(Closed) linen rentals sticker shock!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

whoa that’s crazy.  I don’t know if that’s realistic or not.  But my caterer just provided the linens and it was included in the price of the food.  So I don’t really know how much the linens cost.  I imagine they were polyester.  Do you really need linen?  I doubt anyone will really care that much!  Or could you do polyester table cloths and do linen table runners (which would cost less hopefully since they are less fabric)?

Or see if you can buy the fabric and make them yourselves.  

Post # 4
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

wow, that’s a little crazy! i have no idea what the price of 100% linen should be, but i do know i couldn’t afford that! i agree with maybe trying to diy, or doing runners. or what about using a burlap runner? i really don’t think people will notice if you don’t have 100% linen.

Post # 5
348 posts
Helper bee

Linen is expensive.  How do you feel about cotton, or even a poly/cotton blend?  Those are going to be MUCH cheaper.

Post # 6
1982 posts
Buzzing bee

Wow, I’d go buy some muslin by the bolt and fusing tape and make tablecloths myself for that price!

Maybe do polyester and then some burlap or linen or muslin table runners?

Post # 7
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

That’s so expensive!  How many do you have to rent?  I would definitely look into other options, if I were you.  I would hate for you to feel upset afterwards at spending the money, you know?  Poly blend tablecloths have improved so much these days (no longer the shiny/flammable things they used to be), that the difference in the overall look is really not going to be very noticable.  For me, it wouldn’t be worth spending $90 extra per tablecloth.

I understand wanting to have it match the natural feel of your reception, but there are other ways to achieve this look you want, like the suggestions given above.  We just went with tablecloths from linentablecloth.com, and they ended up being fine– and at less than $15 each (we had long rectangles), I definitely appreciated the savings.

Post # 8
2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

holy crap… even the super high end linen company that i went to see didn’t have prices that high. i mean, that is kind of ridiculous. if i were you i would look into buying my own offline for much cheaper. we ended up doing a lot of research and finding a great deal and very professional company where the linens are like $25.

Post # 9
4567 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

.. .yeah, that price just isn’t right. I definintely wouldn’t even think twice about turning and walking the other direction. That just seems silly!

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