(Closed) Advice on chairs!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Would it be cheaper to rent chair covers then the chairs themselves?I would rent the 70 chairs for the ceremony and then cover the reception chairs or just leave them how they are.

I usually say go the cheapest way possible on chairs. I know they are important to some people, but I never notice them. As long as people have a place to sit, it really isn’t a big deal. I would try to avoid having family move the chairs. I think that owuld be a lot of work to ask someone to do.

Post # 4
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ieatunicorns:  I’m with you on this one, I never notice the chairs at the reception. It seems a little odd to have to pay to have chairs moved a few feet. 

Post # 5
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46330 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Chairs are often not as ugly as the bride thinks they are. Do you have a pic?

Remember that once the people are seated the chairs will hardly be visible.

There are also lots of ways you can use chair sashes to cover the back of the chair rather than having a sea of white chair covers, which can take away from your color scheme.

Post # 6
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46 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are having our wedding party move 260 chairs from the ceremony to the  reception area during the cocktail hour.  They are only a couple hundred feet from each other.  We know it’s not the prettiest thing, but it seems like such a waste to rent twice as many chairs when someone will be sitting in one set of them for less than a half hour! Folding chairs are pretty easy to move so I’m not too worried!

 

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think chair covers on banket chairs are inexpensive and much comfier on ones tooch. Also I dont agree with the bridal party moving chairs during the cocktail hour. This is the time there suppose to be taking pictures and relaxing for a few before sitting in front of a crowd of strangers possibly. We got our chair covers for 99cents a piece and there the nice black lycra ones.

Post # 10
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1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

rent for ceremony, go with what they have for reception

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

my chairs are hideous… ugh! im getting covers for them, but they’re so expensive! mostly because i need +300 of them..

why can’t these places have decent simple chairs? I think they do it on purpose so you have to pay for the covers lol

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@raspberrymacaron:  We found local supplier where 5 dollars (I could buy them for less). Finally we find someone who was starting there business and we got a great deal for 99cents each Canadian.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

If our ceremony is outside (weather dependent), we’re going to use the ugly grey folding chairs the museum provides. We’re renting white wooden ones for the reception- those are the ones people will be sitting on the longest, and the ones they might actually notice. 

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