Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2017 - My church, Pleasant Hill
Why I waited to the last minute to really look into this I don’t know. Wow chair covers are really expensive. I thought I could rent some cheaper or buy some but so far I can’t find a place to buy from in the area and all rental places are $4 a chair.
My wedding reception won’t be long. Maybe 2 hours at the most. My sister thinks I should just find nice ribbons or tulle to tie around the chairs. My colors are blush pink, chocolate brown, and gold. Do you think it will look right if I do that? I was going to do white table cloths and have my decorations be blush pink, chocolate brown, and gold but since the chairs are so dark should I maybe do chocolate brown table cloths instead? I don’t want my reception to look cheap but I don’t want to spend $300 on chair covers I’ll never use again. Maybe I should look into renting actual chairs? Im expecting 50 – 70 ppl. Do you even notice chairs at weddings? How would you make this work?
This is where my reception area. Fellowship hall at my church:
So you can see some of my colors
Post # 2
Honest opinon, a chair is a chair. I personally dislike chair covers and have never felt any strong opinions on the seating options so long as I have one! Once you have table cloths/decorations on, and a room full of people you won’t even notice the chairs. I’d save the $300 for something far more fun or useful.
PS, I love the colours in that bouquet!
Post # 3
Every thread I’ve seen on here about chair covers, the majority vote has been that they’re not worthwhile. Put ribbons on them if you want, but really people aren’t going to focus on the chairs.
I think white tablecloths are fine in spite of the dark chairs, dark tablecloths could make it all a bit too dark.
Post # 4
Those chairs are not ugly. I wouldn’t waste my money. I barely remember what the chairs looked like at my own wedding let alone any I’ve attended as a guest. I’m more likely to remember the chair covers and wonder why people pay money for those things!!!
Post # 5
No one even looks at the chairs and I would rather put the money towards something else. Tablecloths are all that are really needed, and no one will even notice once everyone’s seated.
Post # 6
whimsicalwishes : I’d rent new chairs over covers. You can get the wooden white folding “wedding” chairs for like $2/chair usually
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2017 - Earth
Are you in Pleasant Hill, CA? Curious bc I live close to there and even the simple white (or other) folding chair options I’ve had quoted were $3-$4 each. Although I definitely prefer that suggestion over covers, not a fan at all. Honest opinion, save your money. The chairs you have are perfectly fine. If you’re on a budget I wouldn’t bother with covers, sashes, bows or anything else.
Post # 8
The chairs will be fine, ribbons in the pibk or gold would be nice. I’d definitely stick with the white tablecloths.
Post # 9
Can you request different chairs?
Post # 10
Don’t bother. Personally I always thought chair covers were kind of ugly. Plus they usually slip around and get dragged or stepped on. People only care that they have a comfortable place to sit.
Post # 11
whimsicalwishes : I had awful burnt orange fabric chairs at my wedding, and while they might be the reason I’ll never be featured on a wedding blog ;), no one complained. However, if you really hate the look of the chairs, I would look into renting white wood folding chairs. They are usually the cheapest “nice looking” option, and for 50-70 people it would be affordable. Honestly, if I had it to do over, I probably would have rented nice chairs, because I cared way more about aesthetics than my guests.
Post # 12
Just rent different chairs. It will be cheaper than covers and you will get the look that you want.
Post # 13
I would rent different chairs over chair covers. I’ve always though chair covers look ugly and dated, plus they are uncomfortable. Or just use the chairs you have and put the money somewhere else.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2017 - Earth
I missed the $4 per chair part in your post. I’m guessing you’re in my area so here’s the issue. Whether you buy chair covers you’ll never use again for $300 or rent different chairs it’ll still cost around the same amount, possibly more. Let’s say rental chairs are $3.50 each, thats the lowest price we were quoted although the company we decided on is $3.95, which would be $245 for 70 guests not including delivery, set up and taxes. Unless you have an option to pick up then set up the chairs yourselves I don’t think its worth it since it sounds like budget might be a slight concern. If it is then save your money, chairs are not worth the expense.
Post # 15
I’ve posted this before on someone else’s post, but I think it looks so nice! Wayyyy nicer than chair covers.