(Closed) Chair covers or Chivari Chairs?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Did you want white?  If that’s the color you’re going for, I’d go with the chair covers.  I think they look nice.  Can you order chair covers and ties from a different company, or do you have to go through your venue?  I know ours cost $3.50 a chair for cover and tie including set up (that was through an outside company).

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

personally, i think chivari chairs look way better, but when it comes down to it, it’s just a chair. i could never see myself spending that much money on chairs, when people will be sitting in them and they probably wont even notice.

luckily we’re outside so we can go with wood chairs, which are cheaper than having to rent a chair and a cover.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It really depends on the look you’re trying to acheive.  If it NEEDS the chivari chairs, and it’s worth the cost increase (and you can fit it in the budget) then go for it.  If not, chair covers are perfectly fine.

I’ve realized that things like the kind of chairs, or chair covers only matter to us brides!  Smile  It’s not like someone will walk away saying “Well, the wedding and reception were great, but she had chair covers!  Can you imagine!”.  I had never even heard of chivari chairs until I started planning my wedding!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In the long run its one of those things – do you think your guests will make mental note of the chairs!!!!!  While yes we would all love to have the chairs we prefer, I think you should go with whats going to save you $$$

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

for a reception i think you would be suprised how little you even notice the chairs once everyone is sat down…. I dunno i would go with whatever would save me money. What do the chairs look like without covers?

 

I personally think the prices you quoted seem very high… but i also live a little small town

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I love chivari chairs.  I was thrilled that they came standard with our venue but if they hadn’t, I would of just gotten the chair covers.  I’m definitely all for covering the conference chairs.  But, I don’t know that I would spend the extra $4 it would be for the chivari’s.  That will certainly add up!  I think the chair covers are festive and very wedding-y.  I’d go with that unless you have money to burn.  Oh, and to be honest, I’ve been to a LOT of weddings, and I don’t remember what kinda chair I sat in at any of them. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think the image you showed of the venue with the chair covers looks lovely. Save the extra cash and spend it on something on your honeymoon 🙂

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Okay, I LOVE Chiavari chairs, but the $4/chair price increase isn’t worth it imo.  Your reception will still look totally gorgeous with the covers.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I’ve never been a fan of chair covers; the whole look is too heavy and fussy for me. No offense to anyone who’s having them at their wedding, it’s just not my taste for my own. I’d prefer the Chiavari chairs.

But I’m also cheap. 😉 How ugly are the chairs as-is? Do you have a photo? Maybe you can save all the money and just go with their regular chairs.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re doing Chivalri chairs with sashes on each. 

I have to second danadelphia in saying that I think chair covers have it in them to look overdone, but I really think it depends on how many chairs you have and how big the space is. If there are a bunch of them really close together I think it looks overwhelming, but if they’re more spaced out I think it can look really tasteful.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Btw, where are you located?  I’ve seen chiavari chairs rent for as low as $4/chair.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I love the look of chivari chairs, but I have to admit that I can’t remember what any of the chairs looked like at the 12 weddings I’ve been to.  I say go with what will save you money.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I say go with the chair covers and spend the G on something else! Chiavari chairs are beautiful, but I don’t think they’re worth the additional price.

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