(Closed) So frustrated.. I just keep hoping :(

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I smooshed chair covers into my budget as well.  I originally budgeted for 120 guests and now it looks like we will be having around 100-105 so bonus!  I am renting mine for $2 a cover.

There is a website, though, that I think SELLS them for about $2.00 a cover and sometimes has free shipping I think; or maybe shipping dea.s.  If you do this you can sell them after and not go in the hole too much. I guess you would have to do your own pressing, set up, make sure they fit, etc.   

I’m not positive of the site… it maybe have been linentablecloth.com. 

I’m not sure what kind of chairs you have but you can also do something like this:

Post # 4
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I used craigslist for things like chair covers, decorative columns, chafing dishes, etc. Most vendors were willing to negotiate on prices. In a few instances, I passed on items b/c of price only to have the seller contact me b/c nobody else wanted to purchase the items.

Just keep looking…I also posted “wanted” ads for some items listing my maximum budget and got lots of responses. You have some time, so if you start now…you should be able to accumulate enough items by next August…good luck!

Post # 6
7 posts


This is what I would recommend.  Post some ads on Craigslist under various locations like “gigs” and “event services”.  Tell them exactly what you are looking for on price, location, etc.  Make sure you are diligent in reviewing portfolio’s, personalities, look for any reviews they have on yahoo or google local pages.  Heck don’t even be afraid to ask photographers what they think of other photographers.

Maybe even lay it out there that you are open to photography students…

I think you will be surpised how many responses you will get.  If I have an open day and can make a few hundred dollars, why wouldn’t I?  Well, maybe if the Steelers were in a play-off game I might consider the game… 😉

Now, here is what I have to STRESS!!!  BUYER BEWARE on Craigslist.  There are some really great photographers who are inexpensive.  There are also some that you will regret hiring FOR SURE!  Just be careful.  Do not feel you have to accept a low quality photographer just because you have a limited budget.  Post your ad everyday for a week or 2 and see what you come up with.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Post # 7
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Must check out CVLinens.com.  They have awesome prices and typically free shipping for purchases over $75.

Good Luck!

Post # 8
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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???? She is talking about chair covers not photog’s.

Yeah maybe CV linens!!!  I’m sure you can sell them after and probably get back atleast 1/2 your money.

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