(Closed) Chair cover help! (and general table linen color input needed)

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Chairs - to cover? or not cover?
    Yes, cover up those ugly chairs! : (20 votes)
    53 %
    No, leave them as is - they are fine. Just pick a nice table linen color. : (17 votes)
    45 %
    Other.... : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I kind of like the chairs, I think they are neat and have a bunch of character. What are your colors? Maybe you could use the linens in your colors instead.

    If you have to cover them though because it won’t work with your theme/colors then I would go with ivory.

    Post # 4
    6661 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I actually really like the chairs without the covers and think it will look very elegant! If I were you, I might pretty them up with sashes adn skip the covers!

    Post # 6
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i say pick a darkish linen color to match the dark chair color and it will look real antique/eclectic/classy. the white linens and the dark chairs bother me. so do the chair covers.

    Post # 7
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I like the idea of leaving the chairs.  I don’t really understand why you would want to do a dark tablecloth though with the chairs?  Why can’t you do a light white/ivory like in the pictures?

    If you don’t mind the rustic/character of the chairs then go with them as is!  If you want them covered in ivory go with that.  I personally feel that the white chairs with white table linens is too much white for me so I would do an overlay in a bright color if you do this.

    I think any color would look great there. As you see there are lots of choices reds/purples/blues, etc.

    Also, you may want to think about doing a different color centerpiece because white flowers on a white table cloth won’t ‘pop” that much.  Also, we wanted green centerpieces and there are limited flowers in green.  Just an FYI.

    Post # 8
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    If you do chair covers in ivory and go with an overlay there are some amazing ones with gold embrodiery that I so wish I could have used!

    As for the chairs in the pictures above, I think the chair covers make them look more modern since the backs are square and taller.

    Post # 9
    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I like the chair covers. If you are going for a rustic feel, then leave em uncovered, because the add character. Otherwise, cover em. I dont think it looks awkward covered, I like it. 🙂

    Post # 11
    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    oracle – i agree with the light tablecloths looking stark.

    Post # 12
    30 posts
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I really like the look of the first pic.  I’d leave the chairs and go with ivory print or textured linen. 

    Post # 13
    5766 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think the chairs look much better covered. You could do almost anything if you cover the chairs in ivory,match the tablecloths and bring in color with runners,overlays,napkins and centerpieces. If you leave them as is it will be pretty limiting,and you’re pretty much stuck using browns,tans,or something close in color to help blend with the brown of the chairs…plus black fronts? I’d seriously consider covering them to give you a blank slate with which to work.

    Post # 14
    1 posts
    • Wedding: April 2011

    hi oracle!!! i’m getting married at this venue too =)  any idea where those chair covers in your pictures are from?  thanks!!

    Post # 15
    6 posts
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I think either way they look nice, it just depends on what feel you are going for.  We have been looking forever for chair covers at the right price & just ordered ours today.  If you are wanting to order them we were able to get our for $1.95 each free delivery…See what I posted earlier…I was just so excited to finally find them at a great price

    I just wanted to let everyone know about the huge sale going on at linentablecloths.com.  I registered with them awhile ago but hadn’t ordered anything.  This morning I received an email that satin self-tie universal chair covers are 30% off…actually I believe all universal chair covers are 30% off but we went with the satin ones.  The sale goes through tomorrow.  They ended up being $2.44 each which is cheap, however…it said they didn’t accept any other discounts but we entered the discount code twitter50082010 and it took off an additional 20% and shipping is free with a $50 order.  So we ended up paying roughly $1.96 each for 140 black satin self-tie chair covers.  Just wanted to pass it on, as you can’t even buy them used for that price or rent them at that price.  

    Post # 16
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    They both could probably fly, but I think the covers give it a clean more formal look.

    I would do the covers if it was my wedding.


    Good luck choosing.

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