- 11 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Bees, I need your help. We have gone back and forth between reception halls for what feels like forever (or a month, but whatever). My dad is helping us pay for the reception, which we are SO appreciative of, and we are trying to make it as economical as possible so as not to take this gift for granted. There are only a few things I want at my reception: food, music, dancing, and the overall look not to be too hideous.
We have it narrowed down to 2 halls:The first will hold less guests but has a “blank canvas” feel where no colors would really clash. The second hall will hold 75 more guests but has burgandy EVERYTHING. The worst part are the burgandy chairs…
Who decorates a hall in BURGANDY??!!!? The napkins, carpet, walls, and chairs are this non-matchable color. We got them to agree to throw in white napkins and tablecloths at no extra charge, but we still have to deal with the awful, fully-burgandy chairs. I just feel like it is going to really clash with my burnt orange and soft yellow wedding colors. I don’t want to look at my pictures and only see clashing chairs with my bright colors. Is it going to look like I didn’t care about how my reception looked??
Now for the other part in this dillema: my dad refuses to pay for the white chair covers for the chairs. I understand, because they are asking a ridiculous price for them, but it is the only “extravagant” thing that I requested. We are already saving over 1000 bucks if we have the reception at Hall 2, and we got the manager to reduce the price of chair rentals to $2.75 per chair (it originally cost 3.75 and included sash and napkins–I even tried to save by not doing sashes or matching napkins!). My dad is not trying to be mean, but he is not rolling in the dough, and I know he is leaning toward hall 2 because it is a better price. Plus not having to pay for the chair covers would save him almost 800 bucks. I told him that maybe we can scrounge up the money to pay for the chair covers ourselves but he doesn’t think that is right to do. So basically it is down to–can I get Hall 2 with chair covers? If not, I may go with Hall 1.
I am not a picky or materialistic bride. I don’t need everything to be totally “perfect” but I DO want to look like I have taste, and those burgandy chairs are, to put it nicely, tacky with a capital T. They match nothing and I don’t want to look at my wedding pictures in years to come and see ugly burgandy chairs. Yes, I know, who cares that much about chairs–well, this one time, I will, especially if people comment on how the colors all clash and if I can’t stand the look of the place.
I looked up chair cover rentals and for-purchase places online and found a good deal, but I’m not sure if they will let us bring in outside chair covers.
Does anyone have any other suggestions of what I could do to make this decision easier?