(Closed) Ugly chairs…what do you think about this?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What should we do about the chairs?
    Leave them, no one will remember what the chairs looked like : (23 votes)
    58 %
    Cover them with just chair covers : (12 votes)
    30 %
    Splurge and get chair covers and sashes to match the table runners (venue doesn't have the sashes) : (5 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    2822 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I am slightly biased, because we are using chair covers with sashes for our ceremony chairs, so I say go for it. Our venue charges an insane amount, so we ordered them online for much much cheaper and will resale everything after the wedding. I think they make the ceremony look much nicer with the chair covers and sashes. 🙂

    Post # 4
    4518 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think they’d look totally fine with no sash. I’d save the extra $1.50/chair. I’f you decide yuo really want the sashes, I’d consider springing for the venue’s deal rather than having to deal with tying them on yourself.


    Post # 5
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    What color will the chair covers be?

    Post # 6
    925 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    OMG I had the SAME problem, except our chairs were BURGANDY!! and my colors did NOT go with burgandy at all!! I was never one who loved chair covers, in fact I didn’t let a lot of things bother me, but these chairs really did. Who puts burgandy chairs in a hall that people rent out?! I think they do it so they can make money on people renting chair covers…

    I decided to rent the chair covers with no sashes, to save money. It was $3.50 per chair with the sash and I think we saved a dollar each by not doing the sashes. It really is such a rip off, especially considering that you can BUY chair covers online for around 2 bucks a piece! I know the fee is mostly for cleaning them, but still, it can’t be THAT much!

    Normally I’d just say don’t rent anything, nobody will notice, but when you put that much time into making your centerpieces look so pretty, to have something that doesn’t match at all throw it all off is really frustrating. Maybe nobody else will notice, but I was afraid I would!

    Post # 7
    46465 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Platinum, light pink and ivory are basically all neutral colors and will go with anything.

    I will preface my remarks by saying that I think chair covers, in the majority of cases, are a waste of money. You have chosen your palette. Why would you want a sea of white to be the one thing that your guests see when they walk into the room?

    Once your guests are seated the chairs will not be visible. If you hate then that much you can have your photographer take pics of the table without the chairs.

    Post # 8
    630 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I voted go for just the chair covers at least because it sounds like it’s really bothering you. But honestly, I don’t think anyone will notice/remember the chairs all that much. If you do decide to cover the chairs, buy them used or from a site like linentablecloth or something so you can resale them after the wedding to get a little $$ back.

    Post # 9
    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Check Craigslist. Our venue wanted to charge us almost $5.50 a chair for cover and sash (upwards of a few hundred dollars..YIKES) so I checked out Craigslist and found a company who did them for a buck a chair. They delivered, set-up and came back to tear down and it cost me $90 total.  (Not suggesting your chairs are ugly and you should cover them, just saying you can find a great deal with a little hunting. I found a few of our vendors on CL, who did a phenominal job for wayyyy less)

    Post # 10
    1827 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m biased because I’ve known since the age of 13 that when it came time to get married I’d be a crazy person about chairs. I’d cover them, definitely!

    But I don’t think anyone will miss the sash. In fact, I heard that sashes can easily get moved out of place and the night progresses and they just end up looking messy.

    Post # 11
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    To be honest, I’ve been to 15 weddings in the past two and a half years, including my own, and I don’t remember even a little bit what any of the chairs looked like, except ours because of photos.

    I totally get that you want it to look nice for your wedding and your photos, and I’m with you. I just wanted to encourage you not to let this decision stress you out or put you totally over budget.

    That said, I think the chairs would look fine with covers, sans sashes.

    Post # 13
    9 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You could also try asking the venue for pictures of receptions they’ve hosted, specifically examples with and without the chair covers.  Our reception venue had a photo album of past events, so it was helpful to see all the different options.  Perhaps yours has something like that as well.

    We went without chair covers at the reception… the chairs were dark green and the wedding colors were blue and silver.  The chairs totally blended in with the carpeting and the pictures came out just fine.

    Post # 14
    368 posts
    Helper bee

    Have you called around to see how much chairs would be to rent? Maybe you could rent a nice sivler chair to match your scheme. But, in all honesty the chairs probably will blend in.

    Post # 15
    591 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Us too! I ended up buying taffeta sashes in platinum online, and will just re-sell them after the wedding.

    Post # 16
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I totally understand the idea that you want it all gorgeous.

    However, before I planned my wedding, and after I had it, I do not remember most things from the weddings of my friends and family. They dont care, only you do.

    If it bothers you that much and is worth the money, go for it. But do it for you, not for your guests

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