(Closed) Chiavari Chairs

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Chiavari Chairs or Banquet Chairs?
    Chiavari Chairs : (22 votes)
    73 %
    Banquet Chairs : (8 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    100% yes definitely.  I chose a hall with Chiavari chairs, otherwise I’d be renting them at $7 a chair, or worst case scenario, chair covers… but chairs really make a difference, IMO.

    Post # 4
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Even though I think it’s stupid people spend a lot of money on chairs (or more so – stupid that the wedding industry charges so much), if you can afford it, I would do it. I hate to admit it but I do think chiavari chairs make a huge difference in the overall look. 

    Post # 5
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Definitely. They really add to the overall look.

    Post # 6
    7299 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Those chairs are only pretty in photos. They suck ass to sit in. People say you only have to sit in them for 20 minutes. That’s not true at all. If you don’t have a cocktail hour, you have to sit and wait. Then you have to sit through the dances, speeches, waiting for dinner, cake cutting, ect. The chairs feel very cheap to me and I don’t get why they are so expensive. 

    However, if you can afford it and want it, then go for it. I would rather do those chairs than chair covers! 

    Post # 7
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @Cem0930: I had the exact same issue with my venue. You only really have two options either get chiar covers for the banqut chairs and go ahead and get the chiavari. either way you will need to spend some extra $$$ so I would go ahead with the chiavari since they add elegance to the whole decoration. 🙂

    Post # 8
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I always think they add a nice touch.  However, I would look into covers just to see which is cheaper then choose from there.  The banquet chairs alone are not attractive.  One must be mindful of the budget.

    Post # 9
    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I had the same banquet chair/chiavari chair/chair cover dillema until… I found these beauties!


    They’re “garden chairs.” Around us, they cost about $4 each to rent, which is what we would pay to rent chair covers, and I like them more.


    Maybe these don’t fit your vision, but I wished someone would have pointed this option out to me sooner. I spent over a year stressing about the “is it worth it” question for the chaiviari chairs.


    Good luck! 🙂

    Post # 10
    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I say yes. We are in the same situation. I really hate chair covers, they look really clunky and awkward to me. I think I’m paying 6.50 a chair, which includes the delivery, but we have to put the seat pad on. Seriously, the rental company will charge you $1 a piece to put the pad on, how crazy is that!?! We can do it ourselves.

    Post # 11
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @FutureMrsBondo: The “Stock” option at my venue were garden chairs but they squeak and if you have any “bigger” guests they can be a little precarious.  If you get cushions on the chivari chairs they are perfectly comfortable. 

    Post # 12
    22 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I actually upgraded to a chiavari i felt it was more cohesive and professional,you only get married once do it!

    Post # 13
    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    If you can afford it they look beautiful, but is it really worth $7 per chair?

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