(Closed) Help!! Ceremony seating too ugly

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
3985 posts
Honey bee

rowemance2017 :  Like you said, most people won’t notice chairs but I am on the minority who definitely does. I don’t like those chair covers as well because they too look dated and pretty bulky for the most part. It really sounds from your post that this chair situation bothers you. Usually those resin folded chairs with a seat pad looks pretty good for a rustic outdoor wedding…especially the dark brown ones. Google it so you can see which chairs I’m talking about. They cost about $3-4 per chair in my area which I think is reasonable. I would set aside $$$ for the chairs if I were you, since you said that is still an option, I would hate to look at my wedding pictures with ugly chairs knowing that I could have done something about it before hand. 

Post # 3
1056 posts
Bumble bee

I hear you, having ugly white chairs is easily forgotten about, but blue… I would feel the same way.

I would just rent white plastic ones… yes they are not perfect, but they will be forgotten about and will probably just blend in.

We had white plastic chairs and then white chiavari chairs for the reception. If you can rent chairs for both why dont you rent chiavari chairs? Just make sure your venue is fine with moving the chairs around… even tho it’s at the same place they may not let you, or they may charge you.

Post # 4
3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course

Truthfully, bright blue plastic chairs sounds pretty bad with the colors you’ve chosen. I would go with rental chairs. Maybe dark wood if available? How much are they? Either rentals, use chair covers (which I don’t personally care for either) or completely change your reception colors if possible.

rowemance2017 :  

Post # 5
1937 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I actually think most people DO notice chairs. especially when everything is in the same location as those chairs follow you! You sit on them during the ceremony… At dinner… And if you want to take a seat during the reception.

I paid a small fortune to upgrade my chairs and I don’t regret it. They looked gorgeous in photos and were comfortable to sit on. We had a sit down dinner.

Post # 6
47175 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

rowemance2017 :  Blue, purple and copper actually go very well together.

If you look at wedding pics online, you will see that very little of the chairs are visible once the guests are seated. The largest area of color that will be visible is the back of the back row when you are walking down the aisle.  If you really can’t live with them as is, but don’t want to rent replacements, you could drape some fabric on poles that would cover the backs of the chairs. It would look like you were defining the space.



Post # 7
115 posts
Blushing bee

I would suggest adding big purple and copper bows to the chairs, but with the time and money you spend doing that, you might as well just rent new chairs. I think that’s the best solution unfortunately!

Post # 10
9662 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Hay bales?

Post # 11
1056 posts
Bumble bee

rowemance2017 :  In that case I say just go for something that wont stand out… white you see and forget like the silence in Dr. Who, but blue chairs will stick out 

Post # 12
280 posts
Helper bee

If it’s at a camp does it have a place large groups normally go and sit outside, like  logs or on a amphitheater? Ive also seem a wedding online that was able to borrow church pews but not sure if something like that would be an option for you.

Post # 13
2410 posts
Buzzing bee

Do you have pics of the blue plastic chairs?  Maybe if we see them, we can brainstorm some ideas to make them work. 

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