Post # 1
This is my first post so please be easy on me. Im so sad because I dont think I can afford the Chiavari chairs. The chairs in my venue look like my kitchen chairs. Does anyone know any vendors in the philadelphia area? Or do you think they look terribly horrible. My venue recently remolded so the chairs below are the old chairs. I will post the new ones tomorrow. Please help!
Post # 3
@landb: i honestly don’t think those chairs look so bad! Just turn up the volume on some of the other decor and no one will remember the chairs. Honestly, a few months ago I was planning a shower for a wedding where I was the Maid/Matron of Honor and we ordered chairs because the ones there were ugly metal, and I ordered white folding chairs and when they came they were filthy!!!!!! i was absolutely devestated, but at the end of the day everyone was so impressed with the decor and the food and the bride that no one noticed the chairs!!
don’t sweat the small stuff! 🙂
Post # 4
Usually I am actually an advocate for chair covers and such because it can do wonders for the look of a room, but Chiavari chairs are super expensive and I remember I wanted them so bad but couldn’t afford them, either. To be honest, that picture above looks great with those chairs. Those chairs are not bad at all and I think work well with the room. I’m not sure what you mean by remolded the chairs though so I’ll look out for your picture.
We had an option between a regular chair cover and a fitted chair cover. I liked the fitted chair covers a lot better but those were also more expensive. I went with the regular chair cover because it was a priority for me over some other things to have nice chairs – we couldn’t have “statement” centerpieces so I knew I wanted chair covers to lift the ambiance of the room. I don’t necessarily think Chiavari chairs are the end all be all of nice chairs for a wedding though, so if you can swing cheaper chair covers (if it’s a priority for you as it was for me) that still look beautiful.
Post # 5
First off IF those chairs were in anyone’s kitchen, I’d say they had highend Kitchen Chairs (Louis Banquet Chairs… have a lot more in common with most people’s Dining Room decor than what is tyically basic & stark Kitchen IMO)
Honestly, I think those Banquet Chairs look fine… and in my experience, they should also be pretty good when it comes to comfort.
As the others have said, you can probably modify your decorations etc so that the chairs blend in and are not that noticeable… overall a TON cheaper than dishing out for the Chivari Chairs.
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As for “remolded”… I’m guessing this was a typo and you mean REMODELED… which I suppose would mean that they are being reupholstered (anxious to see what the new coverings look like, so we can perhaps give you some more feedback on how to work them into your colour theme)
Post # 6
Those chairs are quite nice looking!
I am a fan of chair covers though, so my vote would be for those.
Post # 7
Honestly, since you’ve told us that the chairs in the picture, above, are the venue’s old chairs, it’s a bit difficult for us to advise you when you haven’t yet posted the chairs that the venue has now.
However, if it helps, if the new chairs are as least as attractive as those that are in the picture, I think you’ll be fine without renting the Chaivari chairs.
Post # 8
I think those chairs look nice! And really, no one’s going to be paying attention to the chairs, anyway. But like some of the other PPs, if they bother you that much, I would get some chair covers.
But really, I would put my money towards something else. However, that advice is coming from a cheapskate.
Post # 9
No one but the bride or someone planning a wedding will notice the chairs. Save the money and spend it on something they will notice like better food or drinks.
Post # 10
Those are great chairs, you have no need for Chiavari 🙂
Post # 11
That’s exactly what i was coming to say. I have never ever remembered the chair that a wedding had. I personally think there are WAY more important things to deal with.
Post # 12
@Sugarbee711: Thank you so much!!! I was so depressed and being 70 days away Im getting more worried. You made me feel so much better. Thank you!!!
Post # 13
Sorry for the typo!! Yes its remodeled 🙂 I love my fellow bees!! thank you so much! I will post the new chairs tomorrow. I have to use snag on my work computer. I can pull them off the site.
Post # 14
I’ve seen FAR worse banquet hall chairs. If my place ends up having chairs anything like that, I’m going to put the money I would have spent on chiavari or covers on uplighting instead.
Post # 15
@Brielle: I will post the new chairs tomorrow. However the event manager told us the old chairs are also available to us, should we chose to use them.
Post # 16
Everybody’s right, the chairs are nice, especially if you can incorporate the colors into your wedding.
Our venue has bright blue, felt-looking chairs that sort of, kind of, make me want to throw up when I see them – haha – so, we ended up with ivory chair covers, which IMO are way overpriced but totally necessary in our case.