Post # 1
I want to see how ours compare to yours? Can you please share what it cost you to rent items for your wedding please? thank you!!
Rectangulaar 90×156 : $15 at store to rent ($13.50 to BUY online)
Round 72 in: $9 to buy online
Polyester Napkins: $.70 a piece for 17×17
found on WB classifieds for $.40 a piece for 11×11 (hopefully she sells to me haha)
The place wanted $0.50 per piece. (wine, champagne and water goblet)
Nothing online, and then another place says $12 a Rack. How many are in a “rack”?
Plates: The catering hall doesnt have them, so another place said $12 a rack for dinner
$10 a rack for dessert. he still hasnt told me how many are in “rack”.
Ceremony music: $350
Church $300 fee
Site fee for reception: $2,500 on a saturday
I have no idea if these are good quotes. How do they compare with you guys?
Post # 4
it’s crazy how you can buy wedding linens for the same price as renting. (if not cheaper to buy)
Post # 5
Our quote was .50 for glassware as well. The linens for our rental company are our 5.50, so those seem way over priced. Our napkins were priced the same as yours.
Also, if you are having a quartet for the ceremony music, that is a good price. If it’s an individual, I doubt that is a good quote.
Post # 6
Those look about average. I always recommend renting if you can over buying. Renting really is cheaper in terms of time + money.
Rented linens come clean and pressed and ready to use. At the end of the night, they are wadded up and shoved in a bag and off they go, you’re done.
Purchasing linens, especially secondhand, you need to make sure that they are clean and stain free. You may need to press them yourself. Then at the end of the night, they get wadded up and shoved in a bag and then PUT BACK IN YOUR HOUSE. You then get to sort them, clean them, hope the stains come out, press them and then post them in classifieds for less than half of what you paid, respond to a million emails that are not returned, finally find someone to buy them, arrange for payment, pack them up, ship them and now you’re finally done.
Rental is totally worth the extra cash.
Post # 7
Oh and racks depend on the size and type of glassware–the racks are the same size but the holes to put the glassware in are different–so coffee cups are 16 to a rack but champagne glasses or zombies may be 36 or 42 to a rack. Plates are the same–you have to ask because it depends on the plate.
Post # 8
@zomgwut: i guess what you said makes sense. it’s saving us $2 a piece to buy over rent, but i guess i’ll talk to FI and see if its worth it to rent. although our budget is way teeny, so any money i get back would be great. even 25% the price haha. 🙂
and thank you for you info about racks! my brain was spinning! haha