Gone are the days of the boring old banquet chairs with the white chair cover and coloured sash that matches the equally shiny bridesmaid dresses (phew!!). The modern vintage bride is now embracing the eclectic look when it comes to ceremony and reception styling and a concept that we absolutely adore is mismatched chairs.
Generally we see an assortment of various timber chairs with different finishes and even paint colours and it is the fact that they are all gorgeous wooden chairs that gives the lovely rustic charm. One of our favourite Brisbane based stylists, Hodgepodge Hire, have a wonderful collection of mismatched chairs and we have selected some of our favourite examples of their chair collection to show some lovely examples of vintage wedding styling.
At Vintage Bride magazine we highly recommend seeking professional stylists such as Hodgepodge Hire to take care of your mismatched chairs. I hear all too often of brides who are madly out shopping around to collect chairs and buying every single one of them but don’t think through the momentus task of loading them all into a truck (and do you know someone with a truck!?!?) and then physically setting them all up before the event, then packing them all up afterwards. I know as a bride I certainly wouldn’t want to be playing furniture removalist the day or even worse on the morning of my special day and to ask close friends and family to do that when they could be relaxing and enjoying the lead up to the celebrations is a bit of an ask. Remove all of the drama by relying on a professional stylist to take care of absolutely all of it for you if you can swing it in your budget – everyone will thank you for it! Save your lovely DIY touches for something a little less labour intensive!