Discover 15 Clever Ways to Save Your Seat at the Reception

Label your bride and groom chairs with creative, one-of-a-kind signs.

Discover 15 Clever Ways to Save Your Seat at the Reception

Photo: Christian Oth Studio

In all the excitement of greeting your guests and getting ready for dinner to be served, it can be easy to to forget to save yourself a seat! Create clever signs to display on the back of your chairs to let everyone know where they couple of the hour can be found, and to give your seat an extra-special touch. Label your chairs with your names, initials, or even "Mr." and "Mrs." or "Bride" and "Groom." We've seen this trend gain momentum in the last few years, and we love how creative couples have become! 

See how 15 real couples labeled their chairs, using flowers, burlap, wood, and even horseback riding award ribbons. Hint: this makes a great DIY project for you and your fiancé! Get inspired by the adorable bride and groom signs in the photos below.

Rustic Engraved Logs

Slices of a tree branch were carved with "Mr." and "Mrs." and hung on the backs of wooden chairs to beautifully complement this nature-themed wedding. Photo by Lucky Love Photography

Simple Fabric Sleeves

Ghost chairs are meant to blend seamlessly into the wedding décor, so opt for an easy and subtle label like these fabric bands. Photo by Robert Evans Studio

Equestrian Inspiration

The bride and groom who planned this wedding love horseback riding, so they utilized horse show award ribbons in their chair labels! Photo by Chrisman Studios

Calligraphy Signs Tied With Ribbon

A calligrapher can easily create elegant signs featuring a classic script to be tied to chairs with pink ribbon. Photo by Christian Oth Studio

Heart-Shaped Labels

What better shape to inspire your labels than a heart? Photo by Callaway Gable

Glitter Bomb

Many brides would agree that there's no such thing as too much sparkle! Trace elegant lettering in glitter for a perfect hint of shine. Photo by Callaway Gable

Bold Wooden Sign

Make sure no one steals your seat with a sign emblazoned with the words "Bride" and "Groom!" Photo by Regina Hyman

Burlap and Twine

These simple but chic signs are made out of burlap and attached to the chairs with twine – love the unique positioning below the seat! Photo by Clane Gessel Photography

Floral Initials

Rows of perfect pink blooms form the bride and groom's initials, tied to their chairs with white ribbon. Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

Garland of Flowers

Make your seat extra special by draping a floral garland across the chair. Photo by Kris Kan

Lettered Tiles

For an antique feel, thread handpainted letters onto pieces of twine to spell out "Groom," "Bride," or your names. Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

Ribbons and Flowers

Matching bouquets of purple flowers gathered with blue ribbon provide the finishing touch on weathered chairs labeled with rustic signs. Photo by Next Exit Photography

Whimsical Letters

Hang each individual letter, accented with bunches of roses and baby's breath, from chairs with pink ribbon! Photo by Andi Diamond Photography

Miniature Chalkboards

Say it with chalk! Draw cute designs on chalkboards for a shabby-chic celebration. Photo by Realities Photography

Block Letters

Perfectly carved block letters complement a chic black-and-white wedding.  Photo by Walters & Walters

For more wedding reception ideas, visit our photo gallery or follow Inside Weddings on Pinterest!