(Closed) Chairs… 2 seperate sets for outdoor/indoor or the same? How?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3342 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

If you have one set, you need to consider who will be doing the chair moving.  I once went to a wedding where the guests were asked to bring their chairs inside for dinner.  I thought it was odd.

Post # 4
552 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

It seems silly (and expensive!) to rent two sets of chairs… but last summer I went to a wedding and we had to move the chairs inside after.  It was a little strange, but it could probably work better in your situation if you had designated people to move the chairs inside while you and your new husband directed the guests to a receiving line.. 

Post # 5
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we are planning to move chairs since they come free with our venue and we would have to rent a second set all for a half hour of use. We are planning for it to be one of the ushers (and a few teenage boy cousins) tasks to bring them all inside after the ceremony. For us it is a matter of from the terace to the inside so not a big deal.

Post # 6
32 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

The staff at our venue (hotel ballroom) took the chairs we rent from our ceremony and reassembled them into the dining room during cocktail hour.  we made sure they used the service entrances and the sides so it wouldn’t be a distraction for the guests.  If you have staff at your venue, ask if they are able to move the chairs from ceremony to reception for you.  Chairs can be expensive to rent, so definitely try to avoid doubling up on costs!

Post # 7
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

You’re in almost the EXACT same situation as me! We’re having the ceremony outdoors and then the reception in a tent about 20 yards away…Our caterer said that she could have a few of her servers move the chairs during cocktail hour so we didn’t have to rent out two sets…Can you ask your venue if they can offer some help with moving them? Personally, I would try to avoid renting two sets if you can…Another option, which someone mentioned, is to enlist a few friends to help move them right after the ceremony…

Post # 8
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We were just having this conversation last night!  We have to rent chairs for our outdoor ceremony in a park, but then have to rent chair covers and sashes for the not so cute chairs at our venue right next door.  For the price I could have pretty much just rented one set of Chivari chairs!  And then told everyone to take their chair with them…which would have been awkward.  Still bums me out though.  But if your caterer would move them for you, that would be great!

Post # 10
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am in this exact same dilemma… I think we’re just gonna have to go with asking cousins and close friends to do it as discretely as possible immediately after the ceremony.

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