(Closed) Chair covers… or not?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I actually think chair covers are overwhelming and a little ugly. If I didn’t like the chairs, i’d get different chairs, not covers. If I couldn’t afford that, i’d work the free chairs into the color scheme.

Post # 4
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i hate chair covers. i have the same ugly banquet chairs, so i’m hoping i can fit chiavari rentals into my budget. if not, i’ll just deal with the ugly chairs. no one will pay as much attention to them as i do, and they won’t even be visible most of the time because people will be sitting in them.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would keep the black chairs… I WISH MINE WERE BLACK!!  They are a ugly greenish blue..UGH!! So, I’m forced to spend the $$ for the chair covers..

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@crayfish: I agree, I don’t think chair covers add to anything really. Unless you are talking about a hideous avocado green with ripped padded seating, I dont think they are worth it. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love chair covers for some reason, but I think black banquet chairs will be fine! Ours are an ugly maroon color (I swear, most halls make them a gross color so you’ll ‘upgrade’), so we’re doing white chair covers. You really lucked out that they’re black :).

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think for a basic black chair you’re fine without them… especially if you’re on a budget!

Our chairs are ugly and kind of beat up so we’re going with the chair covers. We also got a great deal through our venue, so it’s not really breaking the bank for us. In your case, I’d say no chair covers. Honestly…. most people are not even going to notice!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My mother in law and I totally disagree on this. She thinks chair covers are a must… and I don’t. Its really of a personal preference. I think they’re good to cover up ugly puke green type chairs. Otherwise, I’m not a huge fan of how they look. I call them “chair dresses”. haha I think the clean lines of chair is more visually attractive. 

I say save the money. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Zaria:I’m in the same boat you are.  If I had those black banquet chairs I’d definitely go with them; lucky girl!  Mine are dusty mauve (they’re pretty old), so I’m definitely going to rent or buy chair covers. It feels stupid to spend money just to cover the chairs, but…mauve? Yeah, those have to go.

I’d keep the black though, and spend the money elsewhere.

Post # 11
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If the venue is already pretty, I don’t think you need chair covers at all.  It’s an unnecessary expense but it’s all personal preference.   Good luck!

Post # 12
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I don’t really think chair covers add anything. When I see them I just assume they are hiding dirty or torn up chairs underneath. It they are just an ugly color, who cares…it’s a chair!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

would you guys cover these chairs?  I think these are pretty bad:

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Aubergold: I honestly wouldn’t. I like chairs to look like… chairs. I think its nice to break up all the cloth in a venue with some black lines. just my opinion 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This is a funny thread because as soon as we got engaged my finance said absolutely no to chair covers, and surprisingly I’m okay with that. Sometimes I think chair covers can make a venue look smaller, and they can  be overwhelming as well as expensive.. Ditch EM!!!!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Aubergold my venue has almost the same chairs, I am thankful they are a neutral color like grey. My initial thought was to get chair covers because I saw the space without any linens and the chairs plus old conference tables looked horrible but once I saw events there with and without chair covers it made my decision to save $300+ much easier.

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