(Closed) I don’t like chair covers + sash but the chairs are ugly

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
101 posts
Blushing bee

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
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • 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
2554 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I second looking for chairs to rent. I would have said just go with chair covers, but that’s expensive!

Post # 9
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

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 # 11
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We are having black seat covers for a modern twist.

Post # 14
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@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 # 16
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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.

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