(Closed) Chair Covers – Help?

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
7774 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

For me, chair covers are SO not worth the money. They make the chairs stand out so much and create this sea of white… I’m not really a fan. In your pictures of the “naked” chairs, the chairs totally blend into the floor and you hardly even see them.

If it were me, I wouldn’t spend $700 on chair covers. We didn’t use them at our wedding and it turned out just fine.

Post # 4
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

I would get the covers. I think it looks bad without them. 

But… I’m a bride and notice chairs.

No one else will notice them. 

Post # 6
7774 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

If you want a middle ground, you can do what we did and just use sashes. We had banquet chairs exactly like those (except they were gold… ick). We took black satin sashes and tied them vertically to cover the back of the chair (we looped them through that cut-out at the top of the chair so they would stay put and then tied them in a simple knot at the base of the chairback).

That way you are still covering the chair, you can use whatever color sash you like but you don’t have to worry about stark white chair covers and their insane expense. I think we rented our sashes for $1/sash. Talk to your venue and see if that’s something that is possible.

Post # 7
11506 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think the room looks much better with the chairs covered. For what it’s worth, I think the price they’re quoting you for the rental is excellent! The chair covers at a venue that I considered were $8.50 each! (I ended up with a venue that had great chairs, so I didn’t end up needing to pay to cover them.)

Post # 8
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know – when people say that no one notices the chair covers, this is because they aren’t paying thousands in pictures to remember the big and little details of the day. I personally think wedding pictures are ruined with chairs that are ugly (and I’m not a fan of the chairs in your picture). I think it’s worth the payment – with that being said,I like the idea of the sashes – if your venue can you do that, I think this is great.


You might be the only one who notices, but you will always be one of the few people who will be looking at pictures of this day for years to come. Some little details are worth it – it was a non-negotiable with me (luckily, I have a venue who included chair covers and bows over the chairs included in the price)

Post # 9
47436 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I agree with

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@zippylef:  Chair covers actually take away from your decor because all you see is a sea-of whoite. Your chairs completely blend into the background. When yur guests are seated the chairs  won’t be noticeable in your pics at all.

I could do a lot of decor for that $700!

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