Make an instant impact at your reception with pretty chair back decorations. We’ve found 5 fabulous solutions that won’t break the bank…

Bride and groom signs

We love wedding signs and none more so than these fun bride and groom chair back decorations. Let everyone at the party know where you’re sitting with these fun signs, which you can colour to match your wedding colour scheme or theme. Be creative with what you use to attach them too – what about strips of hessian or vintage parcel twine for a rustic wedding? Or a strip of velvet at a glamorous winter wedding?


Your initials make great chair back decorations. We love these bright and beautiful examples tied with a complementary silver ribbons. These are super easy to make yourself. Why not design your own and cut them out of stiff card? You could even glue small flower heads to the boards – ideal for a country wedding theme.

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Ribbons are romantic, rustic and right on trend! Keep them a little bit shabby at the edges if you want that vintage look and mix plain strips with floral or striped material as the couple have done here. Whether you have them falling to the seat, or the floor, this a is super simple idea for craft-loving brides. Why not get the girls round, grab a glass of wine and have a mammoth tying session!

DIY favours

Your chair backs are the perfect place to display your DIY favours or decorations. These material stuffed hearts are cute – hearts are simple to make and complement any wedding theme. Just choose material that complements your scheme or theme and away you go. Just make sure that guests realise they can take them home at the end of the night.


Potentially an expensive option but large flower heads look incredible tied to chair backs and give you an instant wow factor as your guests walk in. Tightly packed blooms like hydrangea look best as chair backs – perhaps just put one on every other chair if budget is tight.

Need more reception inspiration? Check out the hottest wedding themes for 2014 and then be inspired by our wonderful real-life weddings.