Chiavari Chairs – to cover or not?

Chairs – to cover or not to cover? That’s the question. Seeing as how we are Seattle’s Best Chair COVERS, one might assume that we’d always say cover those chairs, of course. I mean duh, right?! Wrong.

In my opinion, there are certain chairs that should not be covered. Well, one type of chair really: the chiavari chair.


Photo credit: Chair Cover Express

I think chiavari chairs are just so elegant and pretty on their own. However, if you want to add a little extra pizzazz, I suggest going with a subtle option such as adding a sash or ribbon either draped over the chair or tied around the top of the chair. But really, even that’s not needed. Again, all the opinion of one person here.

chivari chairs    chivari 2

Photos credit for both photos: Alante Photography

So, what’s the moral of the story? Have your event at a venue that doesn’t have chiavari chairs so you’ll need to rent chair covers from us! 😉 Just kidding!

Regardless of the type of chair being used for your event, just be sure to decorate (or not) in your own style.


It’s the final countdown…to the UW Wedding and Special Events Fair

Hi everyone! The UW Wedding and Special Events Fair is coming up in just over a week – next Sunday, June 30! If you’ve never had a chance to visit the UW campus during the summer you’re missing out, my friend. The cherry blossoms in the quad are magnificent!


If you’re in the beginning stages of planning your special event or just have next Sunday open from 1pm-3pm and want something to do, I highly suggest coming to this event. Various Seattle vendors will be on hand to wow you with their services. Not to mention, award-winning chef Jon Maley will be serving up complimentary appetizers and beverages. As if you needed another reason to attend, at just $5 to get in, it’s the cheapest ticket in town! And it’s even cheaper for some of you out there – dare I say it’s free for certain people (check the UW events website for more information). You do need a ticket to enter so be sure to RSVP.

And hopefully it goes without saying, but I’m obviously going to say it anyway – stop by the Seattle’s Best Chair Covers table and say HI to me!

See you on Sunday!


The wedding season is upon us!


With June just around the corner, the official start of the wedding season is upon us! Yay – we’re so excited! The weather this spring in Seattle has been a bit crazy though – lots of windy days. No doubt the summer will prove to be as beautiful as it usually is making the city a beautiful backdrop for some gorgeous weddings. Above is one of my favorite photos from a wedding we did chair covers and sashes for last summer. Salty’s on Alki always makes for a wonderful venue – especially when the sun is out and shining it’s beautiful warm rays on us. The couple renting our covers and sashes for this wedding choose a wonderful espresso color sash – so elegant.

This season, we’re seeing a lot of brides and grooms pick traditional and royal colors such as dark blue, silver and white. I can’t wait to update you on what other trends we’re seeing.

But first, we’ll explore a traditional wedding in Thailand. I recently returned from attending my sister’s wedding there and let me just give you a preview by saying – AMAZING! So check back soon and we’ll talk Thai wedding customs.