mrswinteriscoming
Rockstar December 2021

Help decide our chairs (again!)

mrswinteriscoming, on September 15, 2020 at 7:54 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 16
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Our wedding is taking place at a beautiful and ornate heritage tea room with grand chandeliers and bespoke ceiling décor (pictured below). To compliment the room without competing with it, I’ve elected for a ‘burgundy and blush’ colour palate with the intent of it being a soft feature that doesn’t clash nor take away from the grandeur of the room itself. Our centrepieces will be big floral displays mounted on gold candelabra.

Our linens will be white – I can’t decide on brown bentwood chairs or white bentwood chairs? I hired brown chairs originally and don’t know if I should change to white. Mood boards below to help with picturing it all. Imo, the brown softens the look – not sure which is more formal and suits the colour theme/room??


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Latest activity by Lynnie, on September 16, 2020 at 3:03 PM
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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    I like the brown better as I think the white ones look cheaper. Are the prices the same for both? I know I hated the standard chairs our venue offered, but to get upgraded chairs it would've been $8.50 per chair. We decided it just wasn't worth it because guests really wouldn't be paying attention to their chairs and if they were then they were at our wedding for the wrong reason.

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  • mrswinteriscoming
    Rockstar December 2021
    mrswinteriscoming ·
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    I also thought the browns were a bit more sophisticated. I just am feeling a bit unsure, I guess with all this time on my hands (postponed to Dec 21) I have more time to think and I'm second guessing everything.

    Chair hire costs are same for both colours. Our venue has the most hideous chairs so I insisted on hiring other ones. The venue's chairs are square and upholstered with grey velvet. Aside from the look of them, I think given how boxy they are, they'd be quite large and would make it difficult for people at a table of 10 to freely get up from their chairs.

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    Champion July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    Since they are the same cost, then I would definitely go with the brown ones. I don't normally like brown, but in this case I think they look for elegant than the white.
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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
    Margaret ·
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    I think I like the white better. But both look great
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    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    I like the brown ones better.
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    Dedicated August 2021
    Gianna ·
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    I vote for brown chairs!
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I like the brown ones. It softens the look.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride Online ·
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    That’s so funny you said that about the white looking cheaper. I thought the same thing and tried to talk myself out of that idea. The brown softens the look and also looks more grounded/luxurious.
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    I personally think the brown ones look better.

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    Judith ·
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    To me, white says spring or summer garden party. And brown chairs are more formal with white napery. For a formal occasion in winter the brown chairs.
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  • Harmony
    Dedicated June 2021
    Harmony ·
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    Brown 😍

    It lets the colors that you chose pop.

    Also people will be sitting in the chairs so the only time people will really see them is when they initially walk into the room.

    And generally speaking as a wedding guest in the past I pay way more attention to the florals and the food than anything else haha

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  • Bo Miller
    Expert December 2020
    Bo Miller ·
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    Brown most definitely!

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    I like the brown ones!

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  • Taran
    Expert September 2020
    Taran ·
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    I really like the white because I think they bring a nice brightness, but you can't go wrong either way

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  • CountryBride
    Super April 2022
    CountryBride ·
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    I like the brown the white looks tacky with the burgundy

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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Another vote for brown bentwood chairs!!

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