Post # 1
Hi Bees!! So another question! As I have mentioned in my last post, I am renovating a gorgeous barn in Ohio for events! Picking out our standard chairs that will be offered with the venue I need suggestions!! The standard chairs that come with it are the fruitwood folding chairs. However we are wanting to offer an upgrade. We are caught between Chiavarii chairs and Vinyard Chairs. Would you be willing to pay an upcharge to get the chair you want?
Post # 2
The folding chair looks nice and I’m cheap, so no I would not pay anything more. I don’t like the color on the chiavari at all in any case.
Post # 3
Some chairs that come with the venue are truly awful. These here are a nice wood and cushion color! I say it’s a win because it’s not a huge difference. I would keep the venue chairs in this case.
Post # 4
Since it’s a barn, I’d want the vinyard chairs as the upgrade. I think they go well together.
Post # 5
If I were going to pay for an upgraded chair I would choose the $3 chiavari chair. I think you would get less people to upgrade chairs at a cost of $6 per chair.
Post # 6
*If* I had enough to pay for a chair upgrade I would want the vineyard chair since it’s a barn. Though I am cheap also and would never pay that much for chairs, personally.
Post # 7
The Vinyard chairs are gorgeous but EXPENSIVE!!! If it was a huge “must” with brides, I would consider buying. However at $50 a chair x300….yikes!! I think we are just going to stick with the folding chairs for now as an option!
Post # 8
Thanks! I’m hoping the folding chairs are a good base to have! The Gold chiavari is the most popular color for that style, but I was using the picture as a style reference more than for color 🙂
Post # 9
I would stick with the folding chairs since they are a nice wood to go with the barn, plus I just like the look of those more than the other two.
Post # 10
Stick with folding. The majority of brides will be fine with those. I would keep a sample of each of the other two upgrades in the office saying you’ll be adding one for the following year’s bookings and see which one gets more interest and bride’s willing to pay for. And then start actually booking them/taking deposits. That way you can get them paid for or partially paid for before you even have to purchase.
Post # 12
I paid like 7 or 8 for each chiavari chair to upgrade so yes, I’d pay. For a barn, I like the vineyard ones!
Post # 13
Even though I know chiavari chairs are super popular to me that vibe doesn’t fit at all with a barn. Do you need more than one kind of chair? I was under the impression that if a bride didn’t like a chair she tended to go through a rental company instead.
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Post # 15
I bet you’re tons of fun at parties…
Bee, I love the cross back style of the vineyard chairs!