(Closed) AM I GETTING SCAMMED?? Wedding vendors..

posted 4 years ago in Decor
  • poll: I think...
    Yes those prices are too high : (5 votes)
    18 %
    No the prices are just right : (14 votes)
    50 %
    You could probably do better : (9 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 4
    2268 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    Too many unknown factors:

    – What kind of chairs? Chivari chairs typically cost more than others

    – Where is your event? This matters. Renting equipment in NYC is far more expensive than rentals in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

    – How far to deliver and pick up?

    – Does this include set up?

    Post # 5
    4035 posts
    Honey bee

    @BrideToBe14:  Your table prices seem pretty reasonable, depending on the size. I paid $12 a table for a 10 top. The chairs seem high, unless they are chivari charis. I paid $3.50 per white wooden chair with padded seats. The table cloth price seems pretty standard as well. Delivery and tax are normal, and the other taxes.

    Obviously, prices will vary from area to area. Best practice is to ask for quotes from multiple companies to price compare.

    Post # 6
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    I think it really depends on location and how nice the rentals are.  Compared to my area, the table price seems normal, the chair price would be normal for a chiavari or equivalent chair, but the linen price seems high for plain white linens unless the linens are an unusual size.  If you can shop around, I’d check with a couple other rental places to see how they compare.

    Post # 7
    589 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

    That is almost exactly what I was quoted for everything. Any chances you have a hook-up with a church or hall that you could rent from instead of a wedding company? 

    Post # 8
    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Yah that sounds pretty normal, unfortunately.

    Post # 10
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Those do seem like normal prices, but I agree that they are ridiculously high. I opted for just buying my linens, that way I could resell them after the wedidng and recoup most of my money. You can purchase a lot from Amazon that are the same price, if not cheaper, than most rentals.

    Post # 12
    9142 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    That sounds about right for rentals.  We paid $1.50 for plain white plastic chairs because I couldn’t stomach the Chivari prices.  We paid $8 per 60″ round table.  We didn’t end up renting linens because we were on a tight budget (we ended up doing poly lined paper but our wedding was very casual.)

    Post # 13
    5883 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @BrideToBe14:  You might want to look into buying cheap white table clothes. Ive heard of many brides that find cheap linens, then resell them after the wedding.

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