Chair Perfection: 5 Different Types Of Wedding Chairs

Wedding table under tent, with Mr and Mrs signs on the chairs

When you're renting wedding chairs, you'll first have to decide how many people you're inviting. You'll then have to decide on the seating arrangement for the ceremony and reception, which will, in turn, help you settle on the size for your tent rental. For example, you have to factor in six square feet per person in a tent if there are rows of chairs for a ceremony. Based on your wedding's theme and your personal preferences, you'll have to decide what style chair you want.

  1. Chiavari Chair
    The chiavari chair is a very popular choice for wedding chairs because of their simple form and their outstanding quality. With a straight-lines back and sturdy legs, these chairs can be easily upgraded with personal decorations. They are typically made of faux bamboo and are seen in a variety of finishes, from neutral to metallics to bold colors. Chiavari chairs are perfect for more formal weddings that want a touch of easy glamour.

  2. Folding Lawn Chair
    These basic chairs go with almost any wedding style and are very easy to transport from the ceremony to the reception to save you some money on party rentals. These chairs are easily dressed up with floral details as aisle markers or sashes across the back for some reception flair. Make sure that the seats have comfortable cushions and the chairs will fit into any wedding.

  3. Bentwood Cafe Chair
    Made popular in the 1800s by well-known chair maker Michael Thonet, these simple wooden chairs give your wedding a bit of Parisian flair. The chairs sit on sturdy wooden legs and feature a curved wood detail in its backing, giving your guests good support. They already give a laidback, effortless elegance, but you can add some tasteful seat cushions for additional comfort.

  4. Marais Chair
    If you're tired of looking at wood options for your wedding chairs, consider the marais chair. Made of stylish steel, they will give your wedding an industrial and contemporary edge. You can pair them with rustic tables for a modern farmhouse mashup. With incredibly sturdy support, these chairs can come in a wide variety of metallic finishes.

  5. Slotted Chair
    For a relaxed wedding set outdoors, slotted chairs are a perfect option. They're reminiscent of European bistros and outdoor cafes that line city streets. They're very easy to dress up with personalized seat cushions or garland that hang on the backs.

Rental services offer more than just a standard tent, so make sure to check out their inventories as you search for chairs, tables, and linens as well. Bundle all of your wedding rentals together and you will have a cohesive and affordable wedding.