While often overlooked, chairs are an important part of any wedding. Many caterers and venues will let you choose or hire the wedding chairs you fancy most for your ceremony and banquet. If you have the chance to pick your own, it's a good idea to know what your options are so that you can select something that will best suit your wedding theme and colour scheme. And the best part? You can get creative and dress them up with chair covers, sashes and decorations for that extra sense of style (here are some of our favourite ideas). Check out this slideshow to get familiar with the most popular wedding chair styles.
These are the types of wedding chairs you need to know.
Most venues use these stackable chairs with a padded seat and back for their events. They come with a crown, round or square back and are often dressed up with chair covers for weddings.
The elegant round shape of these wooden chairs work wonders for any rustic or shabby chic wedding.
If you want something minimalist, chameleon chairs are for you. You can add a chair sleeve or other chair decorations.
Chiavari chairs and their faux bamboo structure have become a wedding staple. You'll find these delicate chairs in a range of colours and finishes that are suitable for any wedding style, from an elegant to a rustic wedding.
Sometimes you don't need ultra elegant chairs to create a dreamy wedding. Wooden folding chairs can be draped with beautiful material and adorned with floral decorations.
Folding Beach Chair
Surprise your guests with some comfy seating in the form of classic beach chairs for a laid- back summer or beach wedding ceremony.
Made of acrylic or lucite, ghost chairs have a luxurious feel with their round back. While usually transparent, you can find them in other colours as well.
Louis XVI Style Chair
The distinguished style of the Louis XVI chair offers a sophisticated, classic look for you ceremony and banquet seating, not to mention some serious comfort for your guests.
Mahogany Dining Chair
These classic carved wood dining chairs give any wedding a splash of elegance and class.
Modern Bentwood Chair
This mid-century modern chair design is characterized by a curved wooden seat and chair back giving it a contemporary look.
Give your guests the most comfortable seating with Parsons chairs. They are a classic and you can spruce them up with a chair bow.
Another incredibly popular and versatile choice for weddings are Versailles chairs. They are available in a variety of colours and finishes, including metallics. Bring out the elegance of your Versailles chairs with sheer chair covers that will show off just enough of their elegant structure.
These classic wooden x-back chairs are ideal for an outdoor or rustic ceremony and banquet. You can dress them up a little or leave them bare and beautiful.