Here’s How To Get Creative With Your Wedding Ceremony Seating

Many of the weddings coming out on the other side of Covid-19 have the same motto: refresh! If you’re looking for a fresh, modern take on wedding ceremony seating, just sit back and relax.

There’s nothing wrong with traditional ceremony chair arrangements. Rows of meticulously placed seats with an aisle in between certainly does the job! However, there’s a refreshing wave rolling through, and you might just want to jump on it…when it comes to ceremony seating.

From socially-distant chic arrangements to rad rattan benches, we pulled together a few of our favorites from the past couple of years. Because even if your ceremony is brief in time, you’ll want the lovely memory to stick around much longer! Here’s how to get creative with your wedding ceremony seating – starting with untraditional arrangements:

Creative Wedding Ceremony Seating: Outside The Box Arrangements

Socially Distant

photog: Radostina Boseva | venue:Tre Posti Events | floral: Bellevue Floral Co. | specialty rentals: Seventh Heaven Vintage

photog: Rebecca Yale Photography | planning + design: Amorology | Siloh Floral Artistry | venue: Caruso Hotel | rentals: Tableset Rentals, Preludio Divisione Noleggio

As a result of finding a Covid-friendly, ceremony seating solution, many couples offered this pod setup for their their vow exchange! To that end, it’s easy to stagger, spread out and adorn these pod seats beautiful, fresh flowers. Certainly, fresh flowers give the impression of up-from-the-ground living foliage. Safe + adorable!

Winding Ceremony Aisles

photog: Valorie Darling Photography | planning + design: The Lynden Lane Co. | floral: Siren Floral Co

As shown above, this winding aisle arrangement is really sweet and quite romantic!

Ceremonies in the Round

photog: Caroline Tran

photog: Let’s Frolic Together | venue: Brick, San Diego | design: Pow Wow Design | planning: Weddings by Lisa Nicole | florals: Layered Vintage

As seen on GWS – Chic Jewel-Toned Wedding with a Ceremony in the Round

photog: Honey Gem | planning, design + floral: Rose Andrew Events

photog: Gene Pease | planning + design: Cherry Blossom Events | venue: Overture Center for the Arts | floral: Briar Loft | stage + hanging mechanics: Chance Productions

Whether it’s a circle, semi circle or square surrounding, these ceremony seat arrangements offer up all those intimate feels. Bonus points in you set up wedding chairs in an unexpected spot. Like, say, the middle of the woods!

Creative Wedding Ceremony Seating: Funky Chairs + Furniture

Mix Chair Styles

photog; Molly & Co | venue: Santa Barbara Historical Museum | florals: Knot Just Flowers | planning + design: Wild Heart Events | rentals: Elan Event Rentals

Obviously, rattan is a major wedding trend right now. But benches in sand bring a whole new meaning to the boho romantic wedding. Given that bench ceremony seating isn’t too rare, think about mixing materials and lengths!

photog: Ryan Ray | venue + catering: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa | planning + design: Events of Love + Splendor | furniture rentals: Found Rental Co.

In contrast, how about something muuuch more comfortable? These vintage and upholstered chairs are two fold: they’re ultra cozy and make a big color statement. The unexpectedness of elegant seating like this outdoors is a really cute play.

photog: She Wanders Photography | event design: Donna Urban Events | florals: Krista Jon for Archive | rentals: Archive Rentals

All the boho chic vibes from this wedding in La Jolla as seen on GWS!

Work With Your Surroundings

photog: Andrew Bayda | decor: Maria Kamenskaya | planning: Happy Moments Collector

photog: The Seitter Wood House | planning + design: Desert Rose Wedding And Event Styling | florals: I Do Flowers Cairns | moroccan ottomans : efolkey_rugs

Obviously, there’s something so rad about moroccan poufs on the beach! More creative wedding ceremony seating from this micro wedding with an epic sculptural arch – as seen on GWS!

photog: Kristen Kilpatrick | floral + design: Mark’s Garden

Always take advantage of a boardwalk moment. Always! However, this boardwalk is literally oozing with fresh, color flowers – creating an epically romantic ceremony aisle.

photog: Josh Gruetzmacher

Truly embracing your surroundings, like this couple who set up picnic-style seating, where guests lounged on vintage Mexican + Indian blankets. Blooming almond trees make for the most romantic ceremony aisle. More from this magical springtime wedding!

planning: V.A. Day | photog: Chupris Photo

Additionally, don’t underestimate the power of a wooden dock and some string lighting. Wow!