Post # 1
I am horrified! I was up last week to confirm & take some measurements of the venue & work out my arrangement plan and I mentioned the “white linens” that they were providing. It turns out that they don’t have tablecloths anymore, and can only provide that cheap plastic crap on a roll!
So, this close to the wedding date, all the local rental places are booked & have nothing. So I had to hit the fabric store yesterday and buy fabric to make these freaking banquet tablecloths!! Add that to the never-ending DIY list.. which I should probably be working on instead of ranting…
But seriously.. who the heck calls plastic table covers “white linens”!! I’m so incredibly glad I asked about them!
Post # 3
Ugh!! That sucks so much! Good luck making them!!
PS – have you looked at stores like WalMart and Michaels? You might be able to purchase some linen tablecloths fairly inexpensive. Also, if you have more than a week, http://www.linentablecloth.com/ has great prices.
Post # 4
Oh my gosh that’s AWFUL but thank god you found out now!!! Time to enlist the help of friends with sewing machines!!! How frustrating!!! I hope they’re giving you some sort of credit with the venue?
Post # 5
Venues can usually order any color…so why can’t they order white in CLOTH? That’s rediculous! Was it in your contract? If it was ,they should have to get them for you!
Post # 6
If your contract says linens I would say they are obligated to give you linens, not plastic. I would definetly make them provide linens for that day at their expense!
Post # 7
I agree with bblove. If your contract had white “linens” then they are obligated to provide linens or pay for rentals. (Or pay for what you have purchased to make yourself.) I think that’s craptastic that they didn’t call you to tell you they had switched to plastic. If I were you, I would double check on EVERYTHING with them now.
Post # 8
Definately check your contract! Good thing you double checked with them!!
Post # 9
Its actually working out to a third of the price to make them vs. purchasing them. I ♥ my Fabricville membership and their 75% off sales!!
There is nothing in the contract, as its it just a “general premises” rental (we have the room & the bartender, but they aren’t catering). It was just verbally talking to people that led me to believe that there were “linens”. We went thru everything else that day as well, just so there are no more surprises!
Post # 10
If your running out of time there are lots of linens for sale in the classifieds on weddingbee! My venue provides plasticware to eat on and china is an upgrade! I was shocked, but since I am not having a backyard bbq wedding then china is a must!