DIY Wedding Chair Decorations: Creative and Budget-friendly!

how to make your own wedding chair decorations by Bellenza

So much attention is paid to the table settings at a wedding reception. And rightfully so! But we think dressing up the guest chairs to match the theme adds extra pizzazz. Come along, then, as we revisit 10 of our styled sets to see what delightful touches we adorned the seating with. You’re sure to find ideas to use for your own wedding theme!

Tropical Leaves Chair Decor

tropical leaves on a chair

Evoke the balmy tropics at a beach wedding reception by using large palm leaves, birds of paradise, and raffia strips to dress up the chairs. It’s a DIY tropical decor touch you can do in a snap, with helpful tips from our tutorial.

July 4th DIY Fabric-Scrap Chair Accents

patriotic chair decorations using fabric scraps

For a summer wedding right around the 4th of July, a sunny porch reception decked out in red, white, and blue would be just the thing. And how charming (and amazingly easy) is this fabric-scraps chair decor idea, matching our DIY tassel banner!

Fiesta-inspired Chair Decor

pink heart shaped boxes with lilac fabric on a pink chair

Even easier than the fabric-scraps idea above is this crepe paper strips adornment. Just drape the brightest colored bands over the chair backs for a festive Mexican fiesta look! And on each seat, add a surprise of Mexican wedding cookies in heart-shaped woven boxes bundled up in colorful fabric wraps.

Rustic French Country Chair Decor

gold vintage frame on a chair

Having a French Country-themed reception? Then, rustic farmhouse tables covered in burlap would be perfect, paired with chairs that have framed cameos hanging on the backs to serve as guest place cards.

Chair Decor with a Spanish Flair

black ribbon with red large roses

For the drama of a Spanish flamenco-inspired look, all it would take are large scarlet cabbage roses and lengths of black satin ribbon gracing gold chiavari chairs. So stylish, but so simple to create!

Floral Nosegays for Shabby Chic Chair Decor

violet nosegay on a chair

Here is another take on floral chair decorating, but this time highlighting the sweetness of a shabby chic theme. Pretty nosegays of spring blooms tied onto the backrests of distressed-wood chairs work like a charm!

Mini Wreaths as Fall Chair Decor

fall twig wreath on a chair

For a fall wedding, the wreath is a well-loved symbol of the season. So even the simplest miniature rings of bare vine (as shown here) to leafy garlands wound into little wreaths would make delightful chair accents.

Elegant Cameo Chair Decor

black and white bows on chairs with cameo and pearls

Sophistication is just a stylish chair treatment away for a Parisian-themed wedding (with this inspiration from our Sweet 16 styled set). See how a modern cameo card, suspended from a large black bow and trimmed with strands of pearls can be so elegant.

Snowflake Decals for Winter Wedding Chair Decor

giant snowflake decals on ghost chairs

Bring the magic of the snowy season to your wedding reception with visions of icicles, snowballs, and sparkly frost. We show how you can do this with decals cut into dainty snowflake shapes and used to decorate clear acrylic chairs. Pretty!

Luxe Chair Decor Using Pearls

pearl chair decor with pink ribbons

More style inspiration from another Sweet 16 princess set of ours can also translate into a lovely chair treatment for a wedding. Pearls and ribbons again draped on chiavari chairs make for a chic, luxe effect.

Ten different themes. Ten creative chair decor ideas. Each one an example of how creative “in theme” touches can enhance the overall look of your wedding tablescapes. Happy decorating!

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