When it comes to table dressing for their wedding, all brides are faced with a choice: Do you cover the chairs with chair covers are not?
If your venue already has their own wedding chair covers or offers them as part of a package (often hired in from an external chair cover supplier) then you have a further choice in deciding whether you take the venue’s own offering or search for another chair cover you prefer.
When 88 Events first started out back in the mid 1990′s, the amount of events we designed that featured chair covers were in the minority. Today, they are far more common. However, what if you’re bored with the same old plain looking white chair covers and your budget won’t stretch to hiring a more luxurious type of chair cover?
Fear not! There are lots of ways you can still create a stunning looking wedding without going to the expense of hiring wedding chair covers.
First port of call should always be a floor length tablecloth. If we have one mantra when it comes to table dressing then it is to use a floorlength tablecloth. Always!
Put simply, banqueting table legs are plain UGLY! They should be hidden at all costs. Why? Well apart from the ugliness factor, they will invariably have a negative effect on any dramatic impact you’re trying to create when you’re guests first enter the room.
Most venues still offer as standard a square tablecloth that sits on a round table. Whisper it, but 88 Events even offers these square tablelcoths to a select few of our most loyal trade clients, however you will NEVER see us using a square cloth on a round table at one of our own events or weddings.
Here’s some tips that will help you create something visually exciting without the need to hire chair covers depending on your budget.
Low Budget £1 – £2 per guest
- Use the venue’s basic tablecloth and hire a runner or overlay
- Hire a nice (but plain) floor length tablelcoth
- Hire some nice coloured napkins to add a splash of colour
Mid Level Budget £3 – £10 per guest
- Hire a more luxurious floor length tablecloth in an interesting colour and/or fabric (think Satins, Silks & Damasks)
- Add more impact with an overlay or runner
- Add napkin accessories
- Hire charger plates
- Incorporate a more dramatic table centre such as a candelabra or tall flower arrangement
High Budget £10+ per guest
- Luxurious tablecloths
- Runner or overlay
- Hire nice looking chairs (not venue’s own)
- Exciting table centres
- Chair wraps for chairs
- Accessorise tables with napkin decor, charger plates, and nightlights
Hopefully, you can see that there are lots of ways to create interesting designs without having to hire wedding chair covers. Our personal view is that hiring chair covers for your wedding will be worth it but what do you think?
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88 Events’ Online Hire Catalogue is THE place to go if you want to create a design led wedding that thrills your guests. You’ll find plenty of choice in one of the UK’s largest hire collections. Our collection fetaures lots of linens in 12 different fabrics plus an amazing collection of table centres and tabletop products such as charger plates.