Post # 1
There is a possibility FI and I have found our venue(!), it’s a small community lodge in an area outside of Colorado Springs. It’s a plus there are tables and chairs included in the rental fee for the ceremony and later at the reception inside, and they aren’t the annoying metal chairs that make a horrible sound when pushed across a floor–but they are made of heavy duty plastic for the back and seat. I’m trying to figure out — if we go with this place (looks quite possibly we will) — how to possibly make the chairs look better. I don’t want to spend money on the typical chair covers that look like fabric just exploded all over the place (sorry, no offense to those using them, just not my style), but I want something to make them look better. I’ve included a pic of the chairs set up with the patio and also a few photos of the lodge so you see what the venue looks like.
Note: The view of the lodge and no grass on the median is no longer the case. I think that photo was from right after completion in 2006.
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Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)
The chairs are not that bad seriously.
Maybe you can use some ribbon or flowers to dress the sides of the chairs.
Theres also Organza ribbons that can be made, but honestly I would suggest putting the money somewhere else. Maybe you can put a fan on each chair decorated in your colors, so if your guests get hot they will have something that can cool them off.
And, they wont be concentrated on the chair, but rather the item your left them before they sit
Post # 4
Hey there! It depends on your budget what you want to do…
If you are looking for budget friendly options, Michaels sells packages of big fluffy white bows that you could put over the chairs.
If you have a bigger budget and want to use fresh flowers, check out my picture.
But you could always do the flowers on the vip’s chairs. Good luck!
Post # 5
Love the venue!
I don’t think they’re awful, either. I don’t know what your budget is like, but if you really can’t stand them, have you considered renting new chairs? Otherwise I think flowers or ribbon would help dress them up, and of course there are the ever popular chair covers. I’m sure whatever you choose will be great – remember, the guests will hardly be paying attention to their seats! 🙂
Post # 6
First off..what a beautiful location!!!! I love that lodge. You chose a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony. I would suggest simple tulle bows, maybe just 3-5 loops, not big and fluffy. Use double tails that will cascade down the back but no so far as to cause engtanglement. You can attach to the backs of the chairs with clips or even a single piece of ribbon or a dab of doublesided tape. If money is an issue then I would just do the end ones on each aisles. I agree with the put something in the seat like your program, if outdoors in warm weather make the program a fan. For those you design it, print on heavy cardstock and attach to fan handles which are available at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. You can paint the curvy van handles in your colors and hotglue a small flower head or simple bow for added accent.
If you don’t know anyone to do tulle bows, I do them and would love to submit a bid. Even if you have someone to do them and want an added accent I sale just the large monogrammed tags that hang from them. Just email me or check out my store on etsy.
Post # 7
My reception venue has the same chairs (and has the same lodge feel) — and I can’t decide either! They aren’t too bad. I could replace them with white folding chairs, but these are really comfortable. Not a huge fan of chair covers (or the price), not sure if satin sashes would be too much (with a polyester table linen), and isn’t organza/tulle itchy on a bare back or arms?
Have you considered using just sashes? I’ve also considered adding a ribbon and little sign (with our monogram?) on each chair back. I’ve added a couple photos of ribbon ideas…
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