4th March 2010
In the recent past, wedding reception chair covers were used to hide mismatched or old chairs in the reception halls. The modern reception venues typically have attractive chairs and simple ivory covers for them. Yet, many couples choose to reject these, and make the reception's mood and atmosphere conform to that of their unique wedding theme. If your couple is struggling to perfectly match the finest details to reflect yourself through your wedding decor, then it’s probably best to consider dressing up ordinary reception hall chairs with the colours of your liking.
Today, you can choose from an array of materials and colours for wedding decorations. The most popular colours for chair covers are ivory and black; the most common materials are polyester, polyester and Dacron blend, and satin. The complimentary colours for bows include pink, aqua, lavender, gold, silver, ivory, and black. The materials for sashes include satin, silky grosgrain, sheer organza, and fine gossamer. The ribbons are often sold separately.
There are a number of items to use together with wedding reception chair covers, including inexpensive sashes, red hearts, paper chair decorations, silver or gold flourishes, and more. These decorations will help to liven up the plainer covers. What can you match these with? You can match them with the bridesmaids' dresses or flowers, with the table cloths, or with the overall wedding theme. You can also match small pictures for decoration with the season, such as snowflakes for winter, leaves for fall, and flowers for spring and summer.
You can go further and mark the bride’s and groom’s chairs with embroidered or sequined letters stating "Mr." and "Mrs.", "Bride" and "Groom", or the names/initials of the couple. You can also mark the special guests’ chairs, such as the maid of honour and best man, bridesmaids and groomsmen. This personalisation can add to the overall look and theme of the reception hall.
Reception isn’t the only place where you can use covers; you can also use them for the wedding dinner and bridal shower. If you want to use your wedding reception chair covers more than once, it’s a good idea to learn how to care for them. The machine washable items have the following general care recommendations: warm water wash and low temperature dry. White items are typically also safe to bleach.
If you are selecting covers for the non-standard pieces of furniture (standard are folding chairs), then you may want to check the approximate measurements of your chairs, such as top to bottom, chair back, seat, and leg.
Note that once you place your order, it may take a few days or even weeks for it to be shipped out to you. Make sure you give yourself enough time for the preparation. If there’s anything wrong with the wedding reception chair covers or sashes that you receive, you can typically return them within a certain amount of time (e.g., one week), and get a full refund. To get the refund in its entirety, you need to ensure that the items are in their original packaging, and are in brand new condition with no sign of use.