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Should I use Chiavari chairs or folding chairs for a wedding?

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Today’s blog from the easyEventhire team looks at whether you should choose Chiavari chair hire or folding chairs for your wedding.

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Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life. You’ll no doubt be wanting to ensure that everything is perfect, from the venue and catering through to the flowers, cake and entertainment. Attention to detail is all important, all the way down to the minutest of detail.

And this is probably where your wedding chairs come into the equation. After all, a chair is a chair, right? Well, you’d be wrong.

OK, so it’s not at the top of your priority list to sort your wedding chair hire well in advance, but it’s worth spending some time considering which chairs you are going to use nonetheless.

And this decision is primarily going to be based upon the type of wedding you are planning, and where you are planning to hold your wedding.

Like anything else, there is a world of choice out there, at a variety a different price points, including affordable and even cheap chair hire, and luxury, more premium chair hire. There’s certainly something for everyone in today’s market.

Chiavari chair hire for weddings in the UK

If you are planning a classic, traditional wedding, then 9 times out of 10, you’ll find that Chiavari chair hire is the order of the day. These classic wedding chairs are the ones you see on Instagram and in the pages of glossy bridal magazines. Without doubt, they are the go-to wedding chair of choice, the world over. You’ll find that you can hire a Chiavari chair for a price point in the region of £4-£5 each. So, have a think about the number of guests you are expecting, and then do the maths!

Whilst chiavari chairs come in a variety of different colours including gold, black, ghost and natural wood, to name just a few, the most popular is limewash Chiavari chair hire, as it’s a neutral colour, perfect for styling weddings and events.

Affordable folding chair hire

Another option for wedding chair set-ups is the folding chair. As its name would suggest, these are foldable chairs with an aluminium frame and plastic seat and back. They are not designed for long-period seating, though might well be a better option if you are holding your wedding outdoors, for instance. Chiavari chairs have a cushioned seat pad, which makes them more comfortable, but then unsuitable for use outdoors if it rains. With folding chairs, you can simply wipe off any rain water and move on! Let’s face it, the British weather can be unpredictable, and so all these are considerations that you need to factor in.

Folding chair hire is also THE most affordable of all chairs in the market, with each chair probably costing in the region of £1.50-£2.00 each to hire short term. If you are planning a wedding on a budget, therefore, these chairs might be for you!

So, to answer the question as to whether you should use Chiavari chairs or folding chairs for your wedding is very much down to budget, the venue, the type of wedding and your preferences as a couple. Ultimately, just decide on what’s going to work best for you – after all, no two weddings are the same.

Whatever you choose when it comes to wedding chair rental, we’d like to think that you’ll pay the team here at easyEventhire a visit when the time comes. We’re here to keep life simple, hassle-free and affordable, so don’t hesitate to browse our complete range of event furniture hire and place your secure order online 24-7 – you won’t be disappointed!

Simon has a wealth of experience in the events industry having spent over 20+ years dealing with clients on major projects. With a particular interest in the sports and hospitality field, Simon is regularly asked to attend seminars, conferences, and other events to share his expertise and knowledge with others within the industry. Linkedin Profile