Post # 1
I personally don’t mind them that much, but when I showed this picture to my Future Sister-In-Law she thought they were really bad which is making me second guess myself. Given, she is an assistant for a wedding planner so she is hyper aware of wedding details. This one was out of the pile because it’s missing an arm. The others are in pretty good shape, but this one was just easiest to get to. They are free. I’ve thought of putting together sashes or covers, but it seems like an awful lot of money and effort….
I’m going for a rustic victorian theme. My colors are champagne, blush pink and ivory…with maybe hints of mint green. Here is my pinterest inspiration board: http://pinterest.com/natoleejoy/rustic-victorian-wedding/
Oh and here is a picture of the room so you can get the feel of it:
Post # 3
They will be fine. The color looks to be neutral and the style is standard. I prefer that chair to a ‘sea of white’ look that you get with chair covers. Once your guests are seated, no one notices the chairs.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
They actually look a lot more comfortable than the standard rented chairs! It might be nice to put a decoration or something on the inside isle chairs to look pretty in the pictures, but other than that, they’re definitely not worth spending extra money to replace.
Post # 5
Good advice as always from julies1949. You have plenty of better ways to use that money than on chair covers.
Post # 6
@MrsM2013: I agree, they are ugly and I am sure anyone would prefer different ones. BUT honestly, they are neutral so that good! Renting chairs is silly when you have some for free. I dont know about covers, they can be expensive and where the chairs have arms it might be hard to find covers. Sashes with no covers I would deffinately say no to.
I would keep the chairs, once the room is decorated and everything no one will notice them at all! It could be worse, they could be orange!
Post # 7
Normally I think most banquet chairs are fine but those don’t look like banquet chairs to me. Actually, I have 2 chairs that look almost identical to that in my office. If it were me, I’d have to find an alternative but I care about those kinds of details. If it’s not important to you, then don’t worry about it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves
They’re not ugly, and look comfortable, and as Jules said: once your guests are seated they won’t notice, however I think the arm resters would be a bit uncomfortable, I’m just not used to it.
Post # 9
i dont mind the colour, but it’s the arms on them that are throwing me… if they didn’t have arms they would be fine… but with the arms they look like office chairs…
Post # 10
If you have spent money on the venue and tablecloths and centerpieces and chargers and catering and etc, adding chair covers or renting nice chairs will really make the entire room come together! People will get the wow factor of the room when they walk in. If there is room in the budget, I would say get rid of those office chairs! You have spent so much effort on everything else don’t let the chairs ruin the overall picture.
Post # 11
They would not work for me. I’d put money on a bunch of them being stained or dirty, since they are a light color.
It’s TOTALLY FINE to keep them, but I do think they’re ugly, I do think they detract from the overall look, and I’d be willing to bet that they’re not going to be in great condition when you show up.
I will say, I am a details person though. So if you aren’t, then forget about it and don’t worry. I think a sash could look nice on these. But if you don’t want to – don’t.
Post # 12
I think chair sashes/covers would look really weird on these chairs and call more attention to the awkwardness. Why venues insist on putting corporate-style chairs in ornate ballrooms, i’ll never understand. These would bother me enough that i’d rent new chairs.
Post # 13
I think they are ugly but I agree the money can be better spent elsewhere.
Post # 14
I’m another chair cover hater and think those chairs are just fine! I think chairs (especially neutral colored) are a very small detail and when you look at the room overall you’ll barely notice them, let alone decide they’re too ugly. Save your money! I’m coming to realize that over-analyzing all these little details (which is exactly what I do) is what makes weddings so expensive and stressful!
Post # 15
For me, they are office chairs and rental chairs for events. They’re ugly. But they will do just fine, If you want to cover them think of a neutral color like the grey, instead of pure white so they don’t stand out so much in the room.
Post # 16
Usually I am in the camp that the chairs don’t really matter much, because people only see them for a few minutes as they walk into the room. BUT these… those are office chairs, and and I think they’re too distinct in their office-chair design to just blend in. People will see them and identify them and the office chair concept will be in their head. I think this is probably the first time I’ve ever thought it would be better to actually rent nicer chairs, because it’s silly to spend all that money on nice food and drink, and have the first think that pops into people’s minds be the office chairs.
You might be able to cover them, but you also may end up with an army of chair-shaped ghosts.