The possibilities are endless on how you can set up an outdoor wedding ceremony. With a little bit of creativity you can easily transform a blank canvas into a unique wedding location. One way to transform a ceremony location is to use alternative seating. Try to think beyond white wooden chairs and imagine all the seating possibilities. Below are some alternative choices.
For a garden, park or beach wedding, look at using a large piece of fabric, or your favourite tapa cloth on either side of the aisle with oversized pillows for guests to sit and lounge on during the ceremony. Both of these ideas are extremely easy and inexpensive if you are on a tight budget. I love the idea of the tapa cloth to bring in the family connection.
For a rustic farm ceremony try using hay bales. Not only are they inexpensive but make perfect seating. Make sure to cover them with blankets and think about adding pillows for added comfort.
Try arranging the chairs in a non-traditional way. An ‘on trend’ way to seat your guests is to arrange the chairs in a circle. This option allows everyone to have a great view of the exchanging of the vows. Arranging the chairs in a spiral pattern where the bridal party walks by each of the guests to get to the groom.
Vintage couches, benches, old church pews or a mix match of chairs can also make great seating options for guests.