(Closed) Looking for any & all chair cover advice

posted 4 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Do I buy chair covers?
    yes : (13 votes)
    54 %
    no : (10 votes)
    42 %
    other (please help me by giving some advice/other options) : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @wabanzi:  Chair covers are GREAT!  I used to work in a banquet hall and the ONE bride that chose to forego them… ick the room looked so different!  And for the price you can’t go wrong.

     

    You are right about the set up however.  They are hard to store so that they don’t get wrinkled and once wrinkled they are a pain in the butt.

     

    Consider what your budget is like — do you have or need the wiggle room?  Will you have the set up time the week before?

     

    Are you going to do chair ties?  They definitely add to it, but are more cost and work, and by the end of the night they’re covered in suit coats or loosened and fallen to the base of the chair.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @wabanzi:  I bought my own table runners and was done enough after doing 15 of those!  So I understand that completely 🙂

     

    The bows sound like a great idea!

    Post # 6
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    864 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Why not the rent the brown folding chairs? The doorway is brown and it would pick up on the brown in the stone and look good with your ivory table covers. That way you wouldn’t have to do so much work to get the place to look nice.

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    Post # 9
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    45395 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    In the interest of full disclosure, I will state up front that I hate chair covers. I think you  end up with a sea of color that completely distracts the eye from the tables and centerpieces. I also think chair sashes do the same thing.

    I think brown chairs would be just fine -either the folding metal ones they provide , or rented wooden chairs.

    My first choice if you insist on some kind of cover would be to make little chair slipcovers for only the top of the chair. Something like this is easy to make. You don’t even need to be able to sew. You can literally fold a length of material  in half and glue the two sides together. Sometimes you can even find napkins, placemats etc in the right size and put two of those together. Folding etal chairs are usually 18″ wide-  a 20″ square napkin  is the perfect size for a simple slipcover.These are much easier to store as they can be done ahead of time and stored flat in a box.

     

     

    Post # 11
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I really dislike chair covers, but if that is your only option besides the brown metal chairs then it’s a must in my opinion not only for look, but also for a bit of padding to make them at least slightly more comfortable.

    Post # 12
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    45395 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @wabanzi:  slipcovers would work fine with those chairs. They don’t have to fit tightly. They just slip over the back of the chair.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Our venue also included those metal brown folding chairs and it was a must for my dh that we rent chair covers (I didn’t rent sashes though).  It made our wedding look so much more elegant and classy… and more like a wedding.  It added a certain something that without the covers, it would have just looked like a regular party, not a wedding (to us).  Also the table linens included by our caterer weren’t floor length so the chair covers kinda of covered up that fact a little and made the space look more upscale.  Glad I added the covers to the budget.  And it was $1 a piece to rent so not a lot of money.

     

     

     

     

     

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Id rent the chair covers! You said youve never been to a wedding with them so I thoguht id share how well they work… They defintitely dont get in the way or move around on the chair, you barely notice they are there. I think with those metal chairs thats really the best option because it will be compeltely covered and no one will think twice about the chairs… but it will still give the room the elegant look you want.  Id stick with just an ivory color and no sash to keep it simple and elegant.

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would rent the nicer brown chairs.  Chair covers in general are pretty awful IMO, but the ones made for those folding chairs are even worse.  

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