How to Decorate a Bridal Shower Chair

by Margo Dewey

Create a bridal shower chair with a bit of ingenuity and a specific theme that complements the personality of the soon-to-be-bride. You can capture a certain feeling or mood with just the right decorations. Whether classic, casual or rustic, bridal shower chairs can be as unique as the bride-to-be.

Classicly Elegant

White silk or linen draped around a bridal shower chair creates a classic look, and a gold- or cream-colored sash tied to the top or middle of the chair provides a glamorous accent. To personalize the chair, place a white and black stationery card with the bride’s name on the back of the chair with ribbon. Sheer white tulle fabric woven into bows on top of each side of the bridal shower chair adds additional elegance.

Outdoor Charm

Use a beach or rustic theme for an outdoor bridal shower chair. Twist and tie on seashells, colorful blankets and even flip-flops to the back of the chair. To capture the Hawaiian look, use bright-colored leis with silk flowers woven between each lei, and layer them on top of one another. For a down-to-earth effect, string several kinds of leaves and twigs to the top, arms and legs of the chair.

Old-Fashioned Fun

The old-fashioned bridal shower chair is adorned with simple kitchen items, including forks, cups or paper plates. Tie an apron around the back of the chair for a quick and simple decoration. Rolling pins can be placed to either side of the back of the chair along with tea towels. For a final touch, place the bride’s name on a recipe card, and tape it in between the rolling pins or on the back of the apron.

Colors of the Rainbow

Go big and bold by selecting one color for the theme of the bridal shower that will represent the overall look of the bridal shower chair. A purple chair stands out with sheer white tulle ribbons. One large piece of fabric is draped over the back of the chair, and the tulle gathers the material together and is wrapped into a big bow. If the bridal shower has more than one color for the theme, use all those colors on the chair and add fresh flowers or ribbons for more vibrancy.

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  • Heather Fulton/Demand Media

About the Author

Based in Livonia, Mich., Margo Dewey has been writing cultural and society-related articles since 1987. Her articles have appeared in “Suburban Living” magazine, “Associated Newspapers”, and “Oakland Business Monthly” magazine. She also produced a wedding cable series, “Just For The Bride”. She has achieved the Michigan Press Association Award. She holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Eastern Michigan University and Bulmersche University in England.