(Closed) Cafe lighting: rent or buy?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would buy them and then sell them after the wedding! They are very popular and even if you only recoup half of the cost they will still be much cheaper than renting. $2/foot is the rental price, right? You can order them online for around $1/foot. Here’s one place that sells 25 feet (25 bulbs) for $28.

Post # 4
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

definitely buy! my friend listed hers on craigslist and they were gone in under an hour :0

wish she had told me as I would have bought them!

Post # 5
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Is anyone looking to buy theirs and resell to me afterwards?!

Post # 6
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I know this is an older thread but I just want to make sure I’m not crazy. My event decorator wants to charge $300/strand with a 3 strand minimum for a space that’s 66′ x 18′

Is that crazy? How many strands did you all use? I’m seriously considering buying them online and having them shipped over instead…

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