Post # 1
Met with our decorators yesterday and saw a mock tablescape ready, with Chiavari chairs. I’m getting the for around 3 dlls each, and I’m wondering if the $600 is worth it (couple of hundred here and there add up). I’m curious if anybody skipped them and regretted it. Or if you sprung for them and didn’t notice, etc.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think it depends on the other option. Our other option was garden chairs and that worked great for our formal beachside wedding, but if the other otpion had been banquet chairs, especially with covers, I would’ve upgraded.
Post # 4
@havfrue: I just posted about this last week. Most of the voters opted for no chiavari chairs for me.
And holy *&%^!! paying $3 is cheap!!
We went into our rental place on the weekend to try and talk them down in price on the gold chiavari. We did, so we ended up getting the gold chiavari for the same price as the white chiavari. For us, the chiavari are $1.28 more than the folding chairs, so not a huge difference. It works out to about $150 more overall. I wanted the chiavaris from the moment I was engaged, actually before that, so for us, we went for it. Now, if it was a $600 difference, I know we wouldn’t have got them and we would have just done the white folding chairs.
If its something you can live without, and don’t think you’ll regret, save the $$ and put it into booze, food, etc.
Does your venue come with chairs?? For us, we are renting everything, so either way we had to rent, so with a difference of a little more than a dollar, I got what i wanted. But if the venue already had chairs, I think we would have just stuck with those!
BUT, it really depends on your scheme, venue and decor. I think the oak folding chairs look better for rustic weddings, and the white folding are good for casual weddings.
What is the theme/style of your wedding?
Post # 5
I vote to save your money. Thats a lot of money, and they arent even comfortable!
Post # 6
What are your other options? [pictures if you have them!]
I would only consider renting to covering chairs when the chairs are super awful [like metal folding chairs.. which is what my reception space offers]
Post # 7
Thanks for the input!
So, the option that comes with venue are white folding garden chairs. It would be ok, except the theme is formal (gold/blush/cream pallete) / black tie and they sort of jump out at you.
It definitely ties in the look together, but I want to make sure people actually notice the overall effect (I know few are obsessing over chairs) when used.
Post # 8
If you are going black tie, then yes I would get the chairs. Black tie to me means over the top, not cutting any corners.. expensive/lavish.
If it was anything but black tie, I would say stick with the white garden.
Post # 9
We didn’t do them, I actually found them uncomfortable. We used the black garden folding chairs the venue had and our wedding was semi-formal, they didn’t look out of place.
Post # 10
@havfrue: $3!! That’s such a good deal!! My friend paid $10/chair and didn’t regret it a second. I would totally get them for $3!
Post # 11
I got the Chiavari chairs because the basic option was folding chairs. What would be the alternative? If its folding chairs then I say take the upgrade!