Post # 1
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Another post inspired me to write this poll. What are your feelings on chair covers? Would you rather have dull or ugly chairs, or a room full of fabric covers?
I personally am not a fan of chair covers. In my opinion, they take up too much visual space in a room and are just an unnecessary expense. Plus, once everyone’s butts are in the chairs, nobody will notice what they look like anyway.
But to each their own. I can understand why someone would want to get them. I just wouldn’t.
Post # 3
I guess it depends. If you can find some plain chairs that look fine against your decor. I prefer chair covers, it makes everything tie in together so nicely.
Post # 4
I think it really depends on the chairs you are working with. Some chairs, even if they aren’t chivari are nice enough to not have to be covered. My venue has maroon chairs…which, in my opinion would look really weird with my blue/green table scape. So, I am covering. Other people won’t notice and/or care. But I will.
Post # 5
i’m overall not a fan of chair covers. if there are really hideous chairs, then i would spring to renting different chairs before i’d think of covering them with with fabric. i don’t know, too much fabric for me i guess. like a furniture dress or something. ha.
BUT i do think it can tie room decor and color palette together well. it depends on the room, the tablescape, the chairs, and the chair cover style.
Post # 6
I wanted to use chair covers, but decided they weren’t worth the price ($4.75 each plus $100 setup plus tax). I live in middle-of-nowhere Ohio and wasn’t expecting them to be quite that high! Now I just don’t care – I don’t think people will pay that much attention to the chairs.
Post # 7
I’d much rather rent nicer chairs then have chair covers. I’m having those typical white wooden folding chairs. They’re only $3.50 a piece, which is about how much I’d pay for chair covers. I just really don’t like the look of chair covers, so they weren’t even an option. And leaving the venue’s chairs as they were wasn’t an option either, as they are falling apart, unmatching plastic folding chairs… Yuck.
Post # 8
We used chair covers primarily because the chairs were not only hideous but unmatched. (Some were banquet chairs, some were metal folding chairs.) Putting them all in ivory chair covers helped tie them together more, with each other and with the tables.
However, we also ended up paying almost nothing for chair covers. We bought them before the wedding, then laundered and sold them after the wedding. If they had been a big expense, we wouldn’t have bothered.
Post # 9
I think I may have been the inspire-er! haha! Let see what everyone thinks as I still can’t decide!!
Post # 10
I think that if you can afford them and the chairs don’t match or the chairs are not nice looking, you should get them, but if the chairs match and aren’t soiled and otherwise look nice, then you don’t really need them, but if you want them and they fit in your budget you should get them because I think they look nice and unlike other posters have stated, people do notice. That being said, our venue supplies us with chiavari chairs, so we are not getting chair covers, but we are getting sashes to wrap around the backs of the chairs.
Post # 11
I am getting them. I was able to fit them into my budget so I figured why not. I do love the clean line look of when everything is all new and put together but after an hour everythings gonna be messed up anyways.
Post # 12
We are going to use them. I think it makes the room look elegant. Plus the chairs in the hall are hideous, and don’t match our theme – they would stick out like a sore thumb.
Post # 13
I personally don’t care for chair covers. With the table linens and all of the other decor I think they are just too much. I’d rather rent different chairs than rent chair covers.
Post # 14
I’m for them – I think it totally changes the look of the room and makes it more romantic. Just my opinion though! I can definitely see how they are an added expense that isn’t necessary. Anyone who is on a budget, I wouldn’t notice if they were skipped at a wedding.
Post # 15
I’m getting them (although it took a lot of thought because of the expense). I just think it ties together the room and decor so nicely and really makes the look more classic and elegent. It makes a huge difference in the overall feel of the room and space.
Post # 16
Honestly I can’t remember a single wedding I have been to in which I remember if there were chair covers…or what color the chair even was. I remember being to wedding were there weren’t enough chairs, but that is all the thought I’ve paid to it.
Luckily my venue has white folding chairs. They look nice so I’m ditching the covers.