To Chiavari or not?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Are Chiavari chairs worth the money?
    Yes! was on the fence but spent the money and LOVED them! : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Yes! it was always a given that we'd get them and they rocked! : (5 votes)
    19 %
    Sort of. They did look cute but, it's a darn chair! I didn't notice them. Wouldn't have missed them : (3 votes)
    12 %
    No way. Too expensive. Spend the money on your honeymoon. : (15 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
    7929 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • 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
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @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!!

    Really 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
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I vote to save your money. Thats a lot of money, and they arent even comfortable!

    Post # 6
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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 # 8
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    2429 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    1981 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @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
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    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!

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