Post # 31
smalltownbigworld : I’m in the minority here because I do pay attention to chairs…A LOT…but I think more people do not than do. Honestly, those kind of metal folding chairs reminds me of chairs you have stacked up in anyone’s garage. I just noticed those chairs are not even padded on the seat. If you got the budget, $400 to me is so worth the upgrade. Chiavari chairs always look elegant and enhances the venue.
Post # 32
My family went to an outdoor wedding with those white, plastic, folding chairs. They felt fllimsy. Also they felt very unsteady, being on an a slightly uneven surface.
Had a guest been over a certain weight, I don’t know if they would have felt confident sitting on them. They were also very close together as in the photo. If there was a empty seat between two guests who were wider than the chairs, I could see where it would go unused.
It was also so hot, I joked that if one in the row passed out, due to the chairs being so close the whole row would go down like dominoes.
Post # 33
2XMOB : Lol I would hope no one would pass out at my climate controlled, October wedding! Our guest list is a lot smaller than the one pictured so we would definitely have more wiggle room with the chairs, allowing us to space them farther apart than in the photo. Our surfaces will also be completely flat so we have that going for us too. I had never thought about them being flimsy though!
Post # 34
smalltownbigworld : no I wouldnt bother upgrading those. If they were real eye-sores I would, but honestly I didn’t even notice those. spend $400 on something cool, like a mini-horse.
Post # 35
Sorry to say the first thing I noticed were the chairs in the pics, to me chairs are super important for the overall look and I would take money out from decor and put them into chairs that suit.
Post # 36
I noticed the chairs as well, and for $400 I personally would do it. You might not see them in pics (they could be cropped out like in the pic above) but still, I think it makes the venue look trashy. And it’s not, its beautiful. But the chairs really de-value it for me.
Post # 37
That venue is GORGEOUS!!! I picked my venue based on price but they have gold chivari chairs and that was my final decision maker! I’m having the white folding chairs for my ceremony and then the gold for my reception. But, I honestly don’t think anyone gives two flying cahoots about your chairs. My best friend had those same exact metal folding chairs (I would have never noticed if I weren’t already planning my own wedding). No one is going to remember your chairs. If it bothers you that much maybe get some sort of sash or cover? I personally could not justify thousands on chairs when that money could be used for a house!!!
Post # 38
EDIT – since I just saw your update about the gold chairs not being included:
So I LOVE the venue! And I think the gold chairs shown in the reception space are lovely and worth the upgrade. I did notice the folding chairs and think they detract from the overall look. So I would probably upgrade, but that’s just me. My chairs were one of the favorite things about my venue though so maybe I’m biased! If you pay for the gold chairs can you use them for both the ceremony and reception or do you have to pay twice?
Post # 39
Lovely venue, but I too noticed the ugly metal chairs immediately. IMO they detract from the beauty of the venue.
It’s interesting how some of us really zero in on these things and others don’t.
Post # 40
We are upgrading to chiavari chairs for our reception, but that’s becasue regular folding ones looked riduculous in a giant courthouse with marble stone everywhere. If I had the venue you have pictured, I wouldn’t bother. I don’t think the chairs take away from the beauty of this venue.
Post # 41
I would defintely upgrade. The bright white chairs are distracting and take away from the look IMO. Also, $400 for upgraded chairs is a steal.
Post # 42
- Wedding: January 2021 - City, State
I wouldn’t upgrade personally, i asked my Fiance what the last wedding we went to, what were they chairs “four legs, we sat on them, no idea”
Post # 43
A little update since I may have confused a few of you!
The chiavari chairs would not be $400, they would be over $1000 which just isn’t feasible for us. So they are not even an option lol.
If we upgraded at all, it would be to either natural wood folding chairs or white padded garden chairs. Those would be right around $400.
Did anyone just use the same chairs from the ceremony for their reception? We have not visited the venue in person yet, so I am not sure how convenient it would be to move like 75 chairs from the loft to the pavilion during cocktail hour. I would assume that it wouldn’t take too long to do if everything else was already in place?
Post # 44
$400 is like 40 bottles of wine. Spend your money on that and no one will give a single fuck about the chairs
Post # 45
I definitely think you should upgrade.