Photo: Her World Brides December 2012 – February 2013

Couple photos
Having your photos on the backs of your chairs (whether formal or casual) add a fun and whimsical touch. Plan ahead and get great individual shots with your photographer if you’re taking pre-wedding shots. If you’re featuring photos from your archives, simply print it out, frame it, dress it up with ribbons or flowers, and tie them to the back of your chairs.

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Life in monochrome
Instead of photos, you can opt to have silhouettes made in your likeness instead. Have them framed and hung to the back of your chair, or have them printed on thick plastic or wooden blocks.

Photo: Her World Brides March – May 2011

Chair ties
An easy way to add colour and pizzazz to your chairs, you don’t need very much. Just ask your venue provider or decorator if they can spare extra fabric or ribbon, and experiment with different ways of creating pretty knots.

Photo: Her World Brides June – August 2012

Flowers & tulle pom poms
For a pretty, rustic look, put a bunch of baby’s breaths in a white sandwich bag and and tie with a ribbon. Alternatively, handsewn tulle pom poms work just as well. Cut out a bunch of tulle circles and sew them together at the centre. More circules make a fuller pom pom. Make the edges a bit ragged with small snips, then tie pom poms to chairs, or sew them to a large piece of tulle and use that to wrap the back of your chairs.

Photo: Her World Brides June – August 2013

Bright blooms
Pretty swags of colourful blooms add romance quickly and easily.

Photo: Her World Brides September – November 2013

Pretty ribbons
These are also an easy alternative to dress up your chairs: simply gather a few ribbons in colours that complement your palette, knot them on a piece of string, and tie them to your chairs. Signs optional.

Pearl & Derek’s real wedding. Photo: Her World Brides March – May 2014

Pei Li & Symomd’s real wedding. Photo: Her World Brides September – November 2015

Witty signs
These ones from Pearl & Derek’s wedding (top) and Pei Li and Symond’s (bottom) had guests laughing, and added to the festive atmosphere.

Photo: Her World Brides March – May 2012

Heart these
Consider a ribbon chair tie decorated with butterflies (made with a paper punch) and paper posies. One paper posy needs five hearts: create hearts with a heart-shaped paper punch. Layer four in an open spread, and pinch their bases together to make a “tail”. They should now curl inwards in a roundish shape with a gap somewhere. Place the last heart to cover it, and shape posy as desired. Now, stick posy and butterflies to a ribbon with hot glue.