(Closed) Would this be tacky??

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
2719 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If it fits the venue, I’d say go for it!

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would rent the chairs.

Personally, I would not want to sit on bales of hay for either the ceremony or the reception. And, usually the older people sit up front. I would not want to have my 98 year old grandma sit on a bale of hay.

Post # 5
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If it goes with the theme and feel of the wedding and the venue I say go ahead… BUT… what will you do about seating for your reception

Post # 6
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

If it’s only the ceremony, then you could do all hay.  But for the reception, I wouldn’t want to ask people to sit on hay and eat, especially given the height of the tables and such.

Post # 8
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m actually in the same situation.  Renting extra chairs just isn’t feasible and I figure renting hay bales is better than asking people to stand.  Oh, and FYI, straw bales are a lot cheaper than hay so you’d get a lot more band for your buck if you went that route.

Post # 9
1757 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m rapidly reaching the point in my planning process where, budget-wise, something has to give. With the outdoor, eclectic theme you’ve got going on, I think the hay bales will work just fine, especially if you don’t have any elderly guests. I certainly don’t think it’s worth renting an additional 100 chairs. Plus, if your guest list continues to expand, you can just use an extra bale or two 🙂

Post # 10
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like the idea of hay bales!  If it fits your theme I would go with it!! I love how it looks in the pictures!

Post # 12
2077 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hay idea!!!  I think it’s very practical and since it fits your eclectic theme, I vote to do it.

Post # 13
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

My question is: Where will you get the comforters/quilts?  Will it cost the same to rent those as to rent an extra 100 chairs?

Also, I’m not sure why you’re concerned about renting 20 extra chairs which wouldn’t match…no one is going to notice.  So if you did have to go that route, I wouldn’t worry about someone noticing, let alone mentioning it.  Whereas 20 hay bales would really stand out, and people would notice that.

Post # 14
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Make sure the hay gets to rest there for awhile before guests arrive.  If it rests long enough some of the allergy causers/scent seems to drift away.

PS I think they hay is super cute. And go eclectic with the covering blankets.

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