(Closed) Linen dilemma

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

If you have the $$, buying and then reselling tableclothes is a good idea.  I got mine at cvlinens.com when they were on sale.  I’m planning on selling them after our wedding, but even if for some reason I couldn’t get rid of them, they were only $250 total so it’s still significantly cheaper than renting.

Post # 4
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2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would go with buying the real thing and trying to resell.  I have no issues with plastic but I think real linens will lend a sort of ‘elegance’ to your casual laid back wedding that plastic just can’t.  Also, for me,  it’ll look more like a wedding if you have real linens.  At the end of the day though you have to do what you want to do as your guests could care less.

Post # 5
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1281 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m actually going to be making my tablecloths…going to by fabric in yards and just measure the fabric and hem the edges and ta-da! 

Post # 6
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3471 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

I bought my linens from Amazon because it was cheaper than renting them– obviously the plastic will be cheaper but the linens will look nicer, so it’s really just a matter of how much you want to spend. 

Post # 7
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think burlap runners and mason jars with plastic tablecloths will look weird because one is rustic and one is clearly manmade. I would rather have regular linens, even if they were all mismatched vintage-y like tablecloths from thrift stores. How many do you need?

Post # 10
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3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@farmchick111:  How much is fabric in your area? One option is to buy bulk fabric (even if it is in different patterns/colors as long as there’s a general theme) and then “finish” the edges yourself. If you Google “making table cloth”, there’s a lot of tutorials.

It may be tricky selling all these linens and it may not be. I’m not sure. You probably can get rid of them over time, like on Craig’s List or even here in WB classified. I think either plain white or vintage/prop-like table cloths would probably sell the fastest?

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