Chair Covers - Worth The Cost?

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    MrsH

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    Hello all!

    Has anyone else decided against chair covers at their wedding?

    I don't know whether it is just that I have seen so many at all the different venues/fairs/etc and the overkill has just made me dislike them, but I really don't want chair covers at our wedding.

    This is partially due to not liking how they look and partially it seems like a bit of an unnecessary expense (we are on a really tight budget).

    I considered hiring chairs instead as this can be done at a similar price to hiring the covers, but again it seems silly to pay so much when there are useable chairs at the venue. The chairs provided aren't awful (like some I've seen) but I am still concerned about how it will look as the only photos I've seen of weddings at our venue all have chair covers.

    Just interested in what others think, and whether anyone who decided against chair covers has any photos they could share?

    Thanks!
     
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    It's your wedding at the end of the day, if you don't like them, don't have them :)

    I must admit im for tho! x
     
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    MrsC2Be

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    We've decided not to have them. My venue has nice chairs though, which has made the decision a lot easier!

    http://www.bigday.co.uk/gallery/image/105-lodge1jpg/ that's a picture of the room set out without the chair covers. I originally thought I wanted them, but now I'm of the thinking that it makes the room look overly white - it's such a great building that it would be a shame to overwhelm it.

    There's also the budget issue. We're not having a cheap wedding, but it seems so ridiculous to throw money away on stuff that we don't definitely need when we could spend that on inviting more of the people we love :)
     
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    We aren't having chair covers either, like you I thought it seemed a pointless expense and our venue is so beautiful I don't think any one will notice if we have chair covers or not and if they do I don't care!

    Go with your gut and remember there are far more important things people will be looking at on the day (and looking back at photo's) than chairs! :)
     
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    We didn't have them either - like you, I just saw them as an unnecessary expense. I thought the chairs in our venue looked fine without them, and to be honest even if they hadn't been that nice I don't think anyone would have noticed anyway. Once everyone is sat down you can't see them, and after the meal it's likely that the lights will be dimmed (and people will be drunk) so no one will know!

    Here's a link to our venue's gallery - you can see photos with and without chair covers.

    http://www.sandholeoakbarn-weddings.co.uk/gallery.html
     
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    We didn't have them. I don't really like them (neither does husband) so we were never intending to have any. Our table and chair hire we left a bit late (less than a week before oops) so all I asked for was a 'natural' wood look and this is what arrived. Really pleased with them they looked great, and as Becky said once everyone is sat on them then noone notices anyway :) (I do think that the black covers can look quite cool though, if you want that dramatic type of look)

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    I am not going to use chair covers either. Instead I am going to get lots of different coloured and widths of ribbon and tie them across the back of the chair. Ribbon doesn't cost that much and makes chairs look extra special!
    I did see a photo on a blog somewhere but now I can't find it!!

    Amy
     
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    We did but only because the chairs at the venue were awful andi mean awful. Though the wedding coordinator said some people dont bother. All the pics of chairs on here so far are lovely and I don't think I would have bothered. The chairs at my venue were pale green with bronzy/metal frames.
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    Love all the photos and they have reassured me somewhat :)

    Becky - your venue is stunning!

    Helen - the chairs you have there were the ones I was considering hiring if the chairs at the venue I chose were horrible (hiring doesn't actually work out much different in cost to covers, but personally I much prefer the look). They look lovely.

    MrsC2B - I completely agree with it looking too white - that was my gut feeling as well. Black covers may be an option as someone said, but I think I will save myself the cost and go without.

    Here is a photo from my venue of a wedding without the covers.

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    Your room colours and the chair colours go well together. What table centres/colour scheme are you going to have?
     
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    I wouldn't have bothered if those were my chairs!
     
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    I had them. I got a discount on them at a wedding fayre.

    The colour scheme of the day was quite important to me, so much so that I even asked our guests to join in.

    I can't remember what the chairs were like at the venue (I'll have a peek next week!), but in a quite dark room, I think the covers served a purpose, and I was very happy with them.

    They were however by no means essential.
     
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    Helen

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    With a dark room like above they do lift it, also agree they work well with the black and white colour scheme :)
     
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    I wouldn't have them if those were my chairs. But if you had a very definite colour scheme they'd work well for that.
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    Frogbitch, I agree they worked well with that venue/scheme! :)

    I haven't yet decided on a colour scheme as it is difficult to work out what goes with deep red. Didn't really want gold, which is the obvious choice. Considering a blue/purple sort of colour (not sure what you'd call it - lavender maybe?). Want to try and choose something complementary!
     
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    Green or gold work well with red, but it would look too festive!

    Cream and red looks lovely - think cream roses and red ribbons or vice versa. It would look gorgeous without looking festive :)
     
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    Cream would be good. Or black if you want to go dramatic. Blue or dark purple would be a contrast. Ohh decisions! Have you seen any decorations/flowers etc that you like? Maybe look at a few different things and see what you like best in which colours then that will help you come to a decision. You could completely ignore the red, our reception venue had a red carpet and we didn't have anything red or going with the red and it looked fine.
     
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    I actually wanted rainbow theme but think it would be too much with this venue - I think you need somewhere very neutral for rainbow to work!

    Thanks for the ideas, will have a think! :)
     
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    in the deals site called vowscher they had not long ago an offer for chair covers...
     
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