3 things to consider when covering the chairs for your Wedding
The world of chair covers is a bit of a minefield.
Do you opt for the stretchy kind, that are meant to fit almost any chair? Or do you pick a custom fit, linen style that doesn’t need to be fixed under the feet of the chair to secure them?
This guide will hopefully help you dodge some bullets in the crazy world of chair coverings.
These are the stretchy ‘one size fits all’ covers.
What you need to look into when picking your style of cover is the actual chair you’re covering.
Size is important to the fit of the Spandex cover. Despite them stretching to any size, attention should be paid to how they actually fit your Venue’s chairs.
By this, I mean is there a ‘slope’ formed between the back of the chair & the seat? More common on a chair with a high back, this happens when the Spandex cover is stretched to its maximum, over-extending the cover. It can be uncomfortable for your guests to sit on as the ‘slope’ pushes them forward.
There’s also a greater risk of the covers springing from the feet of the chair when they’re moved.
Other problems arise when the spandex covers are too big for the chairs if the Venue has a smaller style of chair. Being too big can be due to the covers being
2. Polycotton/Linen Covers
As the name suggests, these covers are made from a mix of fabrics, & hang to the floor, meaning they don’t need to be attached to the feet of the chair.
These covers have a more luxurious look, as they are thicker material than their Spandex cousins, which means the
This type of cover is better if made to measure for the chairs at your venue, so be sure to ask your cover supplier if they are a custom fit.
The Linen style covers form a perfect backdrop to any style of sash dressings.
3. No covers at all?
If you’re lucky, your Venue will have chairs that look fabulous & don’t need covering at all. Yippee!
This chair style is usually the lovely ‘Chivari’ or ‘Cheltenham’ style, which can come in a range of
Or if your Venue is one of the upcoming ‘Urban Chic’
These chairs don’t need covering at
However, you can make them look more of a styling point of your room,
This is ideal for adding your
Opinion of a Venue Stylist
I’m often asked ‘how do you tie bows like that?’ The answer is simple….. practice, & lots of it!
Over the past 6 years, which was when we added the chair dressing service to our business, we’ve tied thousands of sashes in lots of different ways.
Our service stands out from others in how we design the look of the chair dressings. From unusual bow styles to multiple sashes, the options are endless.
One last piece of advice.
The old adage ‘if it’s too good to be true, it probably is’ is true in most cases, but especially when it comes to Weddings.
If you’re asking a company about chair covers & their cost is a lot lower than other companies, ask the cheaper company what sort of cover you get for that price. Is it Spandex or a ‘proper’ cover?
You will find companies will tell you they have covers to fit the chairs at your venue, but won’t tell you they’re
It’s too late to correct that mistake when you discover this on the day of your wedding. You only get one chance to impress your guests, & if your socks aren’t knocked off, theirs won’t be either!
If you’re interested in more information about our chair dressing service, or any of our other services too, we offer