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.

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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.

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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.

-Donna

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!

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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!

-Donna

The wedding season is upon us!

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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.

-Donna