Table Linens-To Rent or Buy?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Hi!  We bought 25 60″ rounds – plain white linen for less than $200.00. I would search engine “linens” and see what you can find.  Might be worth it to purchase and then sell them for a nominal fee to make some of the money back.

I have not seen my white linens in person yet, my Mom ordered them.  She said they are nice though!  Also, check the return policy, if you order early enough, and you don’t like them, you can prob. exchange!

Post # 4
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

I buy all my linens from

They’ve been the best prices I’ve found (that are not part of a “the more you buy the less the are”deal) & have been happy with previous purchases (white round polyester linens)

I’m currently waiting on my linens for our reception, which are bright blue & runners that are coral orange. When I get them I can let you know how true to color they are compared to the website pictures

My linens are 72×120 banquet and for 18 tablecloths and 15 runners my cost was 220… not bad at all =)


Post # 5
43 posts
  • Wedding: January 2012

are you in NYC?

I am using The owner is also my florist and partial wedding planner – she is super sweet and she is giving me a great deal on the linens.

Post # 6
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I bought mine. Hoping I can sell them again afterward. I looked into renting but it was almost as expensive as buying and seemed to be a rip off to me.

Post # 7
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hi, my thoughts are to buy. Renting usually costs more in the first place and then you have to give them back, and then youre out all of that money. When you buy the linens, after the wedding, you can sell them and recupe some of the money you put into them. Plus, as far as wedding linens go buying, at least for me, seems to be cheaper. I got my linens on ebay. i just typed in wedding linens and this wonderful company sells packages of ten for 100 dollars. They came in the other day and are amazing!

Post # 8
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I bought mine way cheaper than I could rent them around here, there are not alot of places to rent nice things in Omaha.  I will just sell them later or keep them in the closet to use for other showers or events that will come up.

Post # 9
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

One thing that was concerning to me about buying linens was the wrinkles and having to iron them all right before the wedding. This is what happend to my Future Sister-In-Law the night before her wedding, on top of a bunch of other last minute things they had to do. So we’re renting basic linens, which was the same price as buying polyester-type linens.

Post # 10
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

For me, it would depend on the prices of rent vs. buy and how easy they would be to sell if I bought them.

Also, if the rented ones show up steamed, or are set up for me; that would sway me more towards renting.

Post # 11
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We rented them, but we had our caterer friend put it in their name–so we got them for half price. My orginal plan was to purchase them because it was the same exact price to buy them as it was to rent them. 

Post # 13
6 posts

Hi, I got married last February and used to search and then rent tables, linens, chairs, a tent, a dance floor, a bar and some lounge furniture. It is a great site as you can search from a variety of vendors, get the best prices and see everything that is available in your area.  It is also good for generating ideas on different looks for your event.  Good luck and have fun!  Sandra

Post # 14
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 has the cheapest linens!

Post # 15
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I bought at linen tablecloth and got the rectangle tablecloths for $6 and it is $12 to rent here in maryland. i figure i can use them as paint drops or something. They were on black friday sale so they were pretty cheap! It’s also been nice to have the napkins ahead of time to roll silver ware (using all vintage) and they were cheaper than rental too. The quality is pretty good- i mean they arent silk or soemthing but will do well!

Post # 16
2031 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I found linen rental for $8-$10 each! Where in NY are you located? Try to google ‘Morgan Linens’, I believe they’re all over NY and that’s where the ones I found were from.

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