Chair Improvement Help

Mr. Caro and I will be celebrating our wedding in a converted church. It took us a while to find the right ceremony venue but we are very happy about our final choice: we think this church has a great intimate vibe and it fits our style perfectly.

The only thing I do not like about it is”¦ the transparent chairs”¦

Church photo 1 from Melsinea Viaggi, Church photo 2 from Weddings Brescia

Don’t get me wrong: I think transparent chairs look really chic and cool in the right ambiance! I just don’t think the intimate and historic atmosphere of the church fits well with those stylish contemporary chairs for our wedding”¦

Renting new chairs or chair covers is out of the question. I don’t dislike those chairs so much to be able to justify spending money on them. However if I could find an easy and cheap way to make them look just a bit nicer, that would be great!! Do you have any ideas on how those chairs could be decorated to help them fit better in the church for a more rustic wedding vibe? Or do you think they look nice, and I’m over-thinking it?

And as quid pro quo, here is a selection of my personal favorites when it comes to chair decor. Unfortunately none of these ideas fit the form of the chairs above, but I hope you can find them useful!

Wedding Chair decor

Image 1: Shipwrecked wedding photo shoot by Canvas and Canopy Events, photographed by Elizabeth Messina, via Green Wedding Shoes; Image 2: Engagement session by Tonya Joy Photography and Kristina Kendig Design via Forget Me Knot Weddings; Image 3: Chair with satin ribbon via This is Glamorous; Image 4: Wedding programs chair decor via Martha Stewart Weddings; Image 5: Paper and Old Books photo shoot decor by Outstanding Occasions, photographed by Milena Sefferovich via Green Wedding Shoes; Image 6: by All Things Lovely; Image 7: Vintage inspired photo shoot by Simply and Forever, photographer by Untamed Heart Photography, via Elizabeth Anne Designs


Miss Carousel

Dusseldorf, Germany/Garda, Italy
Wedding Date:
September 2011
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  1. carousel Member
    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 1:34 pm

    @Miss Pain au Chocolat: That is an interesting idea, thank you! I doubt I’ll find burlap sash in Italy as it’s not so popular as it is in the States so I’ll check out my American resources!
    @Freeze Pops: Yes it’s really a crowd, I guess I’m too critical sometimes!

  2. meerkat Member
    meerkat 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:53 pm

    I think they will look great if you use something to define the aisle. Then your eye will be pulled away from chairs (because they don’t look bad, just different) and focused on your aisle.

  3. carousel Member
    carousel 590 posts, Busy bee @ 4:30 am

    @Mrs. Meerkat: I’ll definitely run that through with my florist, thanx!

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    canuckbee 276 posts, Helper bee @ 7:41 pm

    What about buying chair covers and then reselling them? This might be difficult for a destination wedding but here are some links that may help

    Prices start at about $2 a chair…

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