(Closed) {Poll} Do I spend $ on lighting or chairs?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Where would you spend your budget?

    Additional lighting for the sweetheart's table, dancefloor, cake to avoid it from being washed out

    Gold chiavari chairs to evoke ballroom elegance

  • Post # 32
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2007

    I wasn’t going to post, since I own a lighting company and definitely think lighting is the way to go, but wanted to offer a suggestion.  Maybe consider getting chiavari chairs for the sweetheart table only and use chair covers for the rest.  This way you get the chiavari look in some of the photos, your guests have comfortable chairs with beautiful covers, and you can have the additional lighting.  As other posters have mentioned, lighting will be what your guests remember and help your videographer and photographer get better photos and footage. 

    Post # 33
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think you should definitely spend the extra money on lighting! People notice lighting so much more than chairs! Chiavari chairs are overrated anyway -they aren’t very comfortable, and I think the silver and gold ones look kind of tacky.  If you have regular banquet chairs, then I’d recommend getting chair covers.  Much cheaper than renting chiavari chairs, and more cozy looking.

    Post # 34
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

    I am thinking of it more from the photography stand point.  Lighting is everything in photography and beautiful lighting will help give you beautiful photographs.

    Post # 35
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012


    I would most definetely go with the chivari  chairs .Why you might ask because if the venue puts in other chairs you will say ” this looks nice but the chivari chairs would have made it look more beautiful. 

    Anywho, the lighting for the cake how about purchasing some LED lights or spot lights if the venue allows it to light it up . However remember to much lighting = heat = cake melting

    Luck and whatever you choose will be perfect. You know the answer go for it. If not here is a clue  “I have four legs and I can be comfortable for many guest”

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