Chair Cover "dilemma", need serious opinions.

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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
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941 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

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 # 6
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
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582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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 # 11
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Lace Chair Sashes $500

Chair sashes _greenery

love the burnt orange chair sash!

White Chair Sash

Post # 13
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42490 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
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563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
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1689 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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.

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