(Closed) Chiavari chairs – chair covers – banquet chairs – opinions please!

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3078 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I really dislike chair covers so I’ll go with 1 and 3

Post # 4
540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I love the 2nd picture. I take it those are the house chairs that are covered with satin?

I think it looks gorgeous and the guests will be comfortable!

Post # 5
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

1 & 3 for me also!

Post # 6
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - The Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, 2007 Legacy Hall

Like GroovyHippieChick, I have a weird aversion to chair covers. They almost become the focal point of the room with all of the white. Personally I think the banquet chairs look lovely on their own!

Post # 7
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I love chiavari chairs personally.

Post # 8
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love chiavari chairs, but depending on your color scheme, the blue house chairs could work well too.

Post # 9
7111 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I actually lwould like 3 best. I hate the look of chair covers and I hate how uncomfortable chaivari chairs are. And I actually think the blue chairs look nice. Break up all that white space.

Post # 10
6311 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Chivari, hands down. I *hate* chair covers, they just rarely look good.

That being said, if Chivari are too expensive I would highly consider arranging your colors and decor to work with the blue of the chair. They definitely wouldn’t match if your colors were not the same.

Post # 11
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i am having a similar issue. i make my more financially saavy Bridesmaid or Best Man talk me down from the $1500 chair rental once a month. chiavari chairs are pretty, but like PP said, not always super comfy, and really chair will only matter for the first 2 minutes people walk in the room. once people sit at the tables, no one will notice them.

so if you love and can afford chiavari, go for it, but if that money could be better used elsewhere (for us its a photobooth), i think the blue ones are great as is!

Post # 12
316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012 - Hacienda los Agaves

I actually really really like how the covered ones look, they fit with the room vibe.

I have a thing for chivaris too but decided not to go with them cause guess what.. they’re uncomfortable as hell (at least the ones around here), so for the sake of our guests Mr T convinced me not togo with them.

Post # 13
767 posts
Busy bee

Chiavari, absolutely. The lime wash ones are stunning.

Chair covers are just.. bleugh.. they make the whole thing look too busy, IMO.

But I agree with the PPs who say if you can work with the blue ones, they could also work really well.

Post # 14
278 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I really like chivari chairs (and dislike chair covers).  I’m having the same “is it worth the money” thoughts as you.  Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of the blue chairs in the picture so I might spend the money.

Post # 16
25 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

My vote is for chiavari chairs for sure. I’m not a fan of the satin covered chairs and I just think that the 1st picture looks better in general. With that being said, if you can’t afford (or would rather not spend that much, which is totally understandable) then I would go with the blue ones as they look better than satin covered, in my opinion. I am paying for chiavari chairs so I might be biased, but I think it makes quite a difference in the setting. 🙂

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