Want your chair and your grooms chair to stand out at the reception?
It has been popular for many years to have the cloth chair covers with the large fabric bows in your wedding colors tied to the back. This idea is pretty and easy to duplicate again and again on each chair in the hall. But, what about the bride who wants to stand out from everyone else? After all, it’s her day shouldn’t she draw a little extra attention to herself?
Many brides are choosing to have small signs that say bride and groom and hanging them from their chairs. You could even go so far as to make signs for everyone involved in the bridal party.
There are several different choices out there to choose from. Thin wooden boards can be purchased inexpensively in many different shapes and sizes. These are ideal for the bride who has a shabby chic wedding style. Wooden boards are easy to paint and give a distressed look too. You could use stencils in order to make your wording even or ask a friend with artistic abilities to lend a hand.
Another cute option is that of bent wire names. Simply purchase some floral wire and bend the word bride. This can take a bit of practice but with the right tools can be done. Just think if you bend it wrong the first time, just bend it back. There is no product wasted and no mess to clean up. Then spray the wire with paint and for the super-girly bride coat with glitter! Tie a piece of thin sheer ribbon to each end of the wire and allow the wire to dangle from the corner of your seat.
Or look for paper that is compatible with your wedding invitation theme and have card stock signs made. Ask a friend with beautiful handwriting or hire a calligrapher to label one for the bride and one for the groom. Punch holes in each end and purchase some beautiful wide satin ribbon to tie around. Hooking these from the back of the chair looks lovely, or if you can purchase ribbon with a bit of elastic in it and stretch the ribbon across the back of the chair so that your sign is centered.
You certainly do not have to do anything extra to your seat. Chances are good you will not be sitting still for much of the wedding. But, wouldn’t it be nice to look across the room and see the words “Bride and Groom” side by side?