There's a party coming up, and although you know your guests will be dancing the night away, you also know they'll need to sit down and rest. Which means one thing: banquet chairs. Planning an event can be difficult, but finding the perfect banquet chairs can be just as challenging. To help simplify the stress of planning your event, here are a few tips and tricks to know before jumping into the deep end of the banquet-chair pool.
1. You've probably been browsing the different styles and types of banquet chairs on the market, and by now you've realized that not all chairs are equal. To narrow down your options, start by figuring out where you'll be hosting your event. Are you and your guests gathering in a park, at a banquet hall, or at a hotel conference center? Choose banquet chairs that fit both the location of your event as well as the atmosphere you're trying to create.
2. The first major banquet chair decision is this - folding or stacking? If your meeting is taking place outdoors, folding chairs are likely to provide better weather-resistance and mobility in case of rain. If your indoor meeting is professional or business-related, padded fabric banquet chairs will add an extra touch of visual appeal.
3. Just as the options for event venues are endless, so is the selection of banquet chair materials. Banquet chairs come in a wide variety of seat materials. Wooden, fabric, and upholstery chairs lend an elegant feel to any occasion, while metal, plastic, and vinyl chairs are perfect compliments to a casual, relaxed event.
4. If you've decided that fabric-covered folding chairs are the right choice for you, the next step is to choose a color. There's no reason to let your banquet chairs throw off your theme. Chairs come in a variety of colors to match whatever color scheme you can dream up. Choose banquet chairs in black, white, neutral or other colors to compliment and coordinate with your event's color scheme.
5. Weather is another factor in selecting a style of banquet chair. If it's summer, think about getting a folding chair with an open back for maximum airflow - guests are likely to be much more comfortable if they're not sticking to their chairs.
6. If your gathering is focused on adults, look for banquet chairs with a higher back to provide support and comfort. For extra comfort, select banquet chairs with padded seats to keep your audience patient and attentive.
7. If you're hosting a kid-centric event, make sure the chairs you choose are made to suit childish needs.
8. Banquet chairs with a seat height of 17 inches would be more appropriate than a seat height of 33 inches.
9. Remember that even after the event is finished, your banquet chairs will still need a home. If storage space is scarce, folding chairs might be preferable to stacking chairs.
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