As the world keeps evolving, the way we see the weddings and events change as well. A modern wedding isn’t always strictly bride’s family to the left and groom’s family to the right. Rather, guests are seated intermixed to give a feeling that the wedding is a gathering of one family rather than two separate families. Couples have done away with the traditional seating for ceremonies and receptions and even lounge furniture has been at play. Couples want their guests to experience different and one of a kind events that don’t fit into any cookie cutter formula. Here are some of Belladeux’s favorite nontraditional seating inspirations, and we’re taking a step back from Chiavari chairs to showcase some unique new ways to seat guests.

Starting with ceremony seating, imagine pushing aside the traditional straight up and down aisles and setting up chairs in a circle. This lets guests experience your raw emotions in 360 degrees. This also eliminates the problem of having a bride side and a groom side. It also adds an extra layer of symbolism as the circle brings to mind the wedding rings exchanged in the ceremony.


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Adding benches instead of regular seating adds to the intimate setting. Let the couples attending in your audience experience your love together by sharing a seat together.


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If you are having a chic country wedding, using hay bales will play into the theme.


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For the reception, lounge furniture has become increasingly popular. From comfy couches to sitting on a pillow in the sand, mixing and matching seating options makes each area of your wedding have a different feeling. Forget the rigidity of a singular theme for your wedding and make it a unique experience for your guests!

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Mix-matched seating entertains your guest and gives your guests a different view around your wedding on every chair they sit in. Make your wedding “you” and unique! Let us know what you think below.

Happy Planning!


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