Post # 1
OK- so here’s the deal.
We want chair covers. We are having approx 100 people for the wedding.
I don’t want to go into all of the details because they aren’t important- here’s the important part.
We are NOT having a sit down dinner, and we are NOT using 100 chairs for seating during the reception. It’s a cocktail style (heavy food)- but also high top tables. No, I am not worried about running out of seating- we’ve successfully pulled the same thing off at my sister’s wedding.
BUT- I want chair covers for the RECEPTION- don’t neccesarily need/want them for the ceremony. There is a HUGE price difference is having chairs with covers for all 100 people for the 15 minute ceremony and just having 65 of them for the reception.
To make things easier on everyone- is it strange to have the end chair of every row for the ceremony covered and sashed, but not the rest? I don’t want to get into the nitty gritty- but I am trying to come up with a way to have almost all of the 60 reception chairs covered and sashed without having to pay for the other 40 to be done just for the short cereomy.
Ideas + suggestions, please?
I know this is different- but here is one of those time where cost is super importnant, but so is having the linens at the reception.
Post # 3
@MrsEME: I am actually not a fan of chair covers myself, so if it were me, I’d just say why bother with the extra expense. BUT since you do want them, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having the end chair in each row covered and not the rest. It’s different, and I’ve never seen it before, but I think it could work. Plus it’ll be a nice distinction for the aisle in a similar way to people who line the aisle with flowers and things. I say go for it.
Post # 4
I’m confused. Are you moving 65 of the 100 ceremony chairs over to the reception and trying to figure out how to cover only those you are moving? Would alternating covered/non-covered at the ceremony be too difficult to coordinate moving those?
Post # 5
@Jen041815: You are correct- we are moving (aka keeping) 65 of the 100 ceremony chairs for the reception. I told me mom either alternation or radom placement (totally fits my personality!) would be fine. She’s fighting me on this-
@jaykwellan: generally speaking, I am not a huge fan of chair covers- BUT- we are getting married in a beautiful mansion. While the rooms and the mansion are great, I am not in love with thier chairs, and I feel covering them and putting sashes on the back will a) make it more “us” and b) coordicate better with the special table clothes we have chosen for our high tops. The high tops are getting a different color, textured cloth that I love-
Let me see if I can’t post a pic of the chairs in the venue…..
Post # 6
@MrsEME: Do you have to cover the chair completely? Is it hideous? Or could it be beautified with a sash or garland of greenery? Chairs & covers can be so pricey!
Post # 7
If you have 100 ceremony chairs and 60 of which will be covered I think it might work to do the first 2/3 lining the asile on each side as covered. In the pictures, you might not even be able to notice the difference unless you’re really looking
Post # 8
I have a suggestion…
Since you don’t like the chairs at the venue, why not use their chairs for the quick 15 minute cereony, and then rent chivari chairs for the 65 you need for the reception? Then you could avoid the weirdness of some chairs being covered. (Chivari chair pic attached)
I think, although I can appreciate the quirkiness of it, having random chairs covered wouldn’t look great in pictures.
If you really want chair covers, how about just covering the chairs for the family rows?
Post # 9
Here is the room- but these are NOT the chairs
Post # 12
@HisQueen2Be: you have a couple great ideas- I wouldn’t mind renting the chairs, but I have yet to find one that I like to go the room and here’s the biggest issue- part of thise has to do with cost. You have no choice but to pay for delivery/labor when renting chairs- and that’s what costs the most. Another hitch? Our venue lets us in at noon the day of. No vendors are allowed in before then- unless we want to pay $200/hour to let them in early. Another hitch?!? All the rental companies have (overpriced) but semi-reasonable delivery /labor charges for weekdays. If they can’t get in on Friday, we pay an extra $125 to the rental place!! We get screwed either way!! 🙁
That’s why I am trying to see anout chair covers- we can rent those from our venue, and then we just have to deal with the sashes and 6 high tops on our own…..
Post # 13
@MrsEME: I have seen many weddings where only the end chairs had sashes or other decor, but never one where only the end chairs had covers. Honestly, I think it would look strange.
If the budget is driving the decision making, have the chair covers you want at the reception and don’t have any for the ceremony. You can still have sashes or other decor on the end chairs at the ceremony.
ETA having seen your chairs, I think they are perfect for your venue. I would leave them as is.
Post # 14
@MrsEME: The chairs are really nice!!! Do they not coordinate with your colors? Look at the sashes I posted 🙂 I think the chairs would look beautiful with just a sash or a bow!
Post # 15
I don’t mind the chairs to be perfectly honest.
I think some chair sashes on the ends of the rows during the ceremony will look pretty and cohesive. Full chair covers might look a little odd.
Honestly, do what you want to do. You won’t even notice the chairs at your ceremony as they’ll be filled with your friends and family, looking dressed up and happy.
Post # 16
@Dareebs: Did you see the pick I posted of the chairs? I don’t really like them :
At first they didn’t bother me so much- but now the more I see them, the more I cringe. We have a planning appointment later today- so I am going to get another look at the chairs, maybe take a picture. See what my thoughts are then.
The High top cloths I have fallen in love with are a dark gray- textured. They match perfectly with other elements of our wedding. The the sashes I have picked out right now are the same color- which completely doesn’t go with the chair as is…….