(Closed) Help with Linens!

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would look at online linen rentals, sometimes you can get better deals that way.  Miss Perfume talks about turning to online vendors & I did as well.  I used BBJ Linen.

Good luck with whatever you decide & hopefull you can work something out that isn’t too far out of your budget…don’t cha just hate those unexpected last minute expenses?

Post # 5
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275 posts
Helper bee

The charges I’ve gotten for S&H seemed rediculous to me ($160), but it includes to and from ($70 each way + $20 handling), but it’s still cheaper than going with my main rental company for floor length anyways.  I got that price from Elegant Presentations – ($9.99/floor length table cloth) – http://www.EgPres.com

Post # 6
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5399 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Shipping does seem expensive for some places, but at the end of the day it’s still usually cheaper than a local company.  My place was quite reliable & I would do a little research on others to make sure they have good reviews.  As for the setup, my venue setup all the tables for us, so the day before the wedding we brought them the linens we ordered and they put them on the tables like they would have done with their own linens.  My venue DOC was actully the one in charge of it all.

Post # 7
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I purchased my own 120" linens online, and my family is helping with the setup earlier in the day.  The total for 20 polyester, floor length linens was $315, including shipping, and I’m hoping I can recover some of the cost later by selling them to someone else.

Post # 8
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275 posts
Helper bee

@Almostananderson: Have you looked into how much it will cost to dry-clean the linens before you sell them to someone else?  A quote I got from one place was $15/tablecloth which made understand why the rental companies could charge so much!  Let me know if you a better number because I was considering doing the same thing-

Post # 9
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81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well, I’m kind of cheating because my MOH’s brother works for a linen company and is cleaning them for free.  🙂

Post # 10
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275 posts
Helper bee

Ah! So jealous!!  I wish we had linen ‘friendors’.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Depending on the linens, you may not need to dry clean.  We bought polyester tablecloths from Linentablecloth.com.  After the wedding, we laundered them and resold them (and they were among the easiest items to resell).

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