(Closed) Please convince me that I don’t need chiavari chairs!

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Chivari chairs are beautiful, but by no means a must have. I had never even heard of them before I began planning my wedding (I have seen them/sat in them before, but never really paid attention to them). Guests are much more likely to be impressed by a delicious cheese course than by chairs. Plus, once everyone is seated, you won’t even notice them in photographs.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
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  • 10 years ago

Outside wedding…don’t use them…not practical at all…

Inside wedding…they look great! in an EMPTY ROOM! Your family and friends won’t care about the chairs…is only the brides that do. Save your money for a tasty dessert table…for the photographer…bigger cake…prime steak! Donate it to cancer research! do I really need to keep going???

 Down with chivaris!!! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
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  • 10 years ago

Outside wedding…don’t use them…not practical at all… Inside wedding…they look great! in an EMPTY ROOM! Your family and friends won’t care about the chairs…is only the brides that do. Save your money for a tasty dessert table…for the photographer…bigger cake…prime steak! Donate it to cancer research! do I really need to keep going???  Down with chivaris!!! 

Post # 6
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Newbee

I could not tell you what type of chairs I’ve sat in at any wedding I’ve attended.  I personally think they are a huge waste of money and one of those things that the wedding industry has come up with to make more money off of us…. feed people well and they’ll have a good time!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Want vs. Need.  I want a marriage I don’t need a wedding. It’s that simple.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

The only time I have noticed the chairs at a wedding is when they used standard ballroom/hotel chairs that were not covered. That being said, I do love chiavari chairs…but think standard chairs covered with a bow or something can look just as elegant. And really…chiavari vs. cheese? That’s a clear decision in my mind!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

You don’t need them!!! Trust me- because that money needs to be used elsewhere! (CHEESE!).

I went over budget by 100% due to wants vs. needs and not getting those straight through my head— I rented 1k in glassware b/c I didn’t "like" the stuff available at the place I held my reception.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

ANd I mean I was planning on only spending 6500-7k on the wedding and we were over 12k… WTF??? I’m in grad school & hubby is a darn cop. We just don’t have 6500 laying around. I mean we had to cut into rent money and had no honeymoon because I had way too many wants vs needs moments.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I am going through the same damn crisis and I literally still have to ask my Fiance and BMs to talk me out of it.  Those damn chivaris are so damn beautiful in pictures.  But as other posters said, I put myself back in time to those weddings I attended and I can’t remember about 90% of the details there.  No chivaris, for you or for me!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I am going through the same damn crisis and I literally still have to ask my Fiance and BMs to talk me out of it.  Those damn chivaris are so damn beautiful in pictures.  But as other posters said, I put myself back in time to those weddings I attended and I can’t remember about 90% of the details there.  No chivaris, for you or for me!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

YOU DON’T NEED CHIVARI CHAIRS!

Chivari Chairs : Wedding Industry

Crack : Crackhead

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

Seriously, unless you fill your wedding album with a bunch of pictures of the empty room, you’re never going to notice.  We are having our reception at our country club, a place I have eaten dozens and dozens of times.  When the event coordinator asked me if the chairs were okay, I had to look around the room!  I have spent days out of my life sitting in those chairs, and had no idea what they looked like!  I think that says it all.  Your guests will never notice the chairs unless they are terribly uncomfortable, or frighteningly wobbly.  Think about the last wedding you went to – or a restaurant you eat at often – what were/are the chairs like?  See?  You can’t remember either.  Spend your money on something that people will remember.

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

Don’t do it! Seriously, as a guest, unless you have plastic fold-out chairs (not that I am dissing those chairs if anyone is having them), I wouldn’t notice. I prefer food over chairs, any day!

 I had a non-wedding "please talk me out of buying this" moment today, and sadly Fiance egged me on instead of stopping me, so now I have 10 lbs of gummi bears from amazon… maybe I should’ve come here for help instead of asking him.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

So, if I were a guest at your wedding, I would love you forever on a cheese course alone. But then again, I am a cheese-whore. I vote for cheese over chairs!

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