Chair question: am I crazy?

posted 2 weeks ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

I think if you’re going for a hipster/mismatched, kind of retro vibe they could look cute! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I’m going to be totally honest- I don’t think they’re great. They don’t say “rustic” to me, they say “middle school homeroom”. That said, they’re chairs. Butts go in them. They won’t make or break anything, so if they work for you then go for it.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I think theyre fine. They aren’t the prettiest yes, but TBH the “pretty” chairs (chiavari) that everyone wants are SO uncomfortable! And honestly, I’d rather put my budget elsewhere. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

They look more industrial than rustic chic. They’d look out of place in a forest wedding.

I’d get white folding chairs. White goes great against green or brown.

I get it. I also agonized over the chair thing. I wanted nice chairs in the ceremony photos. Colorful flowers on your aisle chairs will really elevate the look. Or floaty sashes!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2021

I agree with Buzzed that they look more industrial than rustic, but like xiexie said, they won’t make or break. Not sure what area you are in, but you may be able to find some affordable pews or church benches to rent for the ceremony. If the chairs in the above pic has black, silver or white legs…I would feel differently. It’s the uneven rusty color that gives me pause.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

Personally I think they’re fine! Also, if it makes you feel any better, it’s a year and a half now since my wedding and I could not tell you what the chairs were like for my ceremony or reception 😂 I think as long as they’re comfortable for guests to sit in, they really aren’t a big deal, if you know what I mean? A year from now, you might not even remember what they looked like. 🙂 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Like a few pp’s have mentioned I don’t think about what the chairs looked like at a wedding and I couldn’t describe what the chairs at mine even looked like. But I can name every wedding where the chairs were uncomfortable or in short supply. Those chairs look uncomfortable especially for prolonged sitting. 

Having worked both in education and in community centres as an adult those chairs are uncomfortable. I would never put my elderly relatives on one of those for hours without a cushion.

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Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Ah well I agonized over the chairs myself.  I had the same thoughts as pp’s ….butt’s go in them, who’s gonna care?….but then I saw them…..ugly ass green chairs!  They didn’t match the wedding decor AT ALL but they WERE cushioned and came with the room.  I really tried to live with them as is but in the end I couldn’t take it.  I bought chair covers.  

Do what works for you bee!

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