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Who said it? - “Why are chairs so expensive?”

Kelly, on August 28, 2018 at 11:05 AM Posted in Community Conversations 0 35
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Who has been more surprised by the costs of wedding details - chairs, cakes, candles, and other details!?

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Who said it? - “Why are chairs so expensive?” 1


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Latest activity by Katie, on May 29, 2019 at 11:46 AM
  • FutureMrsR
    Dedicated October 2018
    FutureMrsR ·
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    Both of us! haha "$10 a chair?? no way!"

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    Me I nickel and dime everything, he just hands over his debt card.

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  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18 ·
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    I'm doing most of the planning and managing the budget...I've said this quite a few times.

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  • Kristina
    Master August 2018
    Kristina ·
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    DH, definitely. He thought cake would be like, $50. He thought decorations would be way less. He thought there wasn't much to do with planning period, but seeing me running around and all the boxes that filled up our apartment changed his mind really quickly!

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    Haha, so cute!!! It really is shocking to find out how much things like a chair can be!

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  • Shinee
    Expert September 2018
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    This was definitely FH. Neither of us have been married before so there were definitely a lot of sticker price shock but since I did most of the research for vendors and venues, I was less shocked than him, lol. When we found that pricing for a good photographer in our area started in like the $1000 range, he was like "Don't they just point a camera and click?" We've had multiple arguments when it came to budgeting and signing vendors because he tends to worry a lot about financials (we could win the lottery and he would still worry about money) and I'm more of the let's just do it kind of person, this is how we balance each other out, lol.

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  • M
    Devoted September 2018
    Mel ·
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    Both of us. We kind of figured rentals would be expensive, but once we got the quote we just sort of stared at it, not really processing the numbers we were witnessing lol
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  • Heather
    Dedicated April 2019
    Heather ·
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    Luckily for us, our venue supplies chairs for both ceremony and reception (outside ceremony, inside reception)
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  • Kayla
    Expert January 2019
    Kayla ·
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    Me! FH is totally down to spend money on our day I'm a little tighter with the purse strings!
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  • Lunajay
    Super August 2022
    Lunajay ·
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    I say that everytime I look at a price lol
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  • Happily Ever Mrs. H
    VIP October 2018
    Happily Ever Mrs. H ·
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    My FH was pretty much surprised by the cost of EVERYTHING. Eventually, he got used to it! Hahaha.

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  • V
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Vonjae ·
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    He said it
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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    Lol, that's a good balance to have! Sometimes you need someone who is willing to just go for it and sometimes you need someone more frugal!

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  • Gipperkm
    Super September 2018
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    Neither of us. No need for us to rent chairs.

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  • Lacy
    Super December 2018
    Lacy ·
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    Thankfully, these gorgeous chiavari chairs come with our venue. But chargers, why? Even the plastic ones. 💰💰💰💰
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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    Totally understandable!! Which rental item were you most shocked by?

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  • M
    Devoted September 2018
    Mel ·
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    The thing I found most shocking was the serving platters for shared appetizers and candlesticks. Rental companies also tend to add on more than you actually need, even with accounting for extras. We had our caterer review our rentals and made serious adjustments.
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  • WagsToKray
    Expert November 2018
    WagsToKray ·
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    Fortunately, our venue is providing the chairs, so neither! But we've definitely said it about almost everything else...

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  • BB-H
    VIP September 2018
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    Me! While he has consistently been the one with sticker shock, this one was all me. Our venue told us that they had a preferred vendor they had worked with in the past, and she told us the general cost for those chairs. By the time that we were ready to get that nailed down, apparently, they were no longer in business, and the rental company I found had higher prices than I was expecting based on that estimate from our venue (but by no means a terrible price). I was surprised, but reworked the budget and all worked out fine.

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  • K
    Just Said Yes November 2018
    Kendall ·
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    Both of us. I get surprised when I see it and the when I tell my fiancé he just loses it 😂 “$10 A CHAIR, HOLY CRAP!”
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