Post # 1
The chairs at my reception venue are UGLY! The venue is used more as a convention/meeting center, so the chairs fit the venue for that purpose.
Do you have any suggestions as to how I could dress the chairs up? I don’t want to spend a lot of money on this. Our reception is pretty casual, so I also don’t want to make them look too fancy. We’re having a BBQ dinner and a summer wildflower/rustic theme.
I’ve been thinking about maybe renting some chairs since our guest list isn’t huge (about 100 people). I’ve also thought about just leaving them the way they are and not bothering with dressing them up.
The chairs (they’re a maroon/burgundy color IRL):
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley
Have you thought of chair covers? That’s what I’m doing.
Post # 4
@MichiganGirl24: I think the chairs are fine the way they are. I have never understood the concept of “dressing up” what people consider to be “ugly chairs”. If a chair is truly ugly, adding a bow only means you now have an ugly chair with a bow- not a pretty chair.
There are so many other areas of the wedding where you can spend your money.
You can search here or google and find hundreds of chair decor ideas.
Post # 5
@MichiganGirl24: I think theyre fine, but if you really want to do something i guess you could do burlap bows? Or something like that. Rustic, just enough to cover the majority of the seen part of the chair. Depends on what you want to do.
Post # 7
@MichiganGirl24: Do your table linens go to the floor or do they drop half way (15″)?
If they go to the floor, a simple bow or sash would look nice if you really wanted to dress them up. I favor the vertical tied sashes or tie them low across the metal part only.
If your table cloths drop 15″ (not to the floor) then a all over cover or just a back cover that goes to the floor like this (but in fabric more suited your rustic scheme):
You will need the time, money and people to do this however. It might be easier to add a hint of black accent to your tables to tie those chairs in to the rest of your scheme rather than try to cover/decorate them. Personally, I think those chairs are fine as is. My venue has ugly, beat up tan metal folding chairs, so I would love yours 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t know if it is too late to reply but my venue has similar chairs in maroon as well. They do not fit my outdoorsy wedding or the venue, a pine wood park lodge. We are considering using reuseable shopping bags with a custom monogram printed on them to cover the chair backs (the part that will be the most visable). They are fairly affordable (under a dollar a piece), can double as the favor, and are ecofriendly. We got the idea from a friends wedding who used purple bags, we are considering tan or burlap bags.