Post # 1
so i woke up in the middle of the night because i had a nitemare about these horrible wedding reception chairs!! i was walking into my reception area for the first time and i saw those horrible chairs and i just ran out crying!!
ok ok a little dramatic i know… but it was a dream after all!!
i’m getting married in greece and will not be seeing anything beforehand.. i mean a few pics over the net but’s about it.
the guy from the hotel where the reception will be, keeps telling me those are the only chairs they have!! and i’m freaking out!! they are not my style and will look bad outside!! FI thinks i’ve gone and lost it completely…lol!! (poor guy) but i don’t want chairs that i hate! i can’t stop thinking about it!!
am i alone in this??
Post # 3
I was obsessive about the chairs. We had a lot of options and I wanted it to be perfect.
I know you said they only have one type but do you have any other options?
Post # 4
ask him it they have a venue that they rent chair covers from
Post # 5
Nope, honestly, chairs were one of the top things I was concerned about. I wanted white wooden chairs & wasn’t willing to budge.
I was surprised to learn that many venues had plasitc white garden chairs, or even chairs that looked like they were from a classroom!
I feel that an item, such as chairs, really sets a tone & can really make a space look different (either bad or good.)
Post # 6
As a guest, no one cares as long as they are comfortable.
But many brides do care. That is why there is such a big business for chair covers and chair rentals.
For me, it was not worth the cost.
Post # 7
@smith2be: well i’m trying but there is language barrier thing… i want to see if i can rent them somehere like specialklove suggested but i’m just not sure if i’ll be able to find a place…it’s a small island so i’m not sure if there even is such a place…i mean i’m at the only 5 star hotel on the whole island…. i frea i might be stuck with those ugly things!!
is it tacky to try and decorate them..like somekind of sash or flowers or something?? any ideas
Post # 8
No, you are not alone! My reception venue offers chairs with covers and sashes in the package that I got, but I decided that I didn’t really like them. I wanted nicer looking chairs (they’re called “chiavari” chairs) & for that I have to pay $5 extra per chair. Might sound crazy to some people but it’s what I want and what I think will make the reception look nicer. So again, you’re not alone! If you can, see if you can change them for ones you think look nicer 🙂
Post # 9
Nope you’re not crazy. Nice chairs were high on my list of priorities when looking for a venue. I wanted chiavari or nicer. The fact that our venue comes with unlimited amount of gold chiavari chairs was a huge selling point for me.
Post # 10
although my chairs will have covers…they will also have a sash with a flower in the back of each. I’ve seen tulle tied on chairs that made them look really nice too.
Post # 11
you’re not crazy. my brother’s wedding was last weekend. his wife wasn’t crazy about the banquet chairs at the hotel. i didn’t think they were bad looking. she ended up renting chiviari chairs because they were just a few more dollars more than chair covers & sashes. I didn’t think it really mattered because once everyone was seated and once the guys started draping their jackets on hte chairs, no one even noticed. i prob would have just went with the hotel chairs because i don’t like sashes. i really like chiviari chairs but they really are not comfortable to sit in.
how do your chairs look? are they really that bad?
Post # 12
thanks bees!1 good to know i’m not crazy 😉
Post # 13
You obsessing about a detail that your guest will not recall as long as they are comfortable. Your getting married in Greece. Greece. Your guest will remember being the location instead of the type of chairs they sat on.
Post # 14
do you have a picture of the chairs you’re talking about? Decorating over them might just bring extra attention to them instead of making them better.