Brides On Wheels: Three Ways To Make Your Wheelchair Wedding Ready

Posted on: 28 July 2016

The thought of going down the aisle can bring mixed emotions for brides in wheelchairs. You've probably been dreaming about your wedding for years, or at least since you became engaged. You want your guests to see your happiness, not focus on your wheelchair. Here are four approaches brides in wheelchairs can take to manage their wheelchairs on that special day. 

Dress It Up

As a bride in a wheelchair, you are already unique. Why not embrace that by making your wheelchair an extension of your whole wedding look? 

Start with a chair covering in satin, lace or another fabric that compliments your gown. Then talk with your florist about creating a gorgeous cascade of flowers that can flow down the back. Use the same flowers in your bridesmaids' bouquets to organize the whole look. 

If you'd rather not use flowers, consider a beautiful satin bow or sash across the back. It will be more subtle than the flowers but still draw attention to you and away from the chair itself. 

Minimize or Downsize

A different approach to handling your wheelchair is to diminish it as much as possible. If you typically use a large, black wheelchair, look into available rentals. Choosing a different chair for your trip down the aisle can make a big difference. 

  • Rent a white wheelchair that will blend in with your gown. 
  • Rent the smallest wheelchair you can use. This works especially well if you have a large ballgown that can drape over and around the chair. A long veil will hide the back. 

Turn on the Lights

Your wedding is a celebration, and you deserve to enjoy yourself. You can turn your wheelchair into a party machine with some LED lights or other accessories. This is a great option for a casual wedding or for your reception. 

  • Line your chair with a string of white LED lights. 
  • Get rolling with awesome spoke lights. These can actually flash designs as you move. 
  • If you really want to make a statement, have a florist create a canopy of lights on a wire structure that will go up and over your chair. You'll be lighting up like the star you are. 

You can be a beautiful bride and make a unique style statement while using your wheelchair. Whether you choose to decorate your chair, minimize it or focus on giving it a look all its own, you can feel great about being a bride on wheels.