ve been shying away from too much beachy stuff because of the garden setting I’m getting married in. Do you think I have to? I guess I was thinking that since I didn’t get married ON the beach that I couldn’t really do that stuff. Being silly?
Post # 7
@bride17458: No way! Go for beachy if that is what you want. You only get married in the Keys once!
Post # 8
I think you should go with beachy if you want to be beachy. 🙂 You could be beachy in the mountains if you wanted to be!
I love the basket weave idea.
Post # 9
Certainly you can do only the aisle chairs. That would speed up the time needed to tidy up after the ceremony.
You could also do shepherd’s hooks with flowers, mason jars etc to line the aisle.The advantage to this is that they could be taken to the reception venue and also used there.
Or flowers on the aisle chairs:
Post # 10
Thanks ladies! Very helpful! This gives me hope! 🙂
Post # 11
I’m not sure if I’d bother worrying about or doing anything with the plain chairs. It takes time to set them up plus de-decorate them,so it’s just one more thing to do. You could decorate just the very last row straight across and leave the rest simple. That’s what we did for my daughter’s beach wedding. Not sure if it would work on those chairs,tho. I’ll find a picture so you can see. What we did was use turquoise organza chair ties doubled over and tied in the center with large white starfish with large rhinestones in the center. Easy and looked great. I think we had 10 chairs across with a center aisle.