(Closed) Venue says, "No outside chairs." Now What?

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4040 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Can you do chair covers with the money you aren’t spending on the wooden folding chairs?

Post # 4
3126 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

You could just get chair covers for the chairs at the venue… it would probably be around the same price as bringing in outside chairs and would work with your color scheme. I would do white chair covers.

Post # 6
930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Did you know about the chair rule before you signed the contract, or is it in the contract?

Post # 7
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

No one cares about what the chair looks like or if it matches your colour scheme.  Not worth spending money on new chairs (even if you could bring them) or chair covers.

Post # 9
46416 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsKady:  No one besides the bride cares about the chairs. If you really don’t want the maroon in your pics, you can have someone move them away from the table before the photographer takes a pic.

The minute the guests sit down, you won’t even see the chairs. The guys will take off their jackets and hang them on the back of the chairs. The women will cover it with a sweater, wrap, shawl or jacket and hang their purse from the chair.

Do you sew?? You could make these little mini slipcovers for just the back of the chair. You can make them any shape you need in the fabric of your choice.

You could also take a wider sash and tie it so that the majoiry of the chair was covered.

Post # 10
8579 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would purchase the chair covers, and then resell them on ebay or a yard sale or something.

My chair covers cost me $2.19 each, but you can get them cheaper than that [mine were universal because i wasn’t sure what kind of chairs i was getting].

Post # 11
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If it’s an evening reception, just have low light and colored light washes. No one will know the chairs are maroon!

Post # 12
2227 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Its true… nobody cares about chairs other than the bride. I was so hung up about my venue’s chairs the night before my wedding; I had originally seen it with these older wooden ones & when I went to see it again they had changed the look. I WAS MORTIFIED – I wanted to get covers but there was no time.

Seriously though, it looked fine. Chairs are chairs… when the place is full you can barely see them & nobody will notice:

Post # 13
33 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015

@MrsKady:  if you have time look into covers and resell them after. Get them from a bride. I’ve seen covers here and various other sites, including FB. Above all, don’t stress. Your wedding is about celebrating your love. 

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