Post # 1
So, I found a facebook special for a local wedding coordinating company for $2.75/chaivari chair! I was SO EXCITED!!!!!!! I met with them today and was told the special is only for brides who will also have their flowers done with the company. : ( The coordinator then told me it would be $5.50 a chair. I told her this was out of my budget and she said she was willing to do them for $3.25/chair because my event is so close and they had not been booked yet (October 16). I was also planning on buying chair sashes on wedding bee which usually go for around .60 with the hopes of selling them afterwards. My question is this… is it really worth getting the chivari chairs? Would it be smart of me to get chair covers and chair sashes and sell them after the wedding? Should I get the Chaivari chair but not the sash? Are these chairs I’ve been dreaming of even noticed or comfortable? lol I need some expertise here ladies!!!! : )
Post # 3
I am not a big fan of chair covers though so maybe this is too subjective. I like the chivari chairs best. They are very classy and that is a great price for them!
Post # 4
It is totally up to you and the look you are going for.
Our venue provides Chaivari chairs in their fee. I was going to get sashes for them, but decided that we didn’t need the extra cost because Chaivari chairs are beautiful on their own. Sashes and chair covers look great for pictures but, in my opinion, aren’t worth the extra cost. I would rather spend that money elsewhere.
Post # 5
I am not a big fan of chair covers, so I voted for chivari chairs. I think they just look elegant and classic!
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Like @afuturemrsl, I am not a fan of chair covers at all, so I’m not very objective here. I’d say to go with the Chiavari chairs with no sash – I think sashes are unnecessary.
But does your venue come with chairs and you’re just trying to upgrade? Unless they are BUTT-ASS UGLY, I’d suggest saving your money and just using them as-is. Nobody notices chairs except for the bride.
(Again, I’m not objective. I have very strong feelings about chairs in general).
Post # 7
I love chiavari chairs. if you go for them, I would not do a sash–they don’t need it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
BTW, that is a great price. The rental company I’m using charges $7 apiece for Chiavari chairs. I’m just using their regular white folding chairs, though.
Post # 9
I’m totally going against the grain here, but I say chair covers.
I, like everyone else, totally prefer the look of the chivaris over the chair covers, however, have you ever sat in a chivari chair? I have and I find them very uncomfortable (maybe I’m just like the Princess and the Pea and really picky about chair comfort?!). There are few things I hate more than being uncomfortable when I have to sit for a long period of time (especially because at weddings you’re usually sitting for a minimum of two hours during dinner).
The price on the chivari chairs is great though!
Just thought I’d bring another opinion to the table.
Post # 10
Thank you so much everyone for your help! I emailed the woman I had been working with and asked her if she would be willing to give me the original $2.75/chair if I were to also rent 12 candelabras and she said YES!!! YAY!!! The candelabras cost $25 each to rent but they are BEAUTIFUL!!! I think it worked out for everyone… she got the extra money and we get candelabras too!!
Moral of the story: It never hurts to ask! : )
Post # 11
Woo Hoo! That’s great! It seems people are more willing to negotiate with the economy the way it is now
Post # 12
There’s a company that is very good. I’m using them for my wedding next year. They deliver to PA, NJ or NY.
They are running a special on Chiavari chairs for $5. You can call them directly.
Post # 13
@Christy213: Hey Christy! I live in Peoria area and was wondering if you could tell me which company you are thinking about renting the chiavari chairs from? The cheapest I have found is American Rental for $6.00. I think you should do chiavari chairs without a sache! Good luck on your upcoming wedding! 🙂
Post # 14
I love the chiavari chairs. I don’t like the chair covers. Plus, when men in particular have got their jackets on the back of a chair what’s the point in having covers?