Why am i so concerned about chairs?

posted 2 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
2416 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

andi_isit303:  Step back from it for a bit?  We are using the standard chairs they provide at our venue, without a chair cover, sash, nada.  *Gasp* We’re using them as-is.  Why? Because people’s butts are going to be in them for most of the ceremony and dinner and once everyone is up on the dance floor I won’t give a hoot what the chairs look like!  I thought about it and realized we’d be paying all that money for a few photos of chairs, realistically.  So I put the money for chair covers/rentals into another area of the budget that was more important to us. 

Do I love the look of chivari chairs?  Of course.  They make for a beautiful photo/venue and they scream ‘wedding’.  And if I had an unlimited budget I would rent them.  But it turns out they were way down on the list of importance to me, so they aren’t happening.  

I think you have to decide, is the rental cost worth what you’ll get.  Are they a big part of your ‘vision’ for the day?  Or could you get by with other chairs just fine?  

Post # 3
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

andi_isit303:  I don’t regret it. They’re just chairs. Do you remember what the chairs looked like at the last wedding you attended?

Post # 5
117 posts
Blushing bee

Honestly until coming on Bee, I’d never even heard of someone caring about what chairs were at their wedding.

If you really want the snazzy pictures, I’m sure there’s a budget friendly alternative. Just rent two for your sweetheart table or a few for the back row of the ceremony or something. But seriously, I doubt it matters even one little bit. My personal choice is that I’m not going to lay down a bunch of cash for someone to just… sit on it. 

Post # 6
1719 posts
Bumble bee

What kind of chairs do you have? 

Post # 7
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Well, not to egg you on, but I was very concerned with how our chairs looked. LOL.

But, full disclosure, my venue only offers us chivari chairs, so it was a matter of color. I wanted more of a wood look, but wasn’t willing to spend the extra on renting mismatched vintage chairs, so we’re going with dark wood chivari chairs. Anything else just wouldn’t fit the aesthetic.

All that being said, I only remember the chairs at one wedding and that’s because she had gorgeous ghost chairs.

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