(Closed) Ballroom Chairs or Chiavari Chairs

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What should I do?
    Keep the ballroom chairs : (52 votes)
    70 %
    Get Chiavari Chairs : (22 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @landb:  i honestly don’t think those chairs look so bad!  Just turn up the volume on some of the other decor and no one will remember the chairs.  Honestly, a few months ago I was planning a shower for a wedding where I was the Maid/Matron of Honor and we ordered chairs because the ones there were ugly metal, and I ordered white folding chairs and when they came they were filthy!!!!!! i was absolutely devestated, but at the end of the day everyone was so impressed with the decor and the food and the bride that no one noticed the chairs!!

    don’t sweat the small stuff! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 4
    4464 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Usually I am actually an advocate for chair covers and such because it can do wonders for the look of a room, but Chiavari chairs are super expensive and I remember I wanted them so bad but couldn’t afford them, either. To be honest, that picture above looks great with those chairs. Those chairs are not bad at all and I think work well with the room. I’m not sure what you mean by remolded the chairs though so I’ll look out for your picture.

    We had an option between a regular chair cover and a fitted chair cover. I liked the fitted chair covers a lot better but those were also more expensive. I went with the regular chair cover because it was a priority for me over some other things to have nice chairs – we couldn’t have “statement” centerpieces so I knew I wanted chair covers to lift the ambiance of the room. I don’t necessarily think Chiavari chairs are the end all be all of nice chairs for a wedding though, so if you can swing cheaper chair covers (if it’s a priority for you as it was for me) that still look beautiful. 

    Post # 5
    9951 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    First off IF those chairs were in anyone’s kitchen, I’d say they had highend Kitchen Chairs (Louis Banquet Chairs… have a lot more in common with most people’s Dining Room decor than what is tyically basic & stark Kitchen IMO)

    Honestly, I think those Banquet Chairs look fine… and in my experience, they should also be pretty good when it comes to comfort.

    As the others have said, you can probably modify your decorations etc so that the chairs blend in and are not that noticeable… overall a TON cheaper than dishing out for the Chivari Chairs.

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    As for “remolded”… I’m guessing this was a typo and you mean REMODELED… which I suppose would mean that they are being reupholstered (anxious to see what the new coverings look like, so we can perhaps give you some more feedback on how to work them into your colour theme)


    Post # 6
    10650 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Those chairs are quite nice looking!

    I am a fan of chair covers though, so my vote would be for those.

    Post # 7
    11461 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Honestly, since you’ve told us that the chairs in the picture, above, are the venue’s old chairs, it’s a bit difficult for us to advise you when you haven’t yet posted the chairs that the venue has now.

    However, if it helps, if the new chairs are as least as attractive as those that are in the picture, I think you’ll be fine without renting the Chaivari chairs.

    Post # 8
    2522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I think those chairs look nice! And really, no one’s going to be paying attention to the chairs, anyway. But like some of the other PPs, if they bother you that much, I would get some chair covers.

    But really, I would put my money towards something else. However, that advice is coming from a cheapskate.

    Post # 9
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    No one but the bride or someone planning a wedding will notice the chairs. Save the money and spend it on something they will notice like better food or drinks.

    Post # 10
    3000 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Those are great chairs, you have no need for Chiavari ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    @chasesgirl:  +1

    That’s exactly what i was coming to say. I have never ever remembered the chair that a wedding had. I personally think there are WAY more important things to deal with. 

    Post # 14
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’ve seen FAR worse banquet hall chairs. If my place ends up having chairs anything like that, I’m going to put the money I would have spent on chiavari or covers on uplighting instead.

    Post # 16
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Everybody’s right, the chairs are nice, especially if you can incorporate the colors into your wedding.

    Our venue has bright blue, felt-looking chairs that sort of, kind of, make me want to throw up when I see them – haha – so, we ended up with ivory chair covers, which IMO are way overpriced but totally necessary in our case.

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