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Unique Ceremony Seating Alternatives

Seating Alternatives: Unique Ceremony Seating


Not keen on the traditional seating arrangements for your wedding ceremony? If this is how you feel, believe us, you’re not the only one. Many couples are looking for modern, unique ceremony seating alternatives to make their event authentic and memorable.

You do not have to go for a conventional reception seating chart because we have several options to make your iconic day stand out from the crowd. Here are some options you can consider and have a celebration remembered by all of your guests! 

Replace the traditional ceremony chairs with a circular setup

We’ve all seen the customary wedding seating during a ceremony with regular rows of chairs in front of the altar. Non-traditional couples are not crazy about this setup and are always looking for ways to avoid it. One way to make it fun is to round it up.

Position the chairs in a circular motion surrounding the altar, and voila – you’ve got yourself seating arrangement guests do not expect to see at such an event!

Go for long rows along the aisle

Another way to spice up the wedding seating arrangement is by creating two long rows from either side of the aisle, so your guests can feel comfortable and really enjoy the whole setting of the ceremony. By setting, we mean your astonishing appearance as the bride, i.e., the star of this celebration!

Colorful poufs

If you plan on throwing a boho wedding, you can completely abandon the traditional placements. Bohemian settings require various colors and seats that are not chairs but poufs!

Use Pews/Benches instead of chairs

This will give your wedding more of a communal feeling and provide a fresh look to your ceremony. You can still keep everything white, or go for a more rustic look with wooden tones. There are also plenty of different styles or DIY seating options if that is more of your thing!

Use a meandering aisle

This is an easy way to really make your wedding stand out! Instead of a simple straight line, set up your chairs in a way that makes the aisle look more like a river or a slightly curving path. This simple change can give your ceremony a much more unique and fantastical feel.

We believe our seating alternatives will look chic on your special day and help you avoid the things we usually see at weddings. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and opt for unique ceremony seating alternatives that are authentic and playful. 

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