Chair covers seem like such an insignificant aspect of a wedding that it is often overlooked but the reality is, chair covers do so much more than just hiding ugly or damaged chairs. This very specific wedding décor acts as a central echo to your wedding colours; they are an integral part of your theme and can transform a standard chiavari chair into something beautiful.
Types of Wedding Chair covers
When it comes to wedding chair covers there are two main types; elastane covers and loose drop covers. Elastane chair covers are very well fitted to the chair and sit very tightly creating a very sleek look. Loose drop covers are generally more popular for a variety of reasons, starting with how readily available they are. These covers fit very loosely over the chair as the name would suggest and therefore sizing isn’t too much of an issue. They are usually very durable as they’re made of cotton/cotton blends and can be finished with sashes of your choice to fit around the back of the chair. Although they are usually made of cotton, depending on your budget you may want to use satin or silk materials instead.
Chair cover colour schemes
Generally, the most popular colours for chair covers are white, ivory and cream but they do come in a variety of colours to suit your theme. Usually the colours of your chair covers and table linens should match and any accent colours within your theme are used through chair sashes. However, if either your table linen or chair covers are white it isn’t advisable to use any ivory, off white or cream covers for the other as it may appear dirty next to a very bright white. To make sure you don’t have this issue you should ask the manufacturer for a fabric swatch to compare if you’ve chosen any off white colours.
Adding coloured sashes to your chairs will emphasise your theme but be careful not to overload the amount of colours. Generally, a single colour tends to be more aesthetically pleasing that multiple colours but you may want to play around with different shades of the same colour.
Once the initial excitement has worn off you can often find yourself feeling daunted by the prospect of dressing such a large venue space. However, there are various tips and tricks that you can utilise to ensure that your event whether it be a wedding, birthday or even work party looks amazing.
Intelligently Dress the Venue
One of the main problems with large venues can be the height and after the initial awe has faded it can appear large and imposing. In this situation you can you use centre pieces to mask the vast space, using tall tables, stylish chiavari chairs and helium filled balloons will easily fill up space whilst maintaining an elegant aesthetic. If however the room is wide, you may want to consider lining the edge of the room with small potted plants and flowers. The floral border will not only frame the room perfectly but will also provide the appearance of the room being smaller.
One of the simpler ways of tackling such a large space could be to divide up your room into sections perhaps using curtains or screens. Drinking, dining and dancing areas can easily be separated in doing so and revealed to guests throughout the event at the appropriate time.
Maintaining a Comfortable Atmosphere
Another aspect you must think about when choosing your venue is the heating, as whilst a large space may seem appealing it may not have a comfortable temperature for your guests. It is therefore important to check beforehand that heating is installed and if not, look into the possibilities of having extra heaters or light fireplaces where possible.
Not only is literal warmth a key aspect of any event but lighting is an important way of creating an atmospheric warmth. Uplighters can create a flood of light onto walls giving the event a beautiful glow. It is important to remember that coloured lighting can also create different moods so make sure you choose which is best suited to the event.
When planning a corporate event, you need to look beyond the location and seating arrangements. So how do you ensure your corporate event is the one your guests will be raving about for months to come?
Ambience with Impact
Once inside your space, your guests should be dazzled by how the room is dressed. Elegance in table dressing can be achieved through beautiful floor-length tablecloths, napkins and beautiful chiavari chairs accentuated by complementary chair sashes and covers. Bespoke ceiling drapes can turn a simple room into a luxurious enclave, adding softness, warmth, and plays of light. The magic resides in the details, so hiring professional venue dressers is vital.
Think of a Theme
The biggest companies are increasingly theming their events and the results can be delightful. Professional venue dressers will turn your thematic ideas into reality, creating a wonderland that wows guests while remaining true to your brand. Creating a multi-sensory, harmonious, branded experience of colour, light, and sound is an exciting way for your message to shine through. Your guests will love every moment.
Create the Perfect Focal Point
A bare stage with a bland projector can ruin the best corporate events, especially when the speeches start. Venue dressers will know how to create a focal point that generates an air of excitement and mystery. The right backdrop of light, colour, and texture will have people glued to the stage, absorbing every word you say and slide you show.
Choose the Right Venue Dresser
The world’s biggest brands don’t just choose anybody to dress their venues. Look online for the venue dressers used by firms such as Virgin and Coca Cola and you’ll see exactly what we mean. Corporate events are your opportunity to shine. Don’t let it go by.