Modern or Traditional Chair Covers?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I definitely prefer the traditional chair covers to the semi-sheer (side view) stretchy, modern ones. I think the traditional covers are more elegant, and, since the chairs are the same size regardless of the type of cover you choose, I don’t really think that they take up any more space. (One of the reasons I think that may be your perception is that the photograph with the stretchy chair covers also features the same fabric covering the tables, and the tables are “open” underneath, vs. those covered with a traditional, fuller, floor-length table cloth.)

Post # 4
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1934 posts
Buzzing bee

What do the chairs look like without the covers?  I feel like chair covers are so outdated.  That being said if I had to pick I would go with the fitted chair covers. 

Post # 6
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

OH! I think they look fine without covers.  You can always add bows or something.

I’m in the same boat as @AshleyR83:  I don’t really like chair covers at all.

Maybe not the best person to ask haha

Post # 7
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1934 posts
Buzzing bee

What kind of centerpieces are you going to have?  Is it an option for you to rent chiavari chairs?

Post # 8
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@D1NHER:  You are way over-thinking this, sweetie. None of your 250 guests will notice what your chair covers look like, or that you even have them. Ditch the chair covers and put the money towards the honeymoon. Really, you won’t regret it. 

Post # 9
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@D1NHER:  Based on these photos, I prefer the traditional ones. I had the more modern ones at my wedding (but they were rouched all the way down, as opposed to being pulled taught).

I may be the lone wolf, but I think those chairs need covers.

Also, the chair covers will not take away from your dress (which is beautiful) Smile

Post # 12
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I like the traditional covers and I’m not a fan of chair covers to begin with, but those ones don’t look bad at all. 

Post # 13
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If the covers are included anyway I would pick the traditional ones.  The super tight stretchy ones are weird looking.  If you had to pay extra for them I would just skip it.

Post # 14
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2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I like the chairs without covers if they fit your color scheme. Otherwise I would go with traditional chair covers.

That’s what I am doing, our chairs for reception hall are red without covers and that does not go with my colors at all. Chivari chairs for us were quoted between $6-$8/chair. I’m already having to fork out $700 for ceremony chairs (no chairs are included). That’s at 3.25/chair – plus delv, set up, take down, and taxes! for 120 chairs – So I am not paying anymore for chairs.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@D1NHER:  Oh well if they’re included then the traditional ones for sure. 

You’re getting married on my 30th birthday yay!

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