My venue does not provide linens. The linen place in the area charges $16.95 per tablecloth. I’ve seen Tablecloths for sale for 9.00 -10:00 that’s seems like a big difference. Has anyone or is anyone buying instead of renting????
Linenfactory.com sells floor length linens for anywhere from $5-8 each then you could resell them after your wedding. A good thing to keep in mind if you are buying them and not paying a company is the linens will be wrinkly unless you have someone else the day of steaming them. Buying from craigslist or facebook is also a great idea!
Our venue provides tablecloths, but we're renting cocktail tables and needed tablecloths for those. We got our 120" tablecloths from tableclothsfactory.com for only $6 each! Check out their site! They have great prices, and their items are high quality.
Keep in mind that if you buy your own tablecloths you'll need to launder and steam them before and after your wedding and will also need to be responsible for bringing them to the site and possibly setting them up. If you want to remove the tags that takes time as well (we have reusable linens in our house and I've removed the tags from all of them so they look nicer, and that isn't a quick task when you have a large quantity of items). Then you need to clean them up and figure out what to do with them after. Even if you sell them to recoup some of your cost there is a lot more work involved.
When you rent you pay to borrow the item, but also for all of the labor involved, and you know the items will get used again which equals less waste and better for the environment. Also, often the rental items are higher quality as they are designed to be used over and over again, and the items you can buy for less than the cost of renting usually aren't as nice.
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