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How to pick the right Wedding Chair Covers

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.