If you've been to a wedding recently, chances are you sat in a Chiavari chair. Chiavaris originated in Italy and were created to be lightweight, but decorative. Since then, their popularity has really taken off and they're used globally by event planners and caterers who appreciate their convenience. We love the structure of Chiavari chairs because they offer a lot of options for chair sash ties. They're so elegant, and their simple design adapts to any style of event. Here are three tutorials for beautiful Chiavari chair sash ties: the Side-Swept Bow, the Satin Cinch and the Woven Bow.
What you need: One table runner for each chair. We used a navy satin table runner. Step 1: Wrap the runner around the chair back starting at the upper right and pull across the chair back. Step 2: Tuck the left side of the runner around the chair post on the bottom left. Step 3: Tie the runner ends in a knot. Step 4: Finish with a bow.
What you need: Three chair sashes for each chair. We used teal satin sashes.Step 1: Fold the first sash in half and place your hand in the fold. Pass the looped end under the chair back.
Step 2: Bring the loose ends over the top of the chair and feed through the loop. Pull taut.
Steps 3 and 4: Repeat with the second sash.
Step 5: Repeat with the third sash.
What you need: One chair sash for each chair. We used a pink organza sash. Step 1: Weave the sash through the chair back. Step 2: Wrap the remainder of the sash around the front of the chair and pull taut. Step 3: Tie the runner ends into a bow.
Much Party Love, Smarties!
Styling: Ashley Dolan