Post # 1
do you have to rent seperate chairs for the ceremony and the dinner? can’t someone move the chairs after the ceremony is complete to the dinner area?
i’ve been looking at pictures and it seems like some people have different chairs for both?
(im talking about venues where you rent everything yourself)
Post # 3
We used the same ones. Our groomsmen & ushers moved the chairs while my husband and I started taking pictures. I guess it would depend on your set up (how close the ceremony & reception are) and how formal your event is.
Post # 4
It is not uncommon to have the venue staff, groomsmen or volunteers move the chairs.
It is easier for the guests if you are planning to have a cocktail hour and a separate space to host it- somewhere for the guests to linger while they wait for the chairs to be moved to the reception area.
Post # 5
We are having separate chairs because we are sending our guests directly from the ceremony into the reception and there isn’t an elegant way to get the chairs moved out quickly and into the reception room. I want the room to be fully set when guests step in, and there isn’t a lobby area big enough to have a cocktail hour while they move the chairs.
We’re using the chairs the venue provides with polyester chair covers and sashes in the ceremony, and Chiavari chairs in the reception. We’re getting all that and more from our DJ/lighting company, so they were able to make us a really good deal on the doubling-up of chair items.
It is important to me to have a really visually stunning room, and that’s where I chose to splurge. I’ve cut back in other areas though – my dress was only $300, I’m doing my own silk flowers and centerpieces, wedding rings were very reasonable cost, etc. Overall ambiance is just a big deal to me and the chairs and not having final set-up going on is a part of that for me.