Post # 1
Hey Bees! So it looks like I’m adding to dreaded chair covers conversation. Our venue provides sort of burgandy chairs. They’re not hideous, but since our colours are blue/silver/white I was considering getting covers and sashes to ‘hide’ them a little. Easily rented through the venue, but I’m honestly not sure I care anymore. These are the chairs as is:
These are an example of them covered. We would just use blue instead of gold:
We’re planning on a range of blue tableclothes, so something like royal blue, light blue etc. I’m honestly not sure I care enough to arrange for covers, but maybe I should. These are the same chairs we’d be using outside for the ceremony too. What do you all think?
Post # 3
It works either way. I say if you want it to be more matchy matchy then cover them but make sure your read what the rental contract says. The covers being white I would worry about spillage food etc. I really wouldn’t bother since guests don’t really notice, unless that is important to you in some way.
Post # 4
@Alyson_117: I think they look better the way they are. The white chair covers completely dominate the color palette.
Post # 5
I would really cover, I just don’t see why you would leave them burgundy with the exposed metal frame? They look very conference centery.
Post # 6
@Alyson_117: I think the chairs are fine the way they are.
Post # 7
@Alyson_117: First of all, I totally understand not caring enough to deal with it. Ah, wedding planning… I think if you truly don’t care about the chairs, then go with them as-is. However, if you do kinda like them better with chair covers and you can afford to spend the extra money to rent covers, then you should rent them. Personally, I think the chair covers give a more formal, special feel, but that’s me and we’re not talking about me. 🙂
I guess what I’m ultimately saying is, if you do prefer the chair covers, don’t let the stress of wedding planning get the best of you, especially if arranging chair covers could be as simple as emailing your contact at the venue and saying, “Hey, I’d like to have white chair covers with blue sashes.” I know I’ve gotten overwhelmed about a couple of things and wanted to throw my hands up and say, “I just don’t care!” but when I step back and really think about it, I do care. So, the most important thing is knowing for sure whether you do care or not about the appearance of the chairs.
Post # 8
I personally wouldn’t cover chairs….I think it is an unnecessary expense and to be honest, I don’t think anyone really looks at the chairs.
However, if this is the little thing that will make your day go from being excellent to perfect, and you have the money to spare….the go for it! At the end of the day, it’s your choice.
Post # 9
I’m not a fan of chair covers and I think the chairs look fine in the original picture, but worry about your color scheme. This is tough! If you do chair covers I would definitely go with a dark color and stay away from the white.
Post # 10
The chairs at our venue look almost identical to yours and I chose to have them covered. Technically mine matched our color scheme but I just hated how boring/informal they looked. However, I chose to use black chair covers because I’m not a fan of the white ones.
Post # 11
no one notices the chairs – don’t waste your money.
Post # 12
I went through the exact same thing! I initially wanted the covers, but I couldn’t find a rental for less than $2.50 a chair and with over 200 chairs, that just seemed silly. I untilmately decided that it just wasn’t worth shifting around my budget and having to make cuts in one area to save enough for the covers. I also looked at tons and tons of reception pictures and the only time I really still wanted the covers was when I saw photos of the reception space without anyone in it. I figure it won’t even be possible to get a pro photo with the room empty becuase we will be arriving after cocktail hour has started. Once there are people seated, you won’t even notice the chairs.
Post # 13
I wouldn’t bother with chair covers. My chairs are exactly like yours and I’m spending money on booze instead.
Post # 14
Thanks for all the advice guys! I think what I might do is either leave them, or if I want something different, perhaps just rent some basic white padded folding chairs for the reception only and use those outside for the ceremony. Only having around 80 or less guests, so it would probably cost about the same as hiring chair covers. I think that would be a good backup option.
Post # 15
@Alyson_117: I would cover them. I agree that they look like old business room conference chairs. :/ However, money might be better spent somewhere else too.
Add a poll. 🙂
Post # 16
No opinion on the chairs but just wanted to say the view out side that window in that 1st photo of your venue looks amazing 🙂