How To Enhance Table And Chair Rentals According To Reception Style

If you're having anything besides a small, intimate wedding reception with just a few invitees, chances are good that you'll need to rent tables and chairs for the event. It's important that each guest has a comfortable place to sit and talk, as well as eat and relax, so make sure you have enough seating options in the venue. 

You don't have to spend a lot of money and table and chair rentals since you will be able to dress them up with linens and other decor items. Starting with basic seating options, such as simple wood or metal table and chair sets, will allow you to easily customize the look. If you're crafty and on a tight wedding budget, you can even make some enhancements yourself. 

When decorating your rented table and chairs, consider the reception theme or overall style, such as vintage, shabby chic, country chic, or beach-inspired. A few decorative touches will go a long way in enhancing your rental pieces.

Here are some ideas for sprucing up your rented table and chair sets:

1. Beach Theme

When decorating a reception venue with a beach theme, stick with breezy fabrics, such as airy white organza. You can wrap rental chairs with the fabric, tying it into a bow in the back and allowing the ends to drape to the floor. 

Cover the table with linens in ocean-inspired colors such as seafoam green and turquoise blue. Scatter seashells over the top, and fill small tealight holders with a bit of sand to give the tables soft illumination. You can also enhance white linen napkins with seashell-decorated rings, which you can make yourself.

2. Country Theme

If you're holding your reception in a charming country barn, rent tables and chairs made of reclaimed or vintage wood if possible to coordinate with the overall look. If it's a casual and relaxed feel you're going for, consider rental picnic tables instead. 

Cover the tables with antique lace, and decor them with glass canning jars filled with white candles as romantic, country-inspired lighting elements. You can also enhance the tabletops with vintage crystal vases or metal watering cans filled with handfuls of fresh wildflowers. 

Top chairs with mismatched, floral-patterned cushions to add both comfort and a decorative touch. You can also use mismatched wood chairs featuring a variety of styles and even colors to keep with the relaxed, homespun feel of the event. 

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