(Closed) Will this look awful?? Advice please!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What should I do about my chairs?
    Put the sashes on the chairs provided--it won't matter that much : (32 votes)
    31 %
    Order the white wooden chairs and pay the extra-- it will make a big difference : (70 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think the first chair will look terrible with a sash on it, but I do see in the difference why you might want to spend the money on the second chairs.  I’ll be honest, I love the nicer chairs, but for me, the money just isn’t worth it.

    Post # 4
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    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I dont think anyone is really going to notice the chairs. The sashes will be pretty and add some color tho!

    Post # 5
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    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I like the second chair. They are the same one’s I will have at my reception and I’m not dressing them up. They are cute as is. It’s easy to get caught up in the little details that no one will even notice.

    Post # 6
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    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    hmmmm…for only an extra $260 i think i’d just go with the upgraded chairs and not have to worry about having someone tie 300 chair sashes.

    Post # 7
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    1892 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I don’t think they would look  terrible! I was just at a wedding not to long ago that used those same chairs without any added decoration. I think adding a sash would really add a nice touch.

    Have you looked into purchasing sashes? Maybe that would help you save a little extra money and you could always sell them after. Linentablecloths.com has sashes from 7.49-9.49/10pc. You could save almost $100 this way. I’m only suggesting because you need so many (I’m assuming you want them for each chair not just the aisle?)

     

    Post # 8
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    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I say spend the money for the second chairs.

    Post # 9
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    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Agree with pb and J that the chair upgrade will be worth the extra $$ in terms of time not spent worrying about sashes.

    Post # 10
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    647 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I didn’t vote because my opinion would be to do neither.  I say the chairs provided are unnoticeable and don’t need sashes.  My general feeling on chair “decorations” like sashes and covers is that they don’t usually look great and end up drawing more attention to the chairs than if the chairs were just left alone.

    If you do end up doing sashes I would suggest buying them from a place like linentablecloth.com (sign up for their e-mail list, they have sales) and at least you can recoup your costs after the wedding by reselling them.

    Above all remember, these are chairs!  No one will notice the chairs!

    Post # 12
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Chairs suck, don’t they?  I wish venues would just buy nice chairs!  That would have sold me on a venue if I didn’t have to pay hundreds extra for chair covers!

    Post # 13
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    5778 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Actually, the first chairs would probably be more comfortable as they have a larger back.

    The sashes are a pain to tie, plus if you buy them, they should all be ironed first as well. Our venue was charging us $50. to have someone tie them on for us (100 chairs), but we had to remove them at the end of the reception. Wrapped over and tied in a knot would be much simpler and neater, but will only work if the sashes are short enough. If too long, you’ll have to do bows,and they take much longer to do to look nice.

    Check out WeddingLinensDirect.com for sashes….look in the clearance section as well. They are having sheer organza on sale right now for $.49 each…10 for $4.90.

    Post # 14
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    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @ItWasntMe: I thought that too–why are all the pretty chairs less comfortable? Our venue actually provides chiavari chairs and Fiance asked if we could get something else but he thinks they are uncomfortable. Silly boy, he doesn’t know how much money people pay for those things.

    Post # 15
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    3 posts
    Wannabee

    i would definently go with the second picture , they will look gorg with a sash and your pictures will look fabulous!

    Post # 16
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    16196 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    How big a dent in your budget is $260? In some budgets, that’s a ton of $$. In others, it’s not as big a deal.

    I think the first chairs with the sashes would be very cool. 🙂

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