Post # 1
Hi bees. My venue has 200 chairs to use. I’m not crazy about them but they’re not exactly ugly either .. I am thinking of hiring chairs but the only decent looking chairs (chiavari) are $9.00 each which I suppose is normal, but seems awfully expensive for a chair. We are having 160 guests.
To any bees who hired chairs (especially chiavari) was it worth it?
And to those who didn’t hire chairs and went with whatever chairs their venue had on hand, do you wish you did hire different chairs?
I feel like I have been brainwashed by Pinterest and can’t imagine a wedding with any other chair lol. Thank you for your help.
This is the chair from the venue.
Post # 2
I’m just commenting to say that your venue’s chairs are probably the nicest “crappy venue chairs” I’ve seen! We had plastic white folding chairs and I was too cheap to rent different chairs. After the fact, I don’t really remember what they looked like.
Post # 3
yeah, I think that the venue’s chairs are pretty nice!
Post # 4
chiavari chairs are over rated. Esp. $1,440.00…..NOoooooo!!! Put that towards another area of the wedding OR the honeymoon.
Post # 5
Umm, $9 a piece is ridiculous. I’m renting chairs as I’m not a fan of our venue’s chairs either but they are $2 each (white, wooden chairs). No way would I’d spend close to $1500 on chairs.
Post # 6
- Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure
I love the look of the chivari chairs. But, I could not justify paying over a grand for them. My venue chairs are all black with some cushioning for all the guests. Then the B & G chairs will be be these awesome “theatre faces” chairs! I’m not thrilled about the all black chairs. But I might jazz them up with stick heart wreaths attached to them… But hopefully that doesn’t get too costly. you can barely see the chairs, but this is my venue with those cushioned chairs.
Post # 7
Out of all the things I regret on my wedding day 1.5 years later, not sprining for chairs doesn’t even hit the list. Most everything I regret comes in the form of pictures I didn’t get (mostly of niece and nephew) or people I didn’t spend enough time with.
Post # 8
Those chairs are sort of mid-century/Scandinavian looking and frankly, cool as hell. I’d have one in my house! I like them more then chiavari.
I have to confess I’m giggling about “hiring” chairs – I thought, geeze, why did I hire people to work at my wedding when chairs will do the same work for $9!
Post # 9
OP is from New Zealand and we use the term ‘hire’ for products and objects too (British English). Was sort of confusing when I briefly lived in America lol!
OP, I hired chivari chairs and they were also $8.00 … they made for pretty photos but if I could redo it, I’d have put it towards our honeymoon or booze! Lol
Post # 10
Those chairs are great, really.
Post # 11
Oh I know it’s a Britishism, I just still think it’s funny since in the US things are rented and people are hired.
Post # 12
and +1 to everybody saying those chairs are fine as is!
Post # 13
The chairs that come with your venue look great! If they were old/moldy or some really loud, ugly pattern I could maybe see wanted to replace them, but those are perfectly neutral and attractive. I can’t imagine they would take away from any theme you have. $1500 would be so much better spent toward guests’ experience (food, booze) or honeymmon.
Post # 14
Don’t spend the money on the chairs! Your guests won’t notice – and I’m sure some other area of your budget (or your HONEYMOON!) could use the extra cash.
We rented chairs because our venue didn’t have enough and right now, I am really having to search my memory for what they looked like. As long as your guests have a place to park their bodies, they’ll be happy. 🙂
Post # 15
I went with the chairs in the venue with chair coverings. Looked great.