Weddings are joyous occasions and are always something to look forward to. A chance to catch up with family and friends, with everyone sharing in the celebration of love between two people.
OK, so tables and chairs for weddings will not be at the top of your priority list when it comes to your wedding planning, but actually – if you think about it – tables and chairs play a crucial role in almost every element of your wedding, from guest seating at the ceremony itself through to the wedding breakfast room, and even through to the party itself in the evening.
So, in this article, we look at some of the best tips when choosing tables and chairs for your wedding, in the hope that when the time comes, you’ll be well positioned to make the right choice…and they will also hopefully save you some money in your budget!
Consider your wedding styling
First and foremost, it’s vital that you consider your wedding styling. You’re probably already familiar with limewash Chiavari chairs. If not, then all you need to do is buy some bridal magazines or go into Instagram or Pinterest wedding sites and check them out. Chiavari chairs are, by a country mile, THE most popular wedding chairs. Also, when it comes to the wedding tables, no doubt you’ve got in your mind that you need round tables for your guests and trestle tables for your wedding top tables. And that’s all well and good if you’re planning a classically styled, traditional wedding.
However, we do of course live in 2021 and so many brides and grooms will look to be different to the norm. Who is to say that your wedding needs to be in a church, followed by a country manor, for instance. Why not go for a city centre hotel wedding, with modern, luxury and contemporary styling. The tables and chairs you’d need for weddings such as these will be vastly different in style to the traditional wedding. We’re fortunate here in the UK that many wedding furniture hire suppliers are able to supply exactly the furniture you need for your wedding, whatever the type and wherever it is.
As another option, it might be an outdoor wedding, a tipi wedding or a wedding in an unusual venue where traditional chairs and tables simply won’t do. Again, take a look around at the market – you’ll be amazed at the table and chair hire options.
Order the right mix of tables and chairs for weddings
Whatever tables and chairs you decide upon, make sure that they are compatible with each other. There’s no point in hiring Chiavari chairs with rustic style tables, just as there is little point in hiring modern style metal banqueting chairs to go with standard banqueting tables with tablecloths.
Whilst in many respects, it’s fine to mix and match, some chairs and tables go together much better than others. The best wedding furniture rental companies will make suggestions on their website to help you with this.
Consider your quantities
Whilst numbers change in the lead up to any wedding or event, it’s important that you hire the right quantities of tables and chairs for weddings. This is because not only do you want to be either in the position of having too little furniture for your guests or indeed having to store excess furniture in the corner of your wedding marquee, but also due to the fact that you don’t want to spend unnecessarily. Order only what you need! The leading furniture hire companies will allow you to make small adjustments to your order in the days before your wedding, so don’t worry!
Work with a local table and chair hire supplier
Whilst this might seem obvious, it’s important that you do this for a variety of important reasons. Firstly, it’s always easier dealing with a local supplier, whatever product or service you are buying or hiring! A local supplier will be well positioned to provide you with both a proactive and reactive service in the lead up to your wedding – it will be much easier for them to make small changes to your order.
Secondly, in the planning stages of your wedding, why not visit your wedding furniture hire supplier to meet them in person and to get a feel for the range and quality of products that they offer – having a personal face-to-face contact will always pay off!
And finally, this will save you money when it comes to transport costs. The majority of event hire companies will work out their transport rates on the basis of your event postcode location in relation to their location. In other words, the further away your event, the more expensive the transport charges will be. Safe to say, therefore, that the closer, the better!
So, hopefully by reading these best tips to choose tables and chairs for weddings will help you when the time comes. Like anything else, do your research, and it will pay off!