Post # 1
Our venue will supply and set up ceremony chairs for $130. Unfortunately, the only choices they have are cheap-looking benches with no backs (VERY hard and uncomfortable, especially for elderly guests) or equally cheap-looking blue plastic folding chairs (tacky and not in our colours).
We’d rather not go through the hassle of renting and picking up/delivering our own chairs.
We have chair covers for the comfy banquet chairs — should we use the banquet chairs for the ceremony at no extra cost (there’s a gap between ceremony and reception, filled with other activities, so it’s not like guests would be left without chairs)? This would require a bunch of people to move the heavy banquet chairs back and forth though.
OR, should we use the same chair covers to cover the ugly $130 folding chairs and the banquet chairs? (This would take a bit of extra time, especially to get everything pinned properly.)
Do you have any other suggestions?
Post # 4
Can you pay the venue the $130 to move the banquet chairs (with covers on them) to the ceremony site for the ceremony then back to the reception site? Still spending the $130, but at least you’re getting the chairs you want.
Post # 5
If it were me, I’d make do with either the benches (maybe with a couple of banquet chairs for elderly guests) or the blue folding chairs.
If you opt to move the banquet chairs or the chair covers from one place to the other during the time gap… who is going to do this? I think hauling chairs or chair covers while dressed up for your wedding is too much to ask of your bridal party…
Post # 6
If the venue isn’t willing to help you move the reception chairs to the ceremony (which is a great idea), what about some simple, inexpensive decorations on the folding chairs?
Like sashes in one of your wedding colors, or paper flowers tied to the back of each chair?
Nothing crazy, just something to distract from the blue.
Good luck : )
Post # 7
Thank you everyone for your suggestions!
VagabondGurl, that’s a *great* idea. I would gladly pay the $130 to have those classy, comfy chairs moved back and forth for me.
Post # 8
we actually used the same chairs for both and it went super smootly(as far as i know) and looked amazing!