(Closed) Chairs. A pain under the butt.

posted 6 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Would you cover the chairs?
    Hell yeah, those chairs are fugly! : (28 votes)
    57 %
    No, I think they're fine. : (18 votes)
    37 %
    I'd use this really awesome alternative to chair covers that I will describe in my comment. : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    2655 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Definitely! I said exactly the same thing. However, chairs are v bad in my venue so needs must!

    Post # 4
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I totally feel you on not liking traditional chair covers, I don’t either! But our banquet chairs were kinda ugly. I searched a ton of rental places and found some unique chair covers that I actually liked (they were called ‘flair’ chair covers and had ruching and stuff) – they were a bit more than traditional chair covers, but way less than Chiavari – and really, not being able to tuck your feet under the chair is not a big deal.


    Post # 5
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Well I may be in the minority here but I don’t mind those chairs. They have a kind of retro appeal. That green has a lot of blue in it (as opposed to like an apple or kelly green) – in fact I might even call those blue-green – so I wonder whether they will really even clash with your color scheme? 

    Post # 6
    32 posts
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I would definitely cover them, because it’ll make the entire room look alot nicer. And at $1-5 per chair for covers, you’ll spend less than half as much as you would on renting chiavari chairs.

    Post # 8
    5766 posts
    Bee Keeper

    What color blue are you thinking of using? Rather than cover the chairs, why not use them as part of your color scheme? Blue,silver and green would be beautiful together.

    Hard to tell exactly what color green they are, since they look bluish green to me too. Can you take some of your accessories there and see how it might look?

    Here’s an inspiration board that might help a bit.

    Post # 9
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    How much are garden chairs? They are usually half as much as chiavari and that might be a similar price to the chair covers (unless your venue includes those). 

    I would definitely not use these chairs as is, so if you must cover, you must. I hate those cahir covers too. 🙁

    Post # 10
    5546 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Well, as someone who used metal folding chairs at their reception, I don’t think they are bad. And once people are in them, you won’t see them. Save the money. Get some epic centerpieces to draw the eyes away from them but I personally hate chair covers way more than I dislike those chairs. I feel like that is something no one but someone who just or is planning their own wedding would notice anyway. 

    Post # 12
    831 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @missjuli:  I think that could work. I personally hate chair covers too (the full covers that go to the floor). They look too busy to me and make the room seem cluttered.  I also think it makes it more obvious you are trying to hide the chairs.

    The smaller one you posted is much better. Maybe not such a shiny fabric though.

    Those chairs aren’t that bad though. You’d be fine leaving them. I’ve seen way worse banquet chairs and at the end of the day it’s not a big deal.

    Post # 13
    289 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The only thing is with a smaller chair cover like above is that then you’re going to have a two toned chair, your pretty cover colour then that ugly green.

    PS what are they thinking with those chairs theyre hideous lol

    Post # 14
    790 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @missjuli:  I don’t see why royal blue and silver wouldn’t work, but I’m not sure what color your linens will be and how you’re planning to work in the different colors. Opinions seem to be very split on the chairs! 

    Post # 15
    1092 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I honestly don’t think they’re that bad. Our venue’s chairs are hideous, but we’re using them sans cover because I know I am the only one who will notice, because I’ve never noticed chairs as a wedding guest unless there were insufficient numbers, and even then, I don’t know what the chairs looked like for the people who got them.

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