(Closed) Brides who hired chairs – worth it?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

yeah, I think that the venue’s chairs are pretty nice!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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allthingsblue:  chiavari chairs are over rated. Esp. $1,440.00…..NOoooooo!!!  Put that towards another area of the wedding OR the honeymoon.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
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Busy bee
  • 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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allthingsblue:  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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

 

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Kikibear:  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 # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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valentine2016:  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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

and +1 to everybody saying those chairs are fine as is!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I went with the chairs in the venue with chair coverings. Looked great.

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