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When It Comes to Choosing Chair Covers For A Wedding...

chair covers

When planning a wedding, every detail counts in creating the perfect ambiance for your special day. Chair covers are one of those seemingly small elements that can significantly transform a venue from ordinary to extraordinary. At Be Seated, we’ve helped with countless weddings over the years and are here to make your wedding planning process easier - starting with chair covers. Here’s a comprehensive guide on choosing chair covers for a wedding, covering everything from colors and styles to the timing of your selection.


Why Choose Chair Covers?

Chair covers are not just about hiding mismatched or worn chairs; they play a pivotal role in the overall aesthetics of your wedding decor. They bring a sense of uniformity and elegance, transforming basic seating into part of the event's theme. Additionally, chair covers are practical; they protect rented chairs from spills and stains and can be a more cost-effective option than renting high-end chairs.


When to Choose Chair Covers

The selection of chair covers should ideally be part of the early planning stages. Once you have decided on your venue and overall color scheme, choosing chair covers should follow. This timing allows you to ensure that the chair covers perfectly complement other decor elements, such as table linens, floral arrangements, and venue decorations. Typically, couples should start looking at options three to six months before their wedding to allow for customizations and adjustments based on the venue's existing decor and available chair types.


Choosing the Right Color

Color plays a crucial role in setting the mood of your wedding. Chair covers come in a vast array of colors, allowing you to either blend them seamlessly with your overall palette or use them as a striking contrast. Classic whites and ivories are perennial favorites for their versatility and elegance. However, for those looking to make more of a statement or to embrace a particular theme, vibrant colors like burgundy, navy, or even metallic tones can add a dramatic flair to the seating arrangements. When selecting colors, consider the lighting at your venue, as it can significantly affect how the colors appear on your big day.


Exploring Different Styles

The style of chair covers you choose can vary greatly depending on the formality of your event and personal taste. Here are a few popular styles:

  1. Full Cover: This style envelops the entire chair, creating a sleek and uniform look. It's ideal for formal weddings or if the existing chairs are less than desirable in appearance.

  2. Slipcovers: Less formal than full covers, slipcovers typically cover the chair back and seat but not the legs, offering a casual yet tidy appearance.

  3. Spandex Covers: These are perfect for a modern wedding. Spandex chair covers hug the chairs tightly, giving a contemporary, sleek look that works wonderfully with industrial or modern venues.

  4. Accessories and Embellishments: Sashes, bows, and bands can be added to chair covers to tie in with your wedding theme or color scheme. These accessories are available in different fabrics like satin, organza, or rustic burlap to add an extra touch of elegance or whimsy.


Fabric Choices

The fabric of your chair covers can impact both the look and the feel of your wedding environment. Common materials include polyester, which is durable and stain-resistant, making it suitable for large-scale or outdoor weddings. Satin and silk offer a more refined sheen, ideal for indoor, upscale events. For rustic or vintage-themed weddings, consider more textured fabrics like linen or damask.


Final Considerations

While aesthetics are crucial, don't forget the practical aspects. Ensure the chair covers fit the chairs provided by your venue to avoid last-minute adjustments. Also, consider the comfort of your guests, especially during warmer seasons; some materials might be more breathable than others.


Incorporating chair covers into your wedding decor is an excellent way to elevate the sophistication of your event while ensuring a cohesive look throughout the venue. By choosing the right colors, styles, and fabrics, and planning their selection early in the wedding planning process, you can ensure that every detail contributes to the unforgettable beauty of your big day. Contact us at Be Seated with your questions and to receive a quote today.

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