Post # 1
Hello ladies! I’ve been driving my fiance crazy tossing back and forth on chairs options for our reception and a friend told me I should ask you all! Our venue comes with white garden chairs and we can rent chiavaris for $1,500-ish. Which chairs do you prefer? Should I splurge for the chiavaris?? Please help!!
Space without chairs. White tablecloths are standard – we’d have to rent any other color.
white garden chairs:
I wish I could find better photo of the space with each type of chair. Maybe that’s why I’m having such a hard time deciding. Anyway, thank you to everyone for your opinions!!
Post # 3
I think both look great. The chiavaris are more elegant than the garden chairs, but I do really like both. It depends on the look you’re going for for your wedding. Personally, if I had to chose between the two myself, I wouldn’t want to spend an extra 1500 if the chairs looked as nice as the garden ones do already. Plus the white matches the white table cloths and will go probably with mostly any color scheme; I can’t tell what color exactly the chiavaris are in that picture. I guess another thing to consider is how comfortable each option is, but in my mind I’m hoping people will be up and dancing/mingling most of the night after dinner. You can also add a sash to the chairs to get a splash of color if you do the garden chairs and if that’s important for you.
Post # 4
I think the garden chairs are nice, I would not spend $1500 on chiavaris but that’s just me. If it’s really important to you and it’s within your budget, go for it. But if the money is better spent somewhere else, skip the chiavari. Once your guests are seated and the party is ongoing nobody will notcie what chairs you have.
Post # 5
I’m for the Garden Chairs as well. Maybe I’m just really cheap but I cannot imagine paying and extra $1500 on the Chiavari chairs….the guests most likely won’t pay attention to what chairs they are sitting on anyways, and I feel the money could be better spent on something else.
Post # 6
I love the garden chairs. Personally, I really dislike chiavari chairs.
A really good question to find out, though, is which is most comfortable?. Your guests will be sutting for a long time, you want them comfortable.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
We have to rent our chairs, and are going with the white wooded ones. I prefer the look of them, and the cost difference of $3.50 vs $7.50 made for an easy decision.
You can get color on the table with napkins/runners if you want, but the white on white is pretty sharp!
NO one is going to remember what chairs you had, trust me. You’re much better spending that money on something else (like the honeymoon!)
Post # 8
I know the chiavaris are expensive but I think they look so much better. No one will care what chairs you have though quite honestly BUT if I were at a wedding with chiavaris I would notice the upgrade.
Post # 9
I think it depends on if this is in your budget. If it is, then I would go for the Chivalris. If it’s going to make things tight or other things not doable, then it’s not worth it.
Post # 10
Depends on your wedding colors but I just couldn’t drop that much money on chairs! I even gave up chair covers and we’re having the sorta-ugly conference chairs because I just couldn’t imagine spending that kind of money on chairs.
Post # 11
I like both. I guess it comes down to your colors.
Post # 12
I actually really like the looks of the garden chairs with your venue. I would save the $1500 to be able to spend it in another area 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2016 - Beck Rec center
depends on the time of the day I think the brown would look awkward at the middle of the day
Post # 14
I think the garden chairs already look nice. I don’t think I could justify spending the extra money on somehting that already looks good.
Post # 15
I like the garden chairs to be honest.
Post # 16
i would not pay for the chiavaris but then again chairs are not the most important part of a wedding for me. i think the garden chairs look fine and when the room is filled, you won’t even see the chairs. and honestly i never noticed chairs at weddings until i started planning my own wedding. i think chiavaris are nice but I will not spend $10 to rent a chair. i heard that they are also extremely uncomfortable for larger people (like men). my venue changed out the chiavaris for chameleon chairs a while ago.