Rent or Buy Tablecloths?
Ok, so I've been pricing it out and it SEEMS to be a better deal to buy tablecloths. What are you girls doing, and where have you found the best deal?!

Kimi k.
Married: 04/14/2012
Posted On: Mar 16, 2011 at 3:09 PM • Vendors are allowed • Add to My WatchlistFlag As Inappropriate1 like

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Mar 16, 2011 at 3:10 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am using the table cloths from the venue, which are white. But then I am ordering table runners on etsy in a cool pattern.

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Mar 16, 2011 at 3:12 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
My venue is full service everything is being done through them including the rentals.

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Married: 04/30/2011
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:13 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We are renting. It ends up being cheaper to rent than purchase or even make them myself.

Married: 09/24/2011
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Mar 16, 2011 at 3:14 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
We bought them from

We found it was cheaper to buy than to rent from our venue. Plus in the end we have tablecloths that we will be giving to our decorator as part of her payment since she didn't have black tablecloths

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Mar 16, 2011 at 3:16 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I rented from barclay events. they have a website...
also make sure to ask for a discount because they are flexible on prices if you ask them for it.

Married: 07/30/2011
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I think it would be cheaper to rent? Maybe not, but unless you're having something custom made, or you think you'd use that many tablecloths again, I would just rent them, unless buying comes cheaper and if anything, you could probably resell to another bride on ebay if you have no use for them.

Married: 09/24/2011
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:26 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
you can always try to re-sale on ebay, for brides that are on a budget!

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Mar 16, 2011 at 3:27 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I bought and plan to resell. Surely chocolate table cloths will be easy to sell if I make them like $5 a piece. Right? lol

Married: 10/29/2011
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:29 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'd definitely buy..I decided to cut this cost out altogether, my venue has white for free (although I may get runners)..but besides linentablecloth there is also

Married: 05/14/2011
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Mar 16, 2011 at 3:30 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I purchased Royal Blue and white tablecloths from, it was MUCH cheaper than buying them and you can find discount codes online and free shipping over $50. I also bought royal blue polyester napkins. We're having our reception in my church gymnasium so I really wanted nice tablecloths and napkins to spruce the place up. It was alot cheaper the only downside is you have to store them all yourself and steam them all yourself.

Married: 07/08/2011
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:34 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The restaurant we are having cater offers linens, we are paying $5.50 per tablecloth and $.65 for linen napkins. Does your venue offer anything in that department? I priced out local rental services and they were alot more expensive than what we were being offered. I am not sure how much it is to buy... but if these ladies say its cheaper I'd go with buying if your venue doesn't offer!

Kimi k.
Married: 04/14/2012
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:36 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The cheapest I have found online is $9.85 and to rent them it's $15....*sigh*

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Mar 16, 2011 at 3:40 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
If I had gotten floor-length tablecloths, it would have been slightly cheaper to rent than to buy. But I decided for tablecloths with a 15" drop instead and saved about $75 by buying them.

Married: 11/11/2011
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I'm ordering from here: I was looking for just about anywhere online to order and came across them. They were the cheapest I'd seen anywhere. They don't have runners, but they suggested using chair sashes as runners, which are 6"x100", so it's perfect. Anyways, as it turns out, they're fairly local to me, so I don't need to deal with delivery and all that, but they still have great rates no matter how you look at it!

Married: 11/11/2011
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:44 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
P.S. Everywhere I looked, it was going to cost me AT LEAST $450 for what I wanted, but the exact same order from them was only $330, though I've now tweaked it to add a few things.

Kimi k.
Married: 04/14/2012
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:47 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Thanks chicas!

Married: 06/18/2011
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:58 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Natasha, have you received them yet? I'd love to hear about their quality- they have great prices!

Kimi k.
Married: 04/14/2012
Mar 16, 2011 at 3:59 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I know! Right Sunny?!

Married: 11/11/2011
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Dec 28, 2011 at 3:56 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am wondering the same thing. Try EFavorMart. I found some for less than $8 a piece depending on size.
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