- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
I need your advice again. I heart you ladies.. as my FI just doesn’t care much about linens and chairs…
I am struggling to visualize my day, I posted awhile back to get help picking linen colours here:http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-choosing-linens-and-chairs#axzz2nqaesAhz
Originally we were renting a “camel” colored linen and white chiavari chairs. After placing my centerpiece items on the camel, I noticed some items were clashing. Specifically, some of my gold mercury glass looked awful and the blush pink I was using for stationary looked terrible. Also, I’m having a long table and rounds and I couldn’t get the camel linen in floor length rectangular so we decided to just go with white for the linens to make it easier.
Our wedding theme also changed as our venue changed. We were doing a garden wedding but that venue couldn’t hold the proper # of ppl, AND they may need to cancel booked weddings because they might be doing renos (didn’t want to take that chance), so now its more of a backyard type wedding. Private park, outdoor pavilion.
So I finally made a decision. I was buying white linens, and renting the GOLD chiavari chairs. My centerpieces are light pink flowers in gold and white bowl-shaped vases, tall milk glass, and gold candle holders. On the white, everything would look crisp, and I wouldn’t worry about things clashing.
When I called the rental place to change my rentals, I found out the gold chiavaris are more money than the white! It would be an extra $155 for them. My FI already isn’t pumped about the cost of the chairs, so he’s really against this.
So, for a backyard-style wedding, if I go with the white tablecloths, do I splurge on the gold chiavari? Or stick with the white chiavari, or go with folding white resin chairs? I’m worried white chairs + white tablecloths might be too much. I also have white napkins (I already bought so I have to go with these).
For price comparisons:
White folding – $3.83
White Chiavari – $5.10
Gold Chiavari – $5.95
(The prices are odd as I am using a bridal show coupon).
Overall the difference in price from the white folding to gold chiavari is about $350.
I just love the chiavari, and it might formalize my venue some, but is it worth it? Or just do the white folding chairs?
Any Bees regret NOT going with the chiavari if you didn’t, or did any Bees find it a waste of money?