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Alternative Ceremony Seating Options

Alternative Ceremony Seating Options


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, alternative ceremony seating options to make their wedding more authentic and memorable.

Do not think that you have to go for a conventional ceremony seating chart. We have several options to make your iconic day stand out from the crowd. Here are some alternative ceremony seating options you can consider and have a celebration remembered by all of your guests!

Go Rustic

Wanting to add rustic elements to your ceremony seating? Using tree trunks as the legs for pews with long planks of wood on top is a chic rustic option for ceremony seating. Some barns in the Northwest Arkansas area like Under the Woods even provide those rustic seating options for you complimentary. Another alternative seating option for rustic ceremonies is bales of hay with blankets draped over them for a cozy rustic feel.

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 an arrangement guests do not expect to see at such an event!

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! 

Go for long rows along the aisle 

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

Enter from each end and meet in the middle of the runway. After all, it is a fashion show, right?

Wedding Ceremony Seating Alternatives

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


Complete Weddings + Events Northwest Arkansas

Complete Weddings + Events NWA has been serving couples and families for over 20 years with professional event services such as PhotographyVideographyDJPhoto Booth, Lighting, and Day of Coordination. If you are ready to start planning and discussing ideas, contact us!

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