Post # 1
So my venue wants to charge me $40/tablecloth for charcoal grey pintucked table cloths like below. That seems expensive to me, what do you think? (It might seem expensive to me as I didn’t initially budget for linens because they were included in my per person price–basically every color table cloth EXCEPT grey is included, but I digress.)
Anyway, I’ve started looking around and I was quickly overwhelmed with all of the companys that rent table linens and all of their options. I realized I have no idea what I’m doing/looking for. Bees, do you have any experience with any particular company that you would recommend? Have any of you rented linens that you thought were particularly nice? Do you know where I can find these table cloths for cheaper? Any other advice when it comes to renting linens?
ETA: Do any of you own these linens that you’d want to sell?
Post # 3
Chances are, you can buy them much cheaper and then sell them later to recoup some of your money.
Post # 4
my FI’s friend is an event planner. we are getting table linens through him as he is giving us his cost with no mark up. we picked a “crush” pattern. they are $25/linen, napkins are $2.
let’s assume they are the same cost, $40/table seems a bit high for markup, he’s making almost double. i would keep looking around.
Post # 5
@BlushingBrideNYC: Good idea. I hadn’t even thought of that. Do you have any idea where I could buy them?
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Post # 7
tablecloths were included with my venue and they gave me all the upgraded options of pintuck, crush, satin, dazzle, and pretty much everything the rental company had. i did price out tablecloths when i was considering using a different venue. i looked up rental prices for pintuck in the catalog of the rental company that our work often uses and the most expensive round pintuck was $28 each. do you need a shimmery gray or will regular gray or shimmery silver work? I remember seeing regular polyester tablecloths for about $12 each.
i know you specified gray but here’s a silver satin.
Post # 8
I’m not sure what pintuck is, but we rented very high quality colored shantung tablecloths for about $30 each ($1.35 per napkin in bengaline). They were 132″ rounds that fit 72″ tables to the floor. The cost was the same for the matching tablecloths we got for the 8 ft bar tables and 6 ft DJ table. We paid about $26 for 108″ rounds for the cake table and some cocktail tables. We used BBJ Linen which is a very large national linen rental company. Good luck!