(Closed) Renting vs buying

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Did you buy or rent?
    I rented my linens and was happy with the choice : (9 votes)
    75 %
    I wish I bought linens : (0 votes)
    I bought my linens : (3 votes)
    25 %
    I wish I didn't buy my linens : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    829 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Glad I rented (from the caterer). One less thing for me to have to worry about, and I’ll be honest. I intended to re-sell all our other DIY decor and just haven’t done it yet. I gotta get on that. But selling the linens would have just been one other thing I’d have to do. By renting from the caterer, he set up all of that stuff for us, too. 

    Post # 3
    659 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

     I rented them from our florist and I’m so glad I did. I bought a bunch of mercury glass votives for decor at our wedding and they’re all sitting in boxes in our spare bedroom closet. And I have no clue what to do with them because I don’t even want to deal with the hassle of shipping them if I sell them.

    I think reselling wedding related stuff is a little more difficult than a lot of people make it out to be honestly.

    Post # 4
    3303 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010


    I agree! Especially if the DIY items are very distinctive. 

    Post # 5
    3303 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010


    For our vow renewal, I will be buying rosette runners.

    I’m using the same white tableclothes in the venue. 

    Post # 6
    10545 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I rented and paid for set up and take down.  If I didn’t pay for the service, buying may have made sense.  I think that’s quite a bit of work though.  I wouldn’t be happy to be doing that as a BM.

    Post # 7
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida


    wanabeabee:  White or Ivory linens came with my venue so i wasn’t complaining and she has runners in every color to rent me for a small fee.

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