Every once in a while you might need just a little something extra to make a statement in your event décor. We think sashes are a perfect and easy way to add that little bit of special pizzazz! At Linens by the Sea, we have many sashes to choose from that vary in color, texture and size, so there’s bound to be one that matches each and every event. Whether you’re sashing a Chiavari chair, a folding chair or a high top table, we have plenty of fun and interesting ideas on how to tie your sash.
The majority of our sashes at Linens by the Sea are 8 inches wide by 108 inches long. This leaves plenty of room to tie your sash in whichever way you prefer. Our sashes come in basic poly, sheer organza, shiny satin, dull satin lamour, shimmer crease, and burlap. We also carry a sheer ivory chiffon sash that is 24” wide by 84” long. This is a beautiful sash that gives a little more volume and flowy style to your look. Each different fabric creates a very particular and unique appearance.
The most common way to tie a chair sash is in a bow. This is a perfect look for a wedding and can even be used on just the bride and groom's chairs very effectively, especially if you don’t want to spend the time and money on a sash for every guest chair. You can tie a sash straight across, woven it in and out of a Chiavari chair, criss-crossed, catty-cornered, or going up and down. Pictured below are some simple, yet charming ways to tie a chair bows.
Another alternative to a bow, is tying a knot. It’s considered a more modern feel and can fit into more settings than weddings. Knots are great for corporate events, fundraisers and birthday parties. They are more casual than a bow and less feminine looking. Tying a knot is also a whole lot easier than tying a bow, so that’s a super huge advantage. To dress up your knot, you can add flowers or decorations to it by simply sticking your decor choice into the middle of the knot. Here are a few ideas for tying a knot with a chair sash.
If you’re looking for something different than our standard 8”x108” size sashes, you will probably love our ivory chiffon sashes or our champagne chiffon chair caps. Both of these options are wider than a typical sash, and the fabric is not as stiff as the others. Therefore, they create a romantic, softer look. You can even pair these sashes with our matching chair willows to complete your look. However, they truly look beautiful on their own, as well. Our chair willows are made of several tendrils of different fabrics including organza, shantung and chiffon,a dn these ties can really take your entire event décor up a notch.
Below are some photos of our chiffon chair caps and different ways to tie them:
Here are two examples of our ivory chiffon chair sashes used at events. On the left, was a set up we did in our showroom prior to an SRQtees Events wedding. We used two sashes per chair, crisscrossed them and tied them on either side of the chair. On the right, we used six chiffon sashes and weaved them in and out of a Chiavari chair for a dramatic look at a Choreographed Events wedding. Both of these weddings took place at the Ritz Carlton in Saraosta, FL.
Below are a few more examples of how to dress up your chair using only one chiffon sash per chair.
The last use of sashes that we’ll talk about is on high top tables. This comes in handy when you’re at an outdoor event and you don’t want your linen blowing away in the wind. We see the lovely sea breeze quite a bit on our white sandy Florida beaches! In additiona, this sash trick looks really pretty, so it works well inside all reception spaces adn venues. The most common way we see them being tied is in a “martini” style, where you tie the sash towards the middle to top portion of the high top to make it look like a martini glass. You can tie your sash in a bow, a knot, or wrap it around and tuck in the ends for a sleek, clean look. One look that can really dress up your high top tables, is adding a willow to your sash. If your linens are in the right color scheme, this will definitely add that always desired wow factor!