Post # 1
We went to a wedding reception last night and the couple had the much coveted gold chivari chairs. I must admit, at first I was jealous. Then I saw people sit in them and heard the chairs creak and groan. Then I sat in mine . . . for an hour. And my butt hurt SOOOOOOO bad.
Final rating – beautiful but non-functional (if you want to sit semi-comfortably anyway). I am now no longer sad that renting them is not in my budget. Not worth the cost in my book.
Post # 3
Oh wow, that’s a bummer! I wonder if they’re all like that? They come standard with my venue so I hope they have some cushion! Although, maybe it will force people to walk around and mingle, who knows?
Post # 4
I totally agree. My caterer had a bunch of different chairs in his showroom and the chiavari were the least comfortable, but the most expensive! We also definitely noticed the squeakiness factor. I like the look of the chiavari, but we ended up going with mahogany folding chairs because they were so much more comfortable and half the price.
Post # 5
@jennifer_espos – the ones at the wedding we went to even had a butt cushion. Maybe my tush needs a little more natural cushion? IDK. But they are beautiful for sure! I just wish that form met function in this case.
Post # 6
My fiance and I went to a charity event last night where they had the chiavari chairs. It’s the first time I’ve sat in one. I was pretty comfortable, but that’s just because I had shoes that were giving me blisters and I was thankful just to sit down. That, and the fact that my long lined bra MADE me have good posture, and so I never used the back of the chair.
My fiance didn’t complain about the chair being uncomfortable, but he did mentioned that they squeaked.
Post # 7
Uh oh! Now I’m going to have to go up to my rental place and test mine out! LOL! Thanks for the heads up!
Post # 8
Wow, i have no idea that the chivari chair has these problems. But the reception room of our venue is not very spacious and they have those old school banquet chairs. That is why I considered renting the chivari chair instead of using chair cover. After hearing all the bad things about the chivari chair, I would hate to make our guests to suffer for hours. Any good sugguestions?