Post # 1
Anybody have any ideas how to make prettier? I thought of DIY covers, but Iread a lot of warnings that they most likely will not be cheap and they’re very time consuming. Also, the person who is setting up only has 2 hrs to do so. The style of the reception hall is colonial with brick beams, hardwood floors, and a fire place. Let me know if any of you have thought of great chair ideas. We have a very small budget- $6000 for the entire wedding so 2.00 a chair cover will be difficult to pull off. Thank you for your help!
Post # 3
Honestly, chairs are one of those things that people worry about way more than they need to. The most important thing about wedding chairs is the people sitting in them – trust your guests to provide all the decoration necessary. For a small-budget wedding, use the money for more important details. Nobody will remember the chairs.
Post # 5
What about just nice thicker ribbon bow around back of the chairs
Post # 6
You could do draping ribbon or lacy over the backs of the chairs or something to help hide them. I’m assuming they’re metal folding chairs?
Post # 7
Are you using metal folding chairs or white wood folding chairs? I think white wooden folding chairs would look great with the venue just as they are!!!
Though I agree with one of the posts above that no one will remember the chairs – I do have to say that the chairs help set the tone of the wedding just like the flowers, decorations, and linens do! You just need to prioritize and figure out what you want more – chairs or food or flowers or whatever!
Post # 8
They are gray metal folding chairs. I could deal with white. I do feel like nice chairs help set the tone.
Post # 9
the best advice I’ve ever gotten when it comes to chairs you don’t like is to coordinate your table cloth with it…could you possibly have a shade of gray for the table so the chair blends in and isn’t as noticable?
Post # 10
@seabunny: thats a really good idea!
Post # 11
If you have your heartt set on chair covers try linentablecloths.com you can buy them for less than 2 each free shipping
Post # 12
We used netting on our chairs 0.5m for each sash and it helps cover more than just a little sash or ribbon at a really good cost. We bought netting at a 50% off sale so it was less than 1.75$ CAN a meter and cut each metre in half. There are lots of colour and drapping options you can use as well. I vote go to the fabirc store with 10$ and buy a few options and try them out on a chair till your happy then leave it in a room for a few days so your comfortable with it. We did rent chair covers but got a really good deal on them (99cents a piece).
Post # 13
Do you sew? You can buy inexpensive fabric and make little slipcovers for the backs of the chairs. Very simple and easy for the setup person to pop one over the backs of the chairs.