Post # 1
I’m a long time weddingbee lurker and have finally decided to post. 🙂
I’m getting married in July 2014 and I have a dilemma with the chairs in my reception hall. My colors are pastel peach, champagne, ivory, sage and light gray. The chairs in the hall look like this (dark blue and gray). I hate to spend money to purchase or rent chair covers but I have no clue how to cover these chairs or dress them up. Any ideas?
Post # 3
Oh – and it’s a Rustic Chic theme with peach/champagne being the accent colors. Thanks!
Post # 4
If possible at all I would bite the bullet and rent chairs. Your venue is so pretty, but those chairs are a major eyesore
Post # 5
If not possible, what about a big pretty bow on the back of them?
Post # 6
@ricecake: I would rent chairs. I believe in investing in the big stuff and those chairs are very noticeable.
Post # 7
I would rent those white [resin?] folding chairs.. those scream rustic/chic to me. And I think they are super pretty!
If that’s not possible, maybe you can get chair covers, or at the very least, chair back covers? I spent around $350 for 100 chair covers.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I would find a chair sash.
I have ugly banquet chairs (they’re actually not that bad once people’s butt cheeks are sitting on them) and am planning to rent just chair sashes for $1.05 per chair. (GST included) The chairs scream disco 1970s brown.
So, $157.50 for chair sashes in the colour scheme I like! You can find silk flowers from Ikea or Dollarama and pin it on each chair sash.
Easy and effective.
Renting a chair will be at least $5 per chair. Renting a chair cover is at least $5 CAD per chair. (Cheapest in the city I live is $2.75 CAD per chair)
Post # 9
@ricecake: Those chairs remind me of elementary school! Yes, I have to agree with the PP that they are not going to be overlooked as so often suggested.
I do believe chair covers are cheaper than renting chairs. Both would be an option and an improvement if you can budget accordingly. Definitely look into it and see what you can find. I think in the end you will be happier with the overall look if you can squeeze it in.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
I wouldn’t know who you would contact in SK.
I’d probably check Yelp.ca for special event rentals? (I feel you’d get better responses by posting this on Yelp Talk in Regina)
Probably check Kijiji too as some brides may buy and sell their seating decorations.
WOW, Regina’s pricing is better than Edmonton? $2.50 per chair cover?
But I guess it balances off since there’s PST in SK.
Post # 11
Thanks for all your input! Budget is my main concern as we have a pretty big wedding and I keep going back and forth whether I should cover the chairs. On one hand, I hate them but on the other, I’m wondering if it really matters and if people actually notice it. I was also toying with the idea of covering them up with tulle or a tulle bow since it will be cheaper but the chairs are still quite visible. The venue has folding chairs too but my fiance is against it stating it’s uncomfortable 🙁
Post # 12
@ricecake: Those chairs would be easily dressed up with a piece of tulle like your second to the last pic. The slats in the back of the chair provide a place to secure the tulle so it doesn’t slide round.
Post # 13
I love the tulle! It’s very pretty. I’ve been to many weddings, and I don’t remember any of the chairs.
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Are there enough grey chairs for all your guests? With tulle, it might work with your color scheme.
What do the folding chairs look like?
Post # 15
@ricecake: get the chairs! IMO, chairs are something that make a huge impact on the overall decor. I would rather have chairs and go with a sheet wedding cake from the local supermarket! lol
Post # 16
@ricecake: have you looked into renting white folding chairs? those are usually the cheapest to rent. the tulle bows look nice but will they cover enough and will you be buying or making them? what additional decor will be needed too? also, ask yourself, who will be setting up the chairs and adding the covers or tulle? how much time will this take?
think about the time and effort needed for each option. sometimes an extra $2/chair will be worth it in the end.