11 Design Concepts for the Bride and Groom's Reception Chairs

Chic motifs for the couple-of-honor's seats at their lively celebration.

Once all of the seriousness and tradition of the ceremony has passed, it’s time for the party to begin! Whether you’re having a more laid-back brunch celebration or a lively, all-night fête with plenty of dancing, food service is a large part of the reception. Most of the design aspects of this space revolves around the tablescapes set up for guests to enjoy their culinary selections; therefore, brides and grooms should pay special attention to the table concepts. After linens, runners, charger plates, and even striking centerpieces have been decided upon, couples might forget that their chair selections are pertinent as well.

Many newlyweds choose to incorporate seats that complement the formality of the event: wooden chairs for a rustic-chic soirée, cushioned seats for an at-home, comfort-first wedding. When it comes to picking out the chairs that you and your beloved will be sitting in, you may want to keep with the same pieces you’ve used throughout the space, but why not adorn them in small ways to make them stand out? Scroll through the photos below from real weddings to garner some ideas for your own newlywed seats. Be sure to click on each picture for further inspiration!
Photo by Aaron and Jillian Photography; Rentals: Nüage Designs

Photo by Kat Braman Photography; Planning & Design by Posh Parties & Paper

Photo by John Schnack Photography; Rentals by Luxe Linen


Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography


Photo by Annette Navarro


Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography


Photo by Averyhouse; Planning & Design by Michelle Durpetti Events

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Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Photo by Justin DeMutiis Photography

Photo by Duke Photography

Photo by Style & Story Creative

For more ideas, find out how to incorporate lace and sheer details into your décor, decide on the timeline of your reception, and gather inspiration for wood wedding details!