(Closed) Ugly venue chairs—dress up?!

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

The chairs are not that bad seriously.
Maybe you can use some ribbon or flowers to dress the sides of the chairs.

Theres also Organza ribbons that can be made, but honestly I would suggest putting the money somewhere else. Maybe you can put a fan on each chair decorated in your colors, so if your guests get hot they will have something that can cool them off.

And, they wont be concentrated on the chair, but rather the item your left them before they sit

Post # 4
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey there! It depends on your budget what you want to do…

If you are looking for budget friendly options, Michaels sells packages of big fluffy white bows that you could put over the chairs.

If you have a bigger budget and want to use fresh flowers, check out my picture.

But you could always do the flowers on the vip’s chairs. Good luck!


Post # 5
193 posts
Blushing bee

Love the venue! 

I don’t think they’re awful, either. I don’t know what your budget is like, but if you really can’t stand them, have you considered renting new chairs? Otherwise I think flowers or ribbon would help dress them up, and of course there are the ever popular chair covers. I’m sure whatever you choose will be great – remember, the guests will hardly be paying attention to their seats!  🙂

Post # 6
94 posts
Worker bee

First off..what a beautiful location!!!!  I love that lodge.  You chose a beautiful backdrop for your ceremony.  I would suggest simple tulle bows, maybe just 3-5 loops, not big and fluffy.  Use double tails that will cascade down the back but no so far as to cause engtanglement.  You can attach to the backs of the chairs with clips or even a single piece of ribbon or a dab of doublesided tape.  If money is an issue then I would just do the end ones on each aisles.  I agree with the put something in the seat like your program, if outdoors in warm weather make the program a fan.  For those you design it, print on heavy cardstock and attach to fan handles which are available at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.  You can paint the curvy van handles in your colors and hotglue a small flower head or simple bow for added accent.


If you don’t know anyone to do tulle bows, I do them and would love to submit a bid.  Even if you have someone to do them and want an added accent I sale just the large monogrammed tags that hang from them.  Just email me or check out my store on etsy.




Post # 7
108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My reception venue has the same chairs (and has the same lodge feel) — and I can’t decide either! They aren’t too bad. I could replace them with white folding chairs, but these are really comfortable. Not a huge fan of chair covers (or the price), not sure if satin sashes would be too much (with a polyester table linen), and isn’t organza/tulle itchy on a bare back or arms?

Have you considered using just sashes?  I’ve also considered adding a ribbon and little sign (with our monogram?) on each chair back. I’ve added a couple photos of ribbon ideas…

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