(Closed) Did you notice the chairs at weddings you attended before you started planning?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Did you notice the chairs at weddings you attended BEFORE you started planning?

    Yes

    Sometimes

    No

    I didn't before, but I notice them now that I'm planning my own wedding.

  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If they were very bad or very nice, or clashed with the rest of the look, yes I’ve noticed them, but I’m naturally detail oriented. I think that you may not SPECIFICALLY notice the chairs, but you do notice that everything looks “nicer” and “more pulled together” when you have nice chairs, even if you aren’t aware that the chairs are what’s doing it. I went to two weddings in a row that looked ALMOST identical…except one had folding chairs and one had chiavari. The one with chiavari chairs looked SO much better. It just FIT with the formality of it all. If it was an informal wedding I’d just care about comfort, but yes, I do notice if everything else is formal and matching and the chairs stick out like sore thumbs…but that may just be me 🙂

    Post # 33
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    P.s. I don’t know about where you live/your vendors/your venue, but my venue told us (they could have been lying, but we wouldn’t be renting the stuff through them, so it wouldn’t matter to them either way) that chair covers would come out to almost as much/the same as just getting the chiavari chairs

    Post # 34
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Yes. I have ALWAYS hated banquet chairs with fabric covers, so I’ve noticed everything else: garden chairs, chiavari, just pretty normal chairs, etc.

    Post # 35
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think black is a good color…Its the color chairs I will be renting for my wedding. But everyone is diff. To each is own.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Nope, never noticed chairs. And I noticed a centerpiece all of ONCE (when I admired how small and sophisticated it was, rather than a floral monstrosity). This is a good lesson for us. We don’t need to sweat about things NO ONE will notice. And on our wedding day, we will be too busy with our new HUSBANDs, family, and friends, to notice either.

    Post # 37
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I have noticed a lot at weddings before I was engaged – but im a freak!! haha. I have been in the restaurant indusrty and the front of the house for a long time and I notice details. Its just a pain in the ass bc now im worse!! haha.
    But i say that 90% of people wont notice. and if they do — pretty much 99% of THOSE people wont remember them!

    Post # 39
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Nope, I never notice them. I think there are a lot of ways to save money on a wedding, and the chair covers is a good example. 

    Post # 40
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I never noticed them before my own wedding.  Every other wedding I had been to had old metal folding chairs and was in a big Catholic church gymnasium. 🙂 I think it is a great way to save money (not getting covers or chair updgrades), however.  There are so many other things you can spend that extra money on instead!!

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I always notice the chairs.  Part of the reason we chose our venue was the chairs are nice.  Not chivari.  🙁  But not banquet chairs and not chair covers.  But modern clean.  

    I am abnormal though and obsess over details, as most brides on the Bee seem to do!  Don’t give it another thought.  No one will pay attention!

    Post # 42
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    1006 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Yes, I noticed but I’m an interior designer so I notice everything like that.

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I only noticed chairs when they were really ugly (e.g., bad condition) or really pretty (e.g., ghost chairs, chivari chairs). I am sure yours will be fine!

    Post # 44
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t notice the chairs, per se, but I do think they add to the overall mood that the decor sets.  Same thing with centerpieces – I don’t really notice them, but they add to the overall look, which I do notice and remember.

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I notice because I’m a design student but do I really care? Not really unless they’re  uncomfortable. It’s not going in my home or one of my projects. I don’t think about where I park my butt for a few hours unless they will make said butt (or back) hurt. Nice looking chairs add to the overall look but it’s not priority #1 budget wise.

    Post # 46
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I rarely noticed them unless they were some funky color.  Like the goldish brown pews in our church before its remodel.  Althought they didn’t look bad in Aisle shots during the wedding, they did look bad – or some old chairs – or if you ask me  worst I ever saw were red banquet chairs when the colors were nothing close to that and once the outdated Orange covered Pews with Orange Carpet..  eek..   and the Bridesmaids were wearing Peach..  it was awful  –  even the icky Orange carpet and fluffy Long Peach dresses, it was a beautiful day because too people said I do and allowed me to share that special day..

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