Chair Decor

We are having Chiavari chairs at our reception (or Tiffany, as we call them in México). At the beginning I was leaning toward the gold ones, but neither my FI nor my mom liked them.


Image via The Ultimate Wedding Project

Oh well. So instead, I think we are having the brown ones:


Image via Milwaukee Chair Rental

I think the chairs are beautiful, even though I suspect they are plastic instead of wood. Anyway, I was looking at some inspiration photos on how to beautify them a bit more.

For the couple, we’ve all seen all these gorgeous pictures:


Image via The Elli Blog


Image via Mi Emporium


Image via United With Love / Photo by One Love Photography / by ArmyMomofTwins

I had to have something like that!!  For this super easy project I used:

  • Thick cardboard letters
  • Electric drill
  • Washi tape (mt brand)
  • Thin ribbon


First, using the drill, I punched two holes at the top of each letter. (Keep in mind we will not be a Mr. and Mrs.—we will be a “Sr. Y Sra.” as in señor y señora.)


I started covering the letters, strip by strip, with the tape.


I folded the corners and covered the backs of the letters. Then the sides.


Of course after I was finished I realized the color was all wrong!! It was orange, not coral, so I peeled the tape off and started all over again.

There, this is more like it.


After that, I simply strung the ribbon through each hole and tied it.


And voilà, my chair decor is done! (Ohhh, I’m so embarrassed—my bright pink Croc is showing! I swear I only wear them when I’m home alone!)

Then I started to think about the guest chairs.  I found some lovely inspiration pics:


 Image via The Canterbury Place Blog / Photo by Lindsay Jane Studios


 Image via The Canterbury Place Blog / Photo by Lindsay Jane Studios

But I wonder”¦isn’t doing sashes for 250-plus chairs a lot? Would it look saturated? Maybe I could do it alternating—one chair with, one without.

What do you think? Are you doing something with your chairs?


Mrs. Weather Vane

June 27
Mexico City
Wedding Date:
March 2014
Watercooler: January 4, 2013
Interesting or Classic

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  1. pyramid Member
    Mrs. Pyramid 104 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:08 am

    These look very cute for your chairs! I don’t think that you need some for every chair, that would be a lot of work!

  2. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:59 am

    These are so cute!

  3. weathervane Member
    weathervane 171 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:56 am

    @Lexie: @MissGoldFish: @Miss Filly: @Amy: @ykyegbride: @Mrs. Camel: Thank you for your advice ladies! The more I think about it the more I have to agree with you, 250 will be to much!! @MrsMermaid: I really like your idea!!! Only sashes for the special tables!!!! 😀

  4. gondola Member
    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:30 am

    I don’t think Chivari chairs need decoration. Skip it and have a glass of wine instead.

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