Post # 1
Hi everyone. I have a tablecloth dilemma. With the rental company I am using, it is actually cheaper to buy the tablecloths (ordered online from tableclothsfactory.com) than to rent them. If you calculate the cost of buying and having them cleaned, it’s about the same price, maybe $100 less. That being said, what do you all recommend? Has anyone had experience buying their own tablecloths? Was the money saved worth it?
We are trying to save money any way that we can. Any insight would be great! Thank you!
Post # 3
I would buy them then have cleaned and then resell here on the classifieds to recoup your money.
Post # 4
You have to steam/iron all those tablecloths to get the horrible fold lines out to make them look nice – and then store/transport them in a way that keeps them from getting lines in them again.
Trust me, unless you have limitless free set-up labor available to you, save yourself the hassle and just rent.
Post # 5
If you buy them you can sell them again and make some money back. It’s way cheaper to buy my linens than rent them as well.
Post # 6
We’re buying them.. They’re listed only 1 dollar more a tablecloth, and after rental tax & delivery to our venue it was going to cost MORE!
we order from tableclothsfactory.com and have always been really happy with them!
Over 100 dollars shipping is free and being in Texas there isn’t any sale tax through them. (not sure how that works but yea)
Post # 7
Can you find a different rental company just for linens? Ask for a discount. It never hurts – I usually could get most places to knock off about 25% per tablecloth.
Having to iron and transport tablecloths is not fun (I only had 2 that we provided for our guestbook table and that sucked). Reselling is kind of a crap shoot – I STILL have stuff listed from our wedding last Sept.
Post # 8
Thank you guys, this feedback is great!
@camrie: Unfortunately, we can’t get another rental company. We live in a small town where there is only one company, and our caterers work exclusively with them.
@amnystik: That’s the company I’m looking at. I just ordered a couple from them to test them out. Do they look nice and hold up well? Can you wash them yourself in your own washer/dryer?
Post # 9
We really like them. We ordered the polyester in white rounds for our Non-Profit and I believe my grandmother took them home after our first dinner (dressing on them and all) soaked them in oxyclean over night and then washed them… Idk if/how she dried them but we just used them again a few weeks ago… looked great! (i’ll have to ask her what exactly she did for “care”)
We’re ordering their torquise poly for banquet and coral table runners for the wedding. I’m looking forward to getting them…
You will need to take an iron and board and some startch to iron them but the first time we didn’t have startch, only a wet rag, and it didn’t take too long… my grandma has that ironing arm! lol
Oh… and they ship out fast too!
Post # 10
We are buying ours from a friend who had a wedding at the same reception venue a year before,so they are the color I want and she has enough for all the tables and the shape of the tables.