Post # 1
So I had my heart set on gold chivari chairs for my reception..I until I saw they’re a $8.50 a pop! What! Yeah, not gonna happen lol. Anyway, I guess we will be using the white folding chairs that now have to moved from outdoor space downstairs during cocktail hour to the upstair space (the cocktail hour is on the same lawn as ceremony.. is it terrible to have people moving chairs while they’re standing there?) Sorry , sidetracked as usual. Anyway I want to dsmothering different than the big satin chair covers and/or organza sashes. I sawsometime did ribbon which is was pretty, but that stuffs not cheap either! Any ideas?!
Post # 3
If possible, can the cocktail hour be just a little bit away from the ceremony site? even 10 feet, and maybe put up a screen or something inbetween to block the work scene.
As far as decorating the chairs, truthfully, I call it a waste of money. The chairs are normally a great statement by themselves, and don’t need extra decoration. The only exception I would give would be to tie flowers or something on the chairs facing the aisle. But sashes, etc, really aren’t necessary. Sorry 🙁
Post # 4
Where are you going to be taking your pictures? Is there anywhere the guests could be invited to go so they won’t see all the movement? But…you know, if you aren’t looking for a super, super formal wedding, I don’t think it matters.
As for decoration…here is a link to a gigantic picture: http://www.homahku.com/wedding-chair-decorations/wedding-tag-chair-decorations-wedding-by-color/ The decoration looks pretty easy, and it wouldn’t get destroyed in transit.
There is this, but it looks soooooo time-consuming:
The other idea I was thinking of doing at my own wedding was having something ON each seat that was pretty yet practical, such as a flower with a program.
Post # 5
Thanks guys! Yeah I’m personally not a fan of the covers and what not. I messed up my phone so I can’t save pictures but the venue is Crosswater Hall in Ponte Vedra, if you look at the lawn that’s where the cerenony and cocktail hour are. We are only havinlinage 70 people who we are super close to, so I’m not so much worried about anyone being snooty about seeing the chairs being moved, don’t get me wrong, I would like for them not to see it, but I guess it is what it is. And they would encourage us to save the extra money on not renting duplicates. I wasthinking about madoll doing ribbons on the back row? Also, any thoughts on the gigantic balloons? I thought they were too birthday before, but am coming around to the idea of stringing them to fishing line and golf tees. Thanks so much for your advice!
Post # 6
You certainly could do ribbon on only the back row and perhaps the asile chairs for the ceremony.
For the reception you could make cute slipcovers for just the top of the back of the chair.
These can be made ahead of time and are just slipped over the back- no arranging, fluffing or buffing needed.
Post # 7
@julies1949: Aha! My mom did just buy me a sewing machine! This might be the fix! Thanks so much!!!
Post # 8
We’re using the white folding chairs from the ceremony for ourreception, we actually don’t like the upgraded chairs provided by the venue. We also don’t really like the covers.
Post # 9
ok went a wedding where the chairs were removed right after the ceremony. I don’t think anyone cared. Only you think this much detail of perfect because well you are a bride and it’s what we do. people will be more worried about talking with each other and having a good time versus the disappearing chairs