Post # 1
I have my heart set on having a traditional wedding at my home church. I booked my church for my July 25th wedding months ago. The problem is my church has been in the process of constructing a new building that will be completed by my wedding date. I didn’t get to see the finished product when I booked it. I saw it tonight and was terribly disappointed with the colors that were chosen. I can deal with the hunter green carpet in the sanctuary, but I can’t deal with the mauve pink chairs. I live in a very small town and every place that I would even consider having a wedding is booked. Do I just suck it up and deal with the pink chairs, or does anyone have suggestions on how to cover chairs inexpensively? I am over my budget and can’t afford to rent new chairs. Also, I am not sure if I can move the pink ones that are already there.
Post # 3
I would suck it up and just go with the chairs. I have to keep reminding myself that no one really notices or cares about things like chairs. We may spend hours obsessing over coordinating colors, the perfect linens, etc. but your guests will just be glad to have a place to sit. (Trust me on that…I’ve been to a few weddings where there was limited chair/table space and I would’ve killed for an ugly mauve chair to give my high-heeled feet a break!)
I think you said it all in your opening sentence: you have your heart set on a traditional wedding in your home church. What’s important for you, and what you’ll remember, is that you and your fiancee will be married in a meaningful ceremony in a place that is significant to you. Enjoy your day and don’t worry about the chairs! 🙂
Post # 4
I agree…no one really ever pays attention to the chairs. They’re not going to be sitting through your ceremony thinking, "Oh my goodness, I CANNOT believe she is making us sit in these takcy chairs!!" And if they are thinking that, then screw them! 🙂
I would just say try to focus on more important things. Don’t worry about what color your chairs are, try and focus on being happy and enjoying your day with your hubby-to-be.
~good luck & much love~
Post # 5
Think about it this way- most of the pictures that the chairs will be in, will be when people are sitting in them! So you will barely even see the pink 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks, ladies! I feel better about the situation. I think I may do a candle light ceremony and not worry so much about the chairs!
Post # 7
Gina – I can honestly say I have NEVER noticed what color chairs were at a church ceremony 🙂 … your candelight idea sounds lovely!
Post # 8
You could get chair covers… Or, just don’t worry about it! Smile and have a good time! No one will notice- they will all be staring at you!
Post # 9
Candlelight sounds perfect! I agree with everyone else that people won’t notice the chairs. They will be too busy looking at YOU! 🙂
Post # 10
absolutely don’t worry about it. No one will notice the color of the chairs at the ceremony! All eyes will be on you and the groom, and if someone decides they dont’ like you because the ceremony chairs were pink, then you’re better off without that person as a friend! Good luck with everything for July!!