Wedding and Party Seating 101

Hey Ya’ll,

I’ve been doing some guest blogging as of late, and my most recent post was for Chicago Wedding & Party Resource. The blog is all about a key element of party or wedding reception table décor that so often gets forgotten… Seating!

These days, furniture comes in so many different shapes, sizes and colors, that you can dramatically change the look of an event space with your seating. I put together the collage above to show you some of my favorite types of seating options for big events.

As you can see, one of my favorite options (and one that is becoming increasingly popular) is the chic, modern (and plastic!) Ghost chair. Available in a variety of colors, such as crystal clear, white, black, red and ice blue, the look they create is sleek, tailored and elegant!

I’m also a fan of the classic Chiavari chair, which comes in natural wood, neutral tones and metallics, or can be custom-painted any color from canary yellow to hot pink.

Whatever version you select, you can dress it up further with a decorative cushion, cap, sleeve, cover, tie or belt. Wildflower Linen has created a line of covers and caps that are almost works of art (think flowers, beads, spangles and numerous textures, patterns and fabrics, including leather!), and provide a totally different look and appeal. I also strongly recommend La Tavola and BBJ Linens.

Which types of seating do you like best for an outdoor summer wedding? Let me know in the comment section below.

And click HERE to see my seating advice on Chicago Wedding & Party Resource!

Photo Credits (in order):
1) Design: YourBASH! (
Furniture: Hire Elegance (
Florals: Kathy Wright & Co. (
Linens: Wildflower Linen (
Chairs & Chargers: Classic Party Rentals, San Diego (
Printed Materials: Jenn Sbranti at Hostess with the Mostess (

2) Design: YourBASH!  (
Linens: La Tavola Linen (
Lighting: PSAV and Daylight (
Menus/Name Cards: Posh Paperie (
Florals: LaVonne (
Furniture: Hire Elegance (  Couches
Furniture: AB Elements ( Drape, Bar
Dance Floor: Platinum Pro (
Chairs and Chargers: Raphael’s (

3) Design: YourBASH!  (
Linens: Wildflower Linens (
Lighting: PSAV and Daylight (
Menus/Name Cards:  Posh Paperie (
Florals: LaVonne (
Furniture: Hire Elegance (  Milano Chairs
Furniture: AB Elements ( Drape, Bar and Couches
Dance Floor: Platinum Pro (
Chairs & Chargers: Raphael’s (

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