Chair covers have been a staple of the fine event industry. It has the ability to transform spaces from blah to beautiful. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to spruce up your venue. The transformation will be seen in minutes and you can have the “wow” factor you so desire.
All this is good, but the time and energy it takes to get this look can be disconcerting.
My experience in the industry as well as these that were shared by a number of the brides I rent to is often the issue of the annoying or rather irritating wrinkles that comes as part of this package.
A typical rental outfit will present your chair covers for you with the best intentions, as wrinkle free as they can possibly get them to be with their cleaning and packing process. The problem is that even in transportation and handling, these well intended process gets jeopardized as the polyester or satin chair covers still get these dreaded wrinkles and fold lines (unless of course you can individually steam/iron each chair covers and hang them on individual hangers with coat bags as protection, then lay them flat in transportation and treat them like eggs that must not be broken), while we know this is unrealistic, that is what is required to get these chair covers looking pristine.
Many of the brides and bridal party members I have interacted with have shared or recounted horror stories of spending all the supposedly fun time they were to have as a part of the bridal parties ironing out wrinkles and fold lines from chair covers at the venue. Yes steaming the chair covers at the venue is what is required to get that pristine look. Now who has this type of time or patience at these crucial hours? Try steaming 180 chair covers!
All that is now just an undesirable memory as far as I can see, with the advent of the spandex/stretch chair covers. These babies will rock your event without you breaking a sweat. Easy to put on and off, nothing else I have seen works wonders like these spandex chair covers. When I have a consultation, I often demonstrate the magic of the spandex chair covers to my clients, and I don’t have to talk it up, 99% of the time it’s a seller!
I personally love these chair covers because it makes storing them easy, I don’t need to hang each and everyone one of these and I don’t have the arduous task of steaming each one before pick up or delivery.
I will love to hear your thoughts on this topic and your experience with chair covers will be welcome!
The spandex chair covers represent the latest trend in an easy to care for, easy to install chair covers, very elegant presentation, and its often referred to as the classic look chair covers.
Cathy Akinkunmi, Beautiful Linen Rentals, Halifax
By: Beautiful Linen Rentals