(Closed) Are chair covers worth the time and money?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Are chair covers worth the time and cost?
    Yes, they complete the overall look for your wedding : (49 votes)
    35 %
    No, they look awful and no one notices : (90 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 17
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    i hate chair covers, but i hate ugly chairs even more.

    Post # 18
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t really like chair covers, but if my venue had THOSE chairs, I’d definitely cover them!

    But you should buy the chair covers. You can sell them afterward, and even if you pay a couple neices or nephews $10 an hour or whatever to set them up, you should still come out ahead financially.

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think chair covers look much more neat and clean than just leaving out bare (dare I say naked?) chairs. Just my opinion though.

    Post # 21
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    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love chair covers. I like the fact that you can bring in the colors.

    We aren’t doing chair covers but are having black chairs with a teal sashes around them.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I voted no, but I think with your venue and chairs, I would cover them for sure. Unless you wanted to rent other chairs which I would probably do in your case.

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like chair covers, although I much prefer the spandex to any other types, 1.) no iron, 2.) easier to put on and make look good.   And, you’re right, to do chair covers affordably, it takes elbow grease.  We had three guys putting covers on and three girls tying the chair covers.  Would I do it again — yes.  The chairs in one room looked like your chairs, the chairs in the other room were much more pizza-joint looking (light brown on dark brown). 

    My decision came down to what I wanted to see in my wedding pictures when I looked at them in ten years.  If you can handle seeing the chairs uncovered, don’t waste the money. 

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If those are the chairs in your pic, they look fine without the covers. I don’t really like covers unless the chairs are extremely ugly. I think it just makes the room look too bulky or something. Idk like an endless sea of white and it looks a little cheesy to me.

    Post # 25
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Sunshine1011:  were not doing the chair covers it will run us about $300.00 for the covers and bows. i really dont care for them to much its alot of $$ to cover chairs i would rather have the extra money for our honeymoon ; )

    here is what our chairs look like at our venue our colors and blue the chairs are lite green and i dont think they look bad.

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I really like the look of chair covers. Our venue has normal looking chairs but they’ll look so much better covered and with a sash.  I think it add’s a bit of elegance to the room if they’re the right colors and match with your linens.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I like chair covers and think they are important. When i walk into a wedding its generally the first thing I notice. It’s just an easy way to dress up the entire room. To me, without nice chairs or covers the room looks unfinished.

    Post # 28
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    i personally think chair covers are a giant waste of money. chair covers for my venue would cost $480, which seems absurd to me. our venue’s chairs are fine as-is for us, since our wedding isn’t super formal anyway. we will be using them for the ceremony however, but only because they are included.

    as i guest, i find them pretty annoying too (hard to get up and down, can’t cross my feet, ect).

    Post # 29
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Chair covers do add a little extra touch to the decor but for most chairs, they’re not worth the money or the effort. Guests will be at the dinner table for what, an hour? And they’re sitting on them. So once everyone’s seated, they become invisible for all intents and purposes, and everyone’s too busy looking at each other and their dinners to worry about the chairs.

    Post # 30
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Eh. I think they are a waste. IMO though.

    Post # 31
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    I think chair covers are okay, but unnecessary.

    They make me a little nervous because I can’t tell how solid the chairs underneath are, and I feel better if I can see the chairs and know what to expect from them. (If the chairs fold/unfold, which is important to know when you’re shifting or sliding a chair to a different position if you don’t want to accidentally fold them a little bit and end up on the floor!) I also stress about spilling stuff on pale colored chair covers and ruining them, and I stress about pulling the chair cover out of place. I’d rather be able to see the chair. *So* many men take off their jackets as the evening goes on, and then the chairs are covered up anyway. Once the room is full of people, you can barely see the chairs. If I were given a choice, I would rather have an extra drink or appetizer or tasty dessert than a chair cover to sit on. BUTTS go on chair covers. Sometimes the fabric gets static-clingy to women’s dresses, which can be awkward or embarrassing. Sometimes the chair covers slip partially off the chair and people trip on them. They are a really big use of time and money.

    Okay, that is my list of potential issues with chair covers. LOL! That said, I never look at them and think “OH NO, CHAIR COVERS! HOW I DESPISE THEM!” So if you actually WANT them, go for it.

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