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10 Unique Ceremony Seating Ideas


Photo by Jose Villa

Having an outdoor ceremony presents a unique opportunity for couples to get a little creative with the seating. Depending on your venue and the number of guests you're working with, breaking away from traditional seating can be the perfect way to bring a little extra style and personality to the ceremony decor. Get inspired with these ten unique ceremony seating ideas.

1. Benches

Photos by (from left): Jemma Keech, Jenelle Kepple

Add a decorative touch (and extra comfort!) with some throw pillows that match your wedding style and color scheme. 

2. Ottomans

Photo by Jessica Claire

We love the look and "homey" feel of accent tables placed between pairs of cushioned ottomans.

3. Floor Cushions

Photo courtesy of Glow Weddings and Events

If you're working with a soft ground like a beach or grassy field, consider placing floor cushions on top of picnic blankets for a relaxed vibe. 

4. Upholstered Furniture

Photos by Ryan Ray

Mix chairs and sofas of different shapes and styles, upholstered in fabrics of various colors and textures, for a vintage-glam look. 

5. Lounge Furniture

Photos by KT Merry

Keep guests comfortable with plush lounge sofas a la this seaside ceremony!

6. Circular Arrangement

Photo by Jose Villa

Say your vows surrounded (literally!) by friends and family with an intimate circular layout. 

7. Spiral Arrangement

Photos by (from left): Gideon Photography, Bellalu Photography

Create a long, winding aisle with this dramatic, stunning seating style!

8. Poufs

Photo courtesy of Events of Distinction

Give your ceremony decor a modern edge by swapping out chairs for sleek cube ottoman poufs. 

9. Hay Bales

Photos by (from left): Ryan Ray, Ulmer Studios

Bales of hay covered with pretty blankets or colorful quilts give rustic weddings a nice, festive touch!

10. Mix and Match

Photos by (from left): Jose Villa, Alixann Loosle

Pair long benches with an eclectic mix of chairs for a fun, unique look!

Last Updated: January 11, 2015 at 4:38 am
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