Monday, February 4, 2013

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Seating

I think a lot of banquet venues purchase ugly chairs just so the client will rent a chair cover and sash, which could easily start $4.50 per chair (I'll touch on that in another blog).  But for those with a more flexible budget, consider renting chairs with a corresponding cushion for your guest tables.  Although a bit more expensive, they can add a more elegant touch to the ceremony and reception environment.  Take a look at some of the "statement-making" chairs below:

Versailles "Chiavari" Chair
Opera Chair
Contempo Chair

Chameleon Chair
Mirage Chair a.k.a. Ghost Chair
Wooden Padded Folding Chair

And consider these cost-saving ideas should you want to rent chairs:
  • Use and reuse.  Use them for your ceremony.  Then have them moved during cocktails and positioned as guest chairs for the reception tables.  It's cheaper to higher additional staff than double the chairs.
  • If you cannot afford rented chairs for all tables, think about having them at the sweetheart table, head table or during cocktail hour.

Until next time...WEDologize!

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