Post # 1
I was wondering…what you would do or what could I do?
I honestly do not like chair covers + sash…I just don’t like the look of the whole thing. It looks dated… BUT, the chairs they have at our venue are ugly. They look like green with black metal legs. To hire covers, it is about $6 ~ 7 each. We will have up to 60 of them so it would cost around 400… Ugh… very expensive for something I don’t like?!
What can I do?
Post # 3
For $6-7 a chair, you could just rent better chairs. The standard wood folding chairs will cost less than that, and be a lot less labor intensive. Has your venue told you what they charge extra for labor to put the chair covers and sashes on? Or does the rental company do that? Is it included in the cost?
The last thing you want is your family getting stuck putting all those covers on, so make sure the labor is all lined up!
Post # 4
Do you have a picture of why the look like? To see the structure.
Perhaps using sashes with out the cover or balloons tied to the chair? Maybe inexpensive cardstock signs hanging of the back? Paper should be inexpensive.
What’s your wedding theme?
Edit:Actually, good point. You could probably just rent better chairs. Lol
Post # 5
I’m hiring tiffany chairs because i hated our venue’s chairs. Also have you seen this website they have incredible modern chair covers to hire:
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We’re renting white wooden chairs w/padded seats for $3.30. Same place rents Chivari for $7.25. There are delivery charges, but chairs could be half the price as covers.
We’re using the cheap folding chairs the venue provides for the first half hour when guests are waiting, and then during cocktail hour.
Post # 7
I second looking for chairs to rent. I would have said just go with chair covers, but that’s expensive!
Post # 8
Here are photos!!! What do you think?
To hire chiviari or other nicer chairs plus setup & packdown, it will cost around the same as far as I researched.
Haven’t a theme yet but colors will be neutral with some metalic accent.
I like the idea of putting something (a bow? drapey ribbon? a flower or paper garland) over the chair to make it look more festive. But, I’m not sure how I can achieve that!!!
Post # 9
Just get the nicer chairs if it’s the same price. It’ll look less like a tidal wave of fussy white, and more like a sophisticated wedding!
Post # 10
@Bride7844: those are pretty. I would like those for covers if any.
I don’t understand why restaurants can have such ugly chairs. haha.
Post # 11
We are having black seat covers for a modern twist.
Post # 12
@LessIsMoore: yeah, they have blach covers as well but it won’t agree with my taste. I think I don’t like the shape of covers. haha.
Post # 13
Oh no… I just looked some more in the area. I could only find companies with ugly banquet chairs for hire or one with nice chiviari chairs but those work out to cost 20% more.
Post # 14
@gramgeek: Then it’s the good old How much do I hate chair covers vs how much does my budget hate chivari chairs. Welcome to the club!
Just be happy it’s only 20% more if that’s what you choose. Here it’s 5x the price of chair covers! Chair covers are costing me $500, but chivari chairs would have cost $2500.
Post # 15
@red_pepper_gal: eeew that’s expensive!!!
I am trying to find ways to have and lessen the ugliness of the original chair without covers right now.
Post # 16
How about just using sashes? That’s how we dealt with our venue’s ugly mustard colored banquet chairs. The sashes were only $1/sash to rent and I think they were just enough distraction that people didn’t notice how awful the color of the chairs was. I hate chair covers anyway, but they weren’t in our budget at all and this was our compromise.