(Closed) Which chairs for my reception space, opinions please!!

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Which do you prefer?
    stay with the white garden chairs! : (44 votes)
    76 %
    splurge on the chiavaris! : (14 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    452 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think both look great.  The chiavaris are more elegant than the garden chairs, but I do really like both.  It depends on the look you’re going for for your wedding.  Personally, if I had to chose between the two myself, I wouldn’t want to spend an extra 1500 if the chairs looked as nice as the garden ones do already.  Plus the white matches the white table cloths and will go probably with mostly any color scheme; I can’t tell what color exactly the chiavaris are in that picture.  I guess another thing to consider is how comfortable each option is, but in my mind I’m hoping people will be up and dancing/mingling most of the night after dinner.  You can also add a sash to the chairs to get a splash of color if you do the garden chairs and if that’s important for you.

    Post # 4
    21 posts
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think the garden chairs are nice, I would not spend $1500 on chiavaris but that’s just me. If it’s really important to you and it’s within your budget, go for it. But if the money is better spent somewhere else, skip the chiavari. Once your guests are seated and the party is ongoing nobody will notcie what chairs you have. 

    Post # 5
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I’m for the Garden Chairs as well. Maybe I’m just really cheap but I cannot imagine paying and extra $1500 on the Chiavari chairs….the guests most likely won’t pay attention to what chairs they are sitting on anyways, and I feel the money could be better spent on something else.

    Post # 6
    1577 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I love the garden chairs. Personally, I really dislike chiavari chairs.

    A really good question to find out, though, is which is most comfortable?. Your guests will be sutting for a long time, you want them comfortable.

    Post # 7
    4194 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    We have to rent our chairs, and are going with the white wooded ones. I prefer the look of them, and the cost difference of $3.50 vs $7.50 made for an easy decision.

    You can get color on the table with napkins/runners if you want, but the white on white is  pretty sharp!

    NO one is going to remember what chairs you had, trust me. You’re much better spending that money on something else (like the honeymoon!)

    Post # 8
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I know the chiavaris are expensive but I think they look so much better. No one will care what chairs you have though quite honestly BUT if I were at a wedding with chiavaris I would notice the upgrade. 

    Post # 9
    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it depends on if this is in your budget.  If it is, then I would go for the Chivalris.  If it’s going to make things tight or other things not doable, then it’s not worth it.

    Post # 10
    3220 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Depends on your wedding colors but I just couldn’t drop that much money on chairs! I even gave up chair covers and we’re having the sorta-ugly conference chairs because I just couldn’t imagine spending that kind of money on chairs. 

    Post # 11
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I like both. I guess it comes down to your colors.

    Post # 12
    785 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I actually really like the looks of the garden chairs with your venue. I would save the $1500 to be able to spend it in another area 🙂

    Post # 13
    464 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - Beck Rec center

    depends on the time of the day I think the brown would look awkward at the middle of the day 

    Post # 14
    147 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think the garden chairs already look nice.  I don’t think I could justify spending the extra money on somehting that already looks good. 

    Post # 15
    11395 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I like the garden chairs to be honest.

    Post # 16
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i would not pay for the chiavaris but then again chairs are not the most important part of a wedding for me.  i think the garden chairs look fine and when the room is filled, you won’t even see the chairs.  and honestly i never noticed chairs at weddings until i started planning my own wedding.  i think chiavaris are nice but I will not spend $10 to rent a chair.  i heard that they are also extremely uncomfortable for larger people (like men).  my venue changed out the chiavaris for chameleon chairs a while ago.

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