My fiancé and I are having our ceremony in a public garden in New Jersey and have been told that we are not allowed to bring chairs for our guests to sit on (with the exception of the elderly and handicapped, and even then we can only bring chairs with legs that won't damage the grounds). We must leave the area in the condition we found it in so that also limits what we are able to do.
We have discussed buying nice picnic blankets and laying them about for our guests to sit on, but I would still like something a little more “chair-like.” We aren't planning a super-long ceremony, but I would still like to give my guests the option of sitting if they would like.
How do you create comfortable seating rather than just having guests on their feet the whole time? -raemwel
Off the top of our heads we can think of a few chair-like seating ideas:
- Bales of hay covered in fabric
- Garden benches
- Bean bag chairs
- Meditation cushions and chairs
- Folding seats
For most of those suggestions, you may not even have to buy new. You could hound thrift stores, or ask friends and family members to bring them from home!
What are your non-chair-but-chair-like seating suggestions?