Do Chairs Make a Difference?
The type of chairs at tent events adds to the overall mood.
Let’s answer the question right away: chairs at tent events do indeed make a difference. Wooden folding chairs give off a sense of impermanence. Too few chairs signal poor planning. If you host a big outdoor event under the canopy of a large tent, make sure every one of your guests feels comfortable moving around the space and sitting.
And that’s the key when planning what to do about chairs at tent events: make it comfortable. At Hendersonville Tents Party and Event Rentals, you can get standard molded plastic chairs (in white, brown or black), but you also can rent:
Padded garden chairs
Padded wooden chairs
Mahogany Chivari chairs (with or without padding) for a classic, elegant look
Lounge seating (think: sofa sitting)
Children’s chairs (with or without tables)
Think of Your Guests
During your event-planning stage, when it comes to chairs at tent events, consider your guests. If they’ll be sitting for a long period of time — during a ceremony, for example — give them padded seats to increase their comfort. You won’t want to see everyone squirming.
On the other hand, if you expect everyone to be dancing the night (or day) away, then you likely can get by with plastic seats. The chairs you provide will serve for momentary respites, not long-term escapes. Besides, chairs that are a bit uncomfortable will encourage your guests to keep dancing!
If you expect elderly guests or flirting couples, rent a few of the lounging seats. It’s often so unexpected to see a sofa at a tent party that it might become a topic of conversation, an object of envy. Everyone will want to have a turn to sit there.
Setting the Right Mood
Finally, the type of chairs at tent events often set the mood. Comfy chairs connote a relaxed atmosphere. Stiff wooden chairs seem more formal or corporate. So choose the type of chairs that best fit the purpose of your event.
Chair colors, too, can make a statement. When all the chairs and tablecloths are white, for example, you know it’s a formal gathering. But if the chair colors are mixed up — brown, white and black — you might expect a little fun. When arranging the chairs under your tent, you can treat the colors as part of the decorations.
You need chairs for almost every tent event. Your guests will appreciate you when you look out for their bottoms. So choose your chairs to fit your guests as well as your occasion. If you need help deciding, come into our store at 578 Upward Road, Suite #8, in Flat Rock, NC. We’ll help you pick the chairs and everything else you need for a perfect event. It’s what we do best!
Hendersonville Tents Party and Event Rentals is a family-owned and operated business providing tents, dance floors, pipe and drapes, tableware, games, specialty lighting, PA systems, tables and yes, chairs: everything to host a memorable outdoor event. Whatever you need, Hendersonville Tents has got you covered.