(Closed) Chiavari Chairs vs Chair Covers

posted 11 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What type of chairs should I have for my 250+ wedding?

    Chaivari Chair with no sash for $3.25/chair

    Chaivari Chair with a sash for $3.85/chair

    Finding Chair Covers on wedding bee and attempting to sell them after

  • Post # 3
    274 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am not a big fan of chair covers though so maybe this is too subjective. I like the chivari chairs best. They are very classy and that is a great price for them!

    Post # 4
    3928 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    It is totally up to you and the look you are going for.

    Our venue provides Chaivari chairs in their fee. I was going to get sashes for them, but decided that we didn’t need the extra cost because Chaivari chairs are beautiful on their own. Sashes and chair covers look great for pictures but, in my opinion, aren’t worth the extra cost. I would rather spend that money elsewhere.

    Post # 5
    805 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am not a big fan of chair covers, so I voted for chivari chairs. I think they just look elegant and classic!

    Post # 6
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    Like @afuturemrsl, I am not a fan of chair covers at all, so I’m not very objective here. I’d say to go with the Chiavari chairs with no sash – I think sashes are unnecessary.

    But does your venue come with chairs and you’re just trying to upgrade? Unless they are BUTT-ASS UGLY, I’d suggest saving your money and just using them as-is. Nobody notices chairs except for the bride.

    (Again, I’m not objective. I have very strong feelings about chairs in general).

    Post # 7
    2039 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love chiavari chairs. if you go for them, I would not do a sash–they don’t need it.

    Post # 8
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    By The Way, that is a great price. The rental company I’m using charges $7 apiece for Chiavari chairs. I’m just using their regular white folding chairs, though.

    Post # 9
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m totally going against the grain here, but I say chair covers.

    I, like everyone else, totally prefer the look of the chivaris over the chair covers, however, have you ever sat in a chivari chair? I have and I find them very uncomfortable (maybe I’m just like the Princess and the Pea and really picky about chair comfort?!). There are few things I hate more than being uncomfortable when I have to sit for a long period of time (especially because at weddings you’re usually sitting for a minimum of two hours during dinner).

    The price on the chivari chairs is great though!

    Just thought I’d bring another opinion to the table.

    Post # 11
    740 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Woo Hoo! That’s great! It seems people are more willing to negotiate with the economy the way it is now

    Post # 12
    5 posts
    • Wedding: December 2010


    There’s a company that is very good.  I’m using them for my wedding next year.  They deliver to PA, NJ or NY. 


    (908) 930-5948

    They are running a special on Chiavari chairs for $5.  You can call them directly.

    Post # 13
    1 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Christy213: Hey Christy! I live in Peoria area and was wondering if you could tell me which company you are thinking about renting the chiavari chairs from? The cheapest I have found is American Rental for $6.00.  I think you should do chiavari chairs without a sache! Good luck on your upcoming wedding! 🙂

    Post # 14
    7103 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I love the chiavari chairs. I don’t like the chair covers. Plus, when men in particular have got their jackets on the back of a chair what’s the point in having covers?

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