Post # 1
After going through the monetary aspect of it, I have pretty much decided NOT to have chair covers or sashes at the reception. That is just money I would rather spend elsewhere, and why does the chair need to look like anything but a chair?
My FMIL seems a little peeved by this decision, like it may look bad or cheap, so I am asking…would you care if your chair doesn’t have a cover and sash? Will our guests really scoff at it?
Post # 3
@TattedNYBride: Here is exactly how much attention I pay to a chair:
(Prepare for Nona99 Stream of Consciouness)
Yay! They’re all married and stuff, I think that’s super! I’m so happy for the couple…I hope no one noticed that I sneezed in the middle of their vows, but that woman behind me…geez…did she bath in Chanel No. 5 before coming here…bleh! OHMYGOD….that’s the bride’s Aunt Fanny..thank GOD I didn’t give her the stink eye…what the hell is she wearing…are those…is that…wow….I’m trying not to stare, but I’m totally staring….look at something else, ANYTHING else….!
Hey, the reception hall looks super nice! A cheese plate, ROCK ON! Where are we supposed to sit? I never know, I hope Mr. 99 knows….it looks like he might know….wait…..maybe he’s just thirsty.
NOPE, he totally knows, there’s one of those card thingies….nifty! Mr. & Mrs. 99….THAT never gets old….I hope we’re not by the windows, its going to be too bright over there…Yay! There’s the cake! Its all cake shaped and neat looking…I can’t tell what the cake topper is supposed to be though….I like the color…oh wait….it’s their initials, from over here it looked like an ampersand, but its not…that’s sexy!
Here we are! Our table….we totally get to sit with the Bumpuses! My favorite people! Here’s my chair…is there something on it…nope cool, oh good, it doesn’t squeak or anything….where’d Mr. 99 go? Oh perfect, he’s getting us drinks….I guess he was thirsy and knew where we were supposed to go at the same time…neat.
Post # 4
@TattedNYBride: Some may, but the kinds of people that would really give two shits about your lack of chair covers can play “Four Weddings” by themselves in their heads up on their pedestal.
Post # 5
@TattedNYBride: We didnt hav seat coves and no one seemed to notice
Post # 6
@TattedNYBride: As long as there ARE chairs, nothing else about them would capture my attention very much. 🙂
Post # 7
I really hate chair covers, personally. They usually look really crappy.
Post # 8
@TattedNYBride: not having covers/sashes either! much rather put the $ into something the guests will actually be looking at, like centerpieces
Post # 9
I would say most people won’t even notice either way. I notice these things now, but that’s only because I’m in the midst of planning my own wedding. Prior to getting married? I probably couldn’t tell you what kind of chairs ro chair decor the last 5 weddings I went to had.
Post # 10
I had this same debate but I hate the hotel chairs so it was something I had to do to make the picture I had in my mind complete. We went with chair sashes. Not because we care what the guests would think but because that’s what we preferred.
Post # 11
couldn’t care less – generally I’m not a fan of chair covers though
Sashes are okay sometimes but I won’t judge you for not having them (and I’m not having them)
Post # 12
I don’t like most chair covers anyway. They usually look like 1992.
Post # 13
Chair covers remind me of the 80s. And, before I started planning my own wedding – I never noticed a chair. Now that I’m planning my own wedding, i’ve gone onto facebook to look at pictures from all the weddings i’ve been to to see if they had covers or not. Thats how much I remembered from any wedding.
You’ll be fine w/o them. No one will even remember if yo uhad them or not. Take the money you’d spend on the covers and do something nice on your honeymoon!
Post # 14
I am not having them, personally I think they are ugly, over the top and expensive.
Post # 15
I wouldn’t care. If I noticed (since I’m in the throes of wedding planning I might) I would likely think “Hm… she chose to spend her money on something else. Good call.” No one remembers table runners or chair covers unless they cause a problem, anyway. Put the money toward something more interesting!
Post # 16
I could give two craps about a chair cover as long as I have a clean chair I’m good.