(Closed) I have always loved the look of Chivari Chairs in pictures, my florist freaked

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1428 posts
Bumble bee

I love the look of Chivaris. But well, some people it’s probably not their style. I think if you like & can afford them, then go with them.
It’s so funny really that we actually stress about how our chairs will look, because do I remember what the chairs looked like at any wedding I’ve attended…um…No! lol
However, I am a bit biased, I spent too many years in the hotel business, setting up ballrooms for wedding receptions, and thinking…ugh…why didn’t they at least get chair covers….ahhh….I’m a dang chair snob.

Post # 4
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think they are gorgeous too.  But yes, there are different levels of quality.  I looked at a venue that had gold chiavari chairs that looked like they wouldn’t support my 8 year-old niece, let alone any heftier guests.

Yesterday, I went to a luncheon that had chiavari chairs, but with a criss-cross pattern on the back that was really uncomfortable to lean against.  

And of course, there is the whole padded seat, no padded seat issue.  I would definitely ask to see a sample of whatever chairs you are renting or are included with your venue.

Post # 5
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Maybe he just wants you to have chair covers over your chiavaris so he can make the commission off that as well…  🙂 

Post # 6
2640 posts
Sugar bee

 I was going to say the same thing about the commission.  Or maybe the color of the chairs doesn’t go with your color scheme?  I think chivaris are nice.  If you want them tell him to deal.

Post # 7
62 posts
Worker bee

That is weird. I’ve never heard of anyone thinking chivaris are somehow less nice – usually the gripe is they’re nice but too expensive! I agree about the commission!

Post # 8
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I like those chairs too, and to be honest, he needs to STFU!! It’s your wedding, it should be how you want it. It’s not like you were asking for your guests to sit on bean bags. If it were me, I’d fire his ass in less than 2 seconds flat. Then again I don’t like people second guessing my opinions or being rude like that. Not everyone can be that blatently straightforeward with a person, lol. I’m the type of person who doesn’t put up with crap, and if someone’s gonna offend me, they will get a piece of my mind!

The place I’m having my wedding at doesn’t have chivari chairs as an option, they have covered chairs (at no extra cost to me) so I’m just doing those!

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