(Closed) reception chairs…am i the only one who cares about that??

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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388 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I was obsessive about the chairs. We had a lot of options and I wanted it to be perfect.

I know you said they only have one type but do you have any other options?

Post # 4
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207 posts
Helper bee

ask him it they have a venue that they rent chair covers from

Post # 5
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5271 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Nope, honestly, chairs were one of the top things I was concerned about. I wanted white wooden chairs & wasn’t willing to budge.

I was surprised to learn that many venues had plasitc white garden chairs, or even chairs that looked like they were from a classroom!

I feel that an item, such as chairs, really sets a tone & can really make a space look different (either bad or good.)

Post # 6
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4824 posts
Honey bee

As a guest, no one cares as long as they are comfortable.

But many brides do care. That is why there is such a big business for chair covers and chair rentals.

For me, it was not worth the cost.

Post # 8
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185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

No, you are not alone! My reception venue offers chairs with covers and sashes in the package that I got, but I decided that I didn’t really like them. I wanted nicer looking chairs (they’re called “chiavari” chairs) & for that I have to pay $5 extra per chair. Might sound crazy to some people but it’s what I want and what I think will make the reception look nicer. So again, you’re not alone! If you can, see if you can change them for ones you think look nicer 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Nope you’re not crazy.  Nice chairs were high on my list of priorities when looking for a venue.  I wanted chiavari or nicer.  The fact that our venue comes with unlimited amount of gold chiavari chairs was a huge selling point for me.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

although my chairs will have covers…they will also have a sash with a flower in the back of each. I’ve seen tulle tied on chairs that made them look really nice too.

 

Post # 11
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

you’re not crazy.  my brother’s wedding was last weekend.  his wife wasn’t crazy about the banquet chairs at the hotel.  i didn’t think they were bad looking.  she ended up renting chiviari chairs because they were just a few more dollars more than chair covers & sashes.  I didn’t think it really mattered because once everyone was seated and once the guys started draping their jackets on hte chairs, no one even noticed.  i prob would have just went with the hotel chairs because i don’t like sashes.  i really like chiviari chairs but they really are not comfortable to sit in.

how do your chairs look?  are they really that bad?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You obsessing about a detail that your guest will not recall as long as they are comfortable.  Your getting married in Greece.  Greece.  Your guest will remember being the location instead of the type of chairs they sat on.

Post # 14
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206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

do you have a picture of the chairs you’re talking about? Decorating over them might just bring extra attention to them instead of making them better.

 

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