(Closed) Is the nicer chair worth the money???

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Which chair would you choose?
    White resin for $3.50 a chair : (14 votes)
    54 %
    White plastic for $1.50 a chair : (12 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If you can afford it I really think you should get the nicer chairs.  The plastic charis just do not say wedding to me.

    Post # 4
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee

    Impossible to judge without the background.  It depends on your budget, other expenses, priorities etc.

    Post # 5
    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Like @Moose1209 said – – if its in your budget I would go with the $3.50 Resin chair. There are different factors that can play a role though. If your wedding is an outisde garden wedding – – or even an evening barn wedding I think the $1.50 chais would suffice.  I have to agree a though, the $1.50 chair don’t scream wedding IMO, they scream backyard picnic and/or bbq.

    Post # 6
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My wedding planner actually recommended that we go with the cheaper chair. When you have that many and its all lined up neatly it still has a pretty effect. She made the point too that no one usually remembers the chairs! Also side note if you are planning an outside wedding the more expensive ones collect water way more easily, so if it rains even a little the chairs will be impossible to dry whereas the cheaper ones can be wiped down.

    Post # 7
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m going to have to disagree with the PPs – I think it kind of silly to spend an extra $300 for chairs that your guests are going to see / sit in for 30-45 minutes tops for the ceremony.  If you were talking about reception chairs, I probably vote upgrade, but for the ceremony, they are used and seen for so little time is seems like a silly expense.  But if you’ve got an extra $300 just floating around ….

    Post # 8
    5762 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Get the cheaper ones if they are just for the ceremony. Those very chairs were our options too and the caterer kept ‘forgetting’ and adding the more expensive ones. When I called the rental company myself about them,she told me 99% of brides get the cheaper ones for the ceremony. Here’s how ours looked outside.

    Post # 9
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I hope people remember the chairs!  As a surprise my dad shelled out $8.50 a chair for the chivari chairs I wanted (which I had told him NOT to do because it was too much money!).  And I actually had a barn wedding!   A super nice converted barn, but still a barn.  But I actually always remember chairs at a wedding.  For some reason I always notice what the chair situation is. 


    ETA those were reception chairs.  My ceremony was in a church with pews so I don’t have experience with picking ceremony chairs.

    Post # 10
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I have never cared what my butt rests on before. Save yourself the dough!

    Post # 11
    114 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would go with the less expensive chair…I was having that same problem and thats what I am going to do. There are other things for my wedding I would rather spend my money on than chairs. (ie having a longer open bar).  In the end no one is going to care what the chair they sat in looked like. People don”t leave a wedding talking about chairs.

    Post # 13
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    In your position, I would go with the more expensive ones, but only because I don’t like those particular plastic chairs – I find them to be a little rickety.  That said, for 30 minutes, it’s really not that big a deal.  

    Post # 14
    990 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve sat in both chairs and both are equally uncomfortable, however I think going with the nicer chairs might be worth the money

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