(Closed) Fiance and I fight over chair covers

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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5968 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

It’s cool…tell him when people ask why the room looks like shit, he can tell them how he put on his daddy-pants and laid down the law over…chair covers, they’ll be SUPER impressed!

Post # 4
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Bride2be21:  

I understand why you are upset, especially because you’ve done all the planning by yourself, and it seems like he’s stepping in on this one thing, just to “ruin” your overall vision.  Having said that, if this is the one thing he feels strongly about, maybe you should let him have his way.  How bad are the chairs?  Can you do the sash but not the chair cover?

I’m also anti-chair cover (unless the chairs are really terrible), so I sort of get where he’s coming from.   But I see your point of view, too.

Post # 6
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2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Could you maybe rent some white wooden garden chairs? Both my husband and I are incredibly anti-chair cover so I’m kinda on your FI’s side. :p Our venue’s chairs weren’t the prettiest, so we rented garden chairs – which actually ended up being cheaper than chair covers and sashes. Something like this:

Post # 7
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11753 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Everyone has the “thing” they must have (or not have) I guess his is chair covers?!  I personally don’t like them either – maybe you guys could come up with a compromise though?  You could get chivari chairs and put a panel or bow on the back of them? I’m not sure what your budget is, but chivari chairs can be rented for pretty cheap – not much more than chair covers.

Post # 8
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399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Nona99:  You made me laugh but so true!

I know the wedding is not just yours its the both. But while I planned my DH said no to a lot of things and i knew it would fall perfect so I did it anyways and he didnt know until wedding day and it was like wow it looks good. But thats on you. I would go for it if it doesnt match.

Post # 9
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2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Has he seen pics of what spaces look like with and without chair covers? My FI and me had this very same fight, we compromised that if it’s in the budget we will do chair covers, but if not we won’t. 

Also have you seen the trend of just using organza or tulle sashes on the chairs and skipping the covers themselves. It’s much more elegant.

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