Beautiful Ways to Style the Last Row of Chairs at Your Wedding Ceremony
With all the hard work (and money!) that goes into planning a wedding, you want to make sure that every detail—big and small—feels elevated. It's easy to focus all of your energy into designing the more obvious big-day décor elements (like an altar, for example), but don't forget to think about how the entire space will look. Ask yourself: What is the first thing guests see when they arrive at any wedding? We would say that it's a ceremony's last row of chairs. Even if you've put plenty of thought into your rentals and aisle decorations, styling this area ensures your vision is carried through to every part of your wedding
From ribbon embellishments and drapery to pottery and wooden structures, there are so many ways to upgrade the last row of chairs at your ceremony. Whether your guests will be seated on chairs, benches, or pews, each setup requires a different approach—just remember to keep your wedding's aesthetic in mind. For a traditional affair, classic blooms are always an elegant option, as evidenced here. Mindy Rice Design created this garden with white hydrangeas, delphinium, and roses, filled with eucalyptus and seagrass, which resulted in a polished display. If you are planning a bohemian-themed big day, opt for a more modern look like cacti-filled terra-cotta pots.
As long as you've given this detail the attention it deserves your event is sure to impress—we have the inspiration to get you started. The diverse examples ahead prove just how special this often-overlooked element can be—and what an impact it can have your big-day's overall appearance.
Decorating the back of your ceremony space with seasonal blooms can celebrate your event's date while adding a pop of color to your setup. The orange-and-white rose and greenery arrangement Sebesta Floral & Event Design used throughout this display did just that.
The chairs in your ceremony's last row don't need an elaborate design to make an impression. If you're hosting an event with a minimalist aesthetic, make like Guerdy Abraira from Ocean Flowers and Events and string a single garland strand across your setup for an elevated look.
Looking to add a feminine touch to your last row of seats? Style them after event planner Kelly McWilliams' ruffle, rose-colored linen display for a charming effect.
When styling wooden pews in an unexpected setting, natural décor is a nice way to make the more formal seating feel a little more cohesive with the rest of the display. A bloom-filled garland, for example, will complement an outdoor event.
Rustic Flower Boxes
Blooms and Drapery
Can't decide between blooms or draped linens as the decorative accent on your final row of chairs? You can have the best of both worlds by carefully mixing the two instead of just choosing one. Here, colorful fabric covered each chair while potted blooms framed this aisle.