(Closed) To cover the chairs or to not cover the chairs… that is the question.

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: To cover or not to cover?
    They look fine- this question is only a result of your crazy wedding neurosis : (32 votes)
    68 %
    Ugh, cover them : (15 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yes…yes I am.  And while I think chair covers in some cases “completes” the look, the chairs at your venue are not really old and ugly.  It comes down to whether you are willing to spend several hundred dollars for them or if you would rather that money go to another part of your wedding.  At this point, I am opting for no chair covers for my reception because I would rather pay for other things that to me seem more important.

    Post # 4
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    my venue has similar chairs. at first, i thought COVERS!! but then family and friends talked me into putting the money elsewhere. here’s what my chairs will look like (quite similiar):

    Post # 5
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    13102 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I voted to cover them because I personally am a fan of chair covers and really think that it completes the look of the room, making everything more classy, formal and put-together.

    That being said, the chairs at your venue really don’t look bad so if it isn’t in your budget to cover them (I know it isn’t usually cheap) then I think you’d be fine not to.

    Post # 6
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @mudratdetector – I think your chairs look much more formal than the OP’s chairs.  Something about the all-black as opposed to the black metal with tan seats and backs has a big effect on the overall look.

    Post # 7
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Future  actually the chairs are black metal and the padding is a dark green/teal-ish/blue. I wish I had a better venue picture. Floor length linens make all the difference, in my opinion.

    Post # 8
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    1545 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    i also vote to cover them. it looks a lot nicer covered. do they have some covers that are included in the cost of the venue? maybe just standard ones will be nice

    Post # 9
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    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I will go against everyone’s opinion and say leave them as they are.  I find chair covers to be much more unsightly than the chairs themselves.

     

    Chair covers…ugh.  Once covered with tulle bows and satin it’s still a chair—just a goofier looking one.  Don’t do it!  I think the photos of the chairs uncovered is a much classier, cleaner look.  You don’t see the chairs, instead you can focus on the beauty of the room.  All that tulle and satin really detracts from the room itself.

    Post # 10
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    VirginiaMarie is right. When you look at thie pic in the OP, the room is all white with those chair covers. A little too white.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Your chairs are lovely – don’t cover them. I only think chair covers work if the chairs are truely hideous because most chair covers aren’t great fitting and tend to look saggy and lumpy.

    Post # 12
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    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I actually hate chair covers.  I think it makes the room look way too much one color, and almost like a vacation house, where all the furniture gets covered with white sheets when the family closes the house for the summer.  I think they just make the whole room look silly and like you’re “trying too hard” to hide what’s there.  I don’t think chair covers ever make the room look nicer, and most of the time I think they’re more distracting than an ugly chair.

    Post # 13
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    6598 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I vote chair covers without the sashes!

    I think it cleans up the look of the room!

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    13662 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I really think they look fine without. If it’s an extra expense, I wouldn’t worry about it!

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My friend is having her reception at that venue next week! Small world :-). She isn’t covering hers – but the color doesn’t clash with her scheme. I think not covering them makes the room a lot more streamlined – all that baggy white fabric really makes it seem messy, in my opinion.

    Post # 16
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    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I really dislike the look of chair-covers. I think they are completely dated wedding decoration from the 1980’s that I wish would just silently go away. The fabric is always shiny and cheap, its ridculously expensive to do, and really, what do they add to the overall experience of the guest? If you want to give the room more color, use the money instead to get linens in your wedding colors. Trust me, that will make a much better impact.

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