Post # 1
So, the room for the reception has very high ceilings with dark wood beams.
The chairs MUST stay in the room (so no swapping out). Chair cover choices are either ivory or white (standard chair covers don’t fit this room and they work with vendors who have custom made them.
If I cover the chairs, I think they look kind of awkward since they have such a high back. I would definitely do ivory chair covers (I think the white is too stark). Which means, I’d have ivory table linens (and perhaps an overlay to dress it up??)
If I don’t cover the chairs, they look really rustic and some of the chairs are not in the best shape. I would NOT do white linens with uncovered chairs and would likely bring in some sort of brown tone?? Although – I’m feeling like it’s TOO much brown (dark brown floors, dark brown ceilings).
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Post # 3
I kind of like the chairs, I think they are neat and have a bunch of character. What are your colors? Maybe you could use the linens in your colors instead.
If you have to cover them though because it won’t work with your theme/colors then I would go with ivory.
Post # 4
I actually really like the chairs without the covers and think it will look very elegant! If I were you, I might pretty them up with sashes adn skip the covers!
Post # 5
@serasvictoria – I actually don’t have colors (no BM’s) and was waiting for the decor to dictate the colors. Any thoughts as to what colors might go best in that room and with the chairs? I was leaning toward doing a centerpiece of whites and greens, if that helps. But, again, not particular to any one color (well, other than our original desire to do silver/black – but it won’t work with that room)
@moderndisy – initially we both liked the chairs – but then second guessed it and wanted to cover those up! I love the idea of pretty-ing them up, though!! I never even thought about that before!! Do you think a sash would need to be the same color as the table linen? or accent color?
Post # 6
i say pick a darkish linen color to match the dark chair color and it will look real antique/eclectic/classy. the white linens and the dark chairs bother me. so do the chair covers.
Post # 7
I like the idea of leaving the chairs. I don’t really understand why you would want to do a dark tablecloth though with the chairs? Why can’t you do a light white/ivory like in the pictures?
If you don’t mind the rustic/character of the chairs then go with them as is! If you want them covered in ivory go with that. I personally feel that the white chairs with white table linens is too much white for me so I would do an overlay in a bright color if you do this.
I think any color would look great there. As you see there are lots of choices reds/purples/blues, etc.
Also, you may want to think about doing a different color centerpiece because white flowers on a white table cloth won’t ‘pop” that much. Also, we wanted green centerpieces and there are limited flowers in green. Just an FYI.
Post # 8
If you do chair covers in ivory and go with an overlay there are some amazing ones with gold embrodiery that I so wish I could have used!
As for the chairs in the pictures above, I think the chair covers make them look more modern since the backs are square and taller.
Post # 9
I like the chair covers. If you are going for a rustic feel, then leave em uncovered, because the add character. Otherwise, cover em. I dont think it looks awkward covered, I like it. 🙂
Post # 10
@vintage2010 – a gold embroidery or champagne tone ‘something’ was starting to make a lot of sense to me. And, you are definitely right – they do look more modern covered – which definitely doesn’t match the room (or the adjacent mediterranean-esque courtyard).
@caszos – I was thinking the white table cloths and dark chairs just looked too stark. Instead of all blending in – they hurt my eyes 🙂
The thing with the chairs (uncovered) is the seat and the chair back are black on the ‘front’ side.
Post # 11
oracle – i agree with the light tablecloths looking stark.
Post # 12
I really like the look of the first pic. I’d leave the chairs and go with ivory print or textured linen.
Post # 13
I think the chairs look much better covered. You could do almost anything if you cover the chairs in ivory,match the tablecloths and bring in color with runners,overlays,napkins and centerpieces. If you leave them as is it will be pretty limiting,and you’re pretty much stuck using browns,tans,or something close in color to help blend with the brown of the chairs…plus black fronts? I’d seriously consider covering them to give you a blank slate with which to work.
Post # 14
hi oracle!!! i’m getting married at this venue too =) any idea where those chair covers in your pictures are from? thanks!!
Post # 15
I think either way they look nice, it just depends on what feel you are going for. We have been looking forever for chair covers at the right price & just ordered ours today. If you are wanting to order them we were able to get our for $1.95 each free delivery…See what I posted earlier…I was just so excited to finally find them at a great price
I just wanted to let everyone know about the huge sale going on at linentablecloths.com. I registered with them awhile ago but hadn’t ordered anything. This morning I received an email that satin self-tie universal chair covers are 30% off…actually I believe all universal chair covers are 30% off but we went with the satin ones. The sale goes through tomorrow. They ended up being $2.44 each which is cheap, however…it said they didn’t accept any other discounts but we entered the discount code twitter50082010 and it took off an additional 20% and shipping is free with a $50 order. So we ended up paying roughly $1.96 each for 140 black satin self-tie chair covers. Just wanted to pass it on, as you can’t even buy them used for that price or rent them at that price.
Post # 16
They both could probably fly, but I think the covers give it a clean more formal look.
I would do the covers if it was my wedding.
Good luck choosing.