Post # 1
I finally decided that I am going to splurge and go for the chivari chairs. My venue has them relatively cheap ($5/chair) and I do think they make a difference. Fiance and my parents, however, think I am totally crazy and wasteful. (In fact Fiance has been singing. “I’m sorry. We can’t afford chivari but that doesn’t mean you can’t sit down,” to the tune of CLo’s “Gold Digger.”) Anyway, did anyone else deal with naysayers? How did you convince your loved ones that you weren’t crazy and that chivari chairs were worth the splurge. I would be paying for them myself, but I would love it if everyone was on board
Post # 3
How about showing them a picture of a full room set up with the chairs you want and with regular chairs? It doesn’t have to be in your venue, maybe you can find something on the internet? Hopefully they’ll realize the impact some chairs make!
Post # 4
I only think they are really needed if your reception is in a large ballroom or hall. But if there is a way you can pull money from other parts of your budget then go for it, they certainly are beautiful. I personally just think they are an added cost that is not necessary. I think a wedding can look beautiful without them.
Post # 5
@AlwaysSunny: Oohhh! Good idea…..
Post # 6
I am going through this same struggle. We are geting married at a country club, and they offer the plan club chairs which are kind of big and bulky so was kind of wanting to go with the chivari chairs to provide more space and make the room feel more open. $5 a chair is not that expensive, they are asking $12 a chair at my location. I guess depending on how many guests you have, it might be a good idea. But, if it isnt in your budget dont stress it too much, after the wedding I doubt people will remember the kind of chairs you have.
Post # 7
thats a great price for them! I say go for it and don’t feel bad – they make a HUGE difference (you’ll especially notice in pics), but I doubt you’ll be able to sway Fiance to see this – men!
Post # 8
I say do what’s important to you… even though we’re not upgrading. I thought they looked great, but decided to think back on all the weddings I’ve been to…and… Nope, couldn’t remember a single chair I sat in, lol. So that money will go toward something else more important. I wanted a dress and a cake. I’m spending more to get the cake I want.
Post # 9
No regrets! You only get one wedding. After the wedding everyone will understand why they were necessary. I loved the chairs in our venue but the white dance floor overlay with monogram that was a major splurge was probably one of the most talked about things about the wedding. It made the room. The chairs will too. You can’t say “wow” to chair covers or banquet chairs?
Post # 10
I am having those chairs as well!! And I would fight tooth and nail to get them! People may think, oh it’s just a chair, but when it comes down to it, its the one item that you will have the most of in your room and it’s EVERYWHERE! All the pictures will contain this item of decor, and if you hate them, you’ll regret it.
Chiavari is nice because they are clean, stream lined and elegant looking. Also they don’t need covers so you won’t have all this fabric in your room. They really do add a significant amount to the end look of a room.
Post # 11
And if you’re fiance doesn’t care or notice the difference, then what’s the matter with getting them! It’s not like he is ATTACHED to a banquet chair. Just get the chairs. Lol.
Post # 12
We’re upgrading the the gold chivari chairs for our wedding. For our venue it’s like $6 or $6.50/chair, and I HAD to have them. I have been doing a lot of DIY projects for the wedding that have saved us a lot of money (and it helps execute our theme). So with all the money we were saving, I felt the chairs will happen!
So maybe you can do the same thing, and try to cut budget money from some other aspect of your wedding.