- 2 weeks ago
I just got a marvelous surprise this morning, while doing a final walkthrough at my venue to finalize details about the layout. They replaced the ugly chairs!
So the venue provides the chairs and tables. Fortunately, the inside chairs are attractive and reasonably comfortable. But the outside chairs (for the garden ceremony) used to be just awful. They were a metal and resin folding chair in this sort of dingy “greige” color. Not really beige and not really grey. They just looked dirty. I thought about renting nicer looking chairs, but didn’t want to deal with the logistics of having rental chairs delivered/picked up within the very narrow delivery windows permitted by the venue for a 20 minute long ceremony. Not to mention paying several hundred dollars extra for those specific delivery windows.
I kept trying to tell myself they wouldn’t be that bad, that once everyone was seated the chairs would “disappear”, that maybe I could do some sort of decorative ribbon thing on them… but every time I saw a photo of a wedding at my venue with these chairs… all I could see was the chairs.
Yes, I’m one of the odd people who actually does notice & remember chairs.
Anyhow, I was so happy to learn this morning that my venue just upgraded the garden chairs to a much nicer looking white, wood, folding garden chair. It’s nothing fancy, but it is so much better looking.
Apparently, the venue got enough feedback about the ugly chairs and also got tired of dealing with rental companies delivering/picking up different chairs that they decided to just bite the bullet and buy better ones. So for anyone whose venue has unattractive chairs, it may be worth giving them the feedback – it might not help you, but it might help another bride whose wedding is a little further down the road.