Post # 1
You bees are always go great at finding the best deals! This week one of our goals is tablecloths… which neither of us foresaw being a big deal- until I saw prices! We just want plain white, round 90” tablecloths for 12 tables… But it appears that even renting these will put us at over $100! Going with linen-like disposable will put us at $60-$80… which is still more than we’d like to spend on this.
We’ve had sticker shock SO OFTEN while wedding planning but this tablecloth thing is just crazy. Or maybe I’m crazy? Any tips/tricks? How have other budget brides delt with this?
Post # 3
CinnamonStick, I’m struggling with this exact thing. I haven’t figured out what I’m going to do yet, but you might find this thread helpful:
Rental Prices are Killing Me!
A bunch of bees gave some good suggestions of places to look for inexpensive linens. I think that purchasing and re-selling is the way to go for cost-effective linens. Good luck!
Post # 4
I bought from linentablecloth.com–google for coupon codes.
You can resell after to make some of the money back.
Post # 5
What about thrift stores for white tablecloths/sheets? You can bleach everything and it you wanted a certain color, you could use RIT dye to dye them.
Or, I would just go to a party supply store and buy the large rolls of plastic table cloths. They come in a variety of colors. My step-sister had a 50s themed wedding and we bought black and white checkered ones. They were great for outside and great for cleanup.
Post # 6
Check out http://www.efavormart.com they have some great prices on tablecloths and you can recoop your money after the wedding by selling them.
Post # 7
CinnamonStick, did you check Tuesday Morning stores? Last time I was there, they were selling a few 90″ rounds for $3.99… though I don’t know if they’d have 12 all at once. Also check HomeGoods… and if you have some time before your wedding, buy what they have and keep checking back. Places like that seem to re-stock the same merchandise often!
Also, if you’re flexible on this, you can consider having a bunch of slightly mismatched tablecloths (bought on eBay or at Goodwill), and unify them by using the same runner on all tables. Burlap costs $1.99/yd. at my local fabric store with a coupon, and you can easily slice it down the middle to make two runners, lengthwise. It might be a cute, unique way to come in under budget, overall.