It might not be your first thought when organising a wedding, but seating is an important part of getting everything right. You have to consider the actual wedding ceremony itself, which could take place in a church or a different venue of your choice. Some people even choose to get married outdoors. There’s also the wedding reception to think about.
Your choice of seating for wedding guests really depends upon the theme of the wedding. There’s a whole multitude of traditional chair types that tend to be better for the wedding ceremony itself. In some cases, particularly in churches you will probably be using the seating provided by the venue, be it church pews or simple stackable chairs. At the reception however, you can get more creative. If you’re going for an outdoor wedding you could consider using hay bales or benches for seating. Benches can be good if you’re using long dining tables, or if you’re going for a more medieval style wedding.
If you want your wedding reception to be more traditional, there are plenty of standard chairs for hire, or fancy chairs with arms and lots of cushions, and you could go for long dining tables or even round ones. There are many creative ideas for tables when it comes to hosting a wedding outdoors, too. You could use a large hay bale turned on its side as a table, or a big wooden cable spool which make ideal platforms for canapés. You could also hire out barstools if you’re going for a more modern feeling reception, but this works better indoors.