Chair rentals??

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
47130 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ashleymarie843 :  I would use the chairs that come with the venue. They are attractive and more than likely are more comfortable than chiavari chairs. I also think they go better with the wood beams.

Post # 3
2508 posts
Sugar bee

ashleymarie843 :  not worth it. I understand your love for chiavari chairs – they’re gorgeous. But they’re also hella expensive, and you have lovely chairs as-is. The chairs that come with the caterer are already dark wood – so you’re going to get the nice contrast against the white linens that you have in the first pic. Honestly, I think the big difference here isn’t the chairs…it’s the actual picture. The first picture had better lighting with better styling, and you’re giving credit to the chairs. But it’s not the chairs making the big difference – it’s the quality of the picture itself. Save your money girl!!

Post # 4
945 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

I actually like the chairs that come with your venue.

One of my top priorities when choosing a reception venue was actually that it came with decent chairs. But then we still ended up getting Chiavari chairs for our outdoor ceremony, where there were no default chairs available.

Post # 5
2061 posts
Buzzing bee

I would keep those chairs 

Post # 6
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Do it! I love chiavari chairs – I feel like they give off a Romantic and classy feel to the room. 

My venue comes with banquet chairs and I’ll be renting chiavari. Will cost about $1100 (have to use an outside vendor) but I think it’s worth it! 

That being said – I don’t mind the chairs your venue comes with – i just can’t stand the banquet ones at mine.  Here’s a pic of the banquet chairs 

and same place different angle with chiavari 

Post # 7
2421 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

We paid over $2K for our chiavari chairs and normally I would say go for it since I love them.

In your case, you should stick with the chairs that are provided…they match more with your venue.

Post # 8
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

I agree your venue chairs actually go pretty well and they aren’t those ugly banquet ones another poster had – which is why she’s swapping them out. It looks fine, save the money and allocate the decor money elsewhere. 

Post # 9
991 posts
Busy bee

I’m renting chairs but that’s because the chairs that come with our venue are samsonite folding chairs – not sexy.  Your venue chairs are actually quite nice so if the budget is already tihgt I would deprioritize the chairs.

Post # 10
3878 posts
Honey bee

ashleymarie843 :  I’m normally for chiavari chairs and besides photo and video, that is my one other splurge. But in your case, I think the chairs are quite cute. Just be thankful they are not the metallic folding ones or the standard banquet chairs where you need to cover them with white bulky ass fabric covers. Now those are hideous.

Post # 11
1613 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

No one will care about your chairs unless they are horribly uncomfortable. Save your money. I’m sure it can be better spent elsewhere. 

Side note, this may be really judgy of me but whatever… if I was a guest and found out that someone spent an extra $700 on chairs that was otherwise unnecessary but had bad food, a cash bar, or SOs weren’t invited I would be seriously unimpressed that their vision came ahead of guests. Obviously I don’t know the rest of your plans but I would put the extra money there. 

Post # 12
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Stick with the chairs you have! They’re beautiful.

Post # 13
2559 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Look at pictures of the venue with actual butts in those chairs! It makes a huge difference, and that’s what it will look like throughout the night, even when people are on the dance floor (then hopefully the music is so good no one is judging your chairs).  The only thing you’d miss is that classic “here’s my venue without any guests in it” photo with the vision that you want. 

Personally, I feel as long as they are comfy and attractive my money is better spent elsewhere. 

Post # 15
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ashleymarie843 :  I don’t think $700 is worth it. I did upgrade my chairs a bit. I upgraded from the normal plastic ones to plastic ones with a cushion. My mom suggested I do so for the older people in the crowd. I guess once you get older a cushion is appreciated. So, you might want to conisder that, but I would find a better way to spedn $700

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