Post # 1
Ok my venue has black banquet chairs for free and I’m just curious do you think it should have chair cover? I’m more interested if anyone has ever done just the chair and sash and made it look good? I’m doing bows of burlap and lace and just wondered if anyone had a attempted no chair cover and a sash.
Post # 2
Janes102690: Keep in mind that burlap can be very scratchy so you may want to limit it to the back of the chair, not tie it around like a sash.
Post # 3
I find chair covers awkward to sit on. Yep, they look cute in pictures, but they are never fun to sit on. Bows at most.
Post # 4
Ok. Will keep in mind. Didn’t even think about it honestly 🙂 thanks ladies
Post # 5
I hate chair covers so much. They just look so 80s and always end up sticking to my legs. I’ve also never remembered a chair I’ve ever sat on at a wedding.
Post # 6
I’ve been struggling with this problem as well (well….as much as you can struggle over a problem about CHAIRS, haha). The chairs at my venue are alright, not horrible but not fancy Chiavari chairs either. They’re those ones with metal legs and cheap wooden seats and back.
My venue is beautiful and doesn’t need much in the way of decor (log cabin-ish, all wood, exposed beams, stone fireplace and mantle) but I’m worried it will look TOO plain with those chairs. But I HATE those chair covers, and I feel like if I use them, the place will just be a sea of white fabric, which takes away from the “natural” beauty look I’m going for.
So I’ll definintely be watching this thread, because right now I’m considering just tying a ribbon to the chairs, but that might be worse….like trying to make the ugly chair look nicer will just make it uglier.
UGH! Never in my life did I think this much about chairs of all things.
Post # 7
Well my main concern is really not the reception I think in the reception it will look fine I’m not worried about that. My worry is that if I use these chairs outside at my lakeside ceremony that the pictures will not look very good with plain black pictures. I can rent chairs that are white wood for 2 dollars a piece but it will only be for pictures and for about 30 mins max. I can purchase a lot of 45 chair covers in ivory for 45 dollars but I’m expecting 75 guest so I’m not sure it’s even worth trying to match and buy the rest. I think we as bees need to throw in money together and get a set of linens for the whole table set up and ship to bees free to use! Haha
Post # 8
what about just having a burlap or tulle bow without a cover?
Post # 9
That’s kinda my main question. Would it look right without a cover just on the chair. Or will it seem like I’m making something pretty and it’s not working lol