(Closed) Tablecloths: Rent vs Buy?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would buy them then have cleaned and then resell here on the classifieds to recoup your money.

Post # 4
10355 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010


You have to steam/iron all those tablecloths to get the horrible fold lines out to make them look nice – and then store/transport them in a way that keeps them from getting lines in them again.


Trust me, unless you have limitless free set-up labor available to you, save yourself the hassle and just rent.

Post # 5
1289 posts
Bumble bee

If you buy them you can sell them again and make some money back. It’s way cheaper to buy my linens than rent them as well.

Post # 6
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We’re buying them.. They’re listed only 1 dollar more a tablecloth, and after rental tax & delivery to our venue it was going to cost MORE!

we order from tableclothsfactory.com and have always been really happy with them!

Over 100 dollars shipping is free and being in Texas there isn’t any sale tax through them. (not sure how that works but yea)


Post # 7
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Can you find a different rental company just for linens? Ask for a discount. It never hurts – I usually could get most places to knock off about 25% per tablecloth.

Having to iron and transport tablecloths is not fun (I only had 2 that we provided for our guestbook table and that sucked). Reselling is kind of a crap shoot – I STILL have stuff listed from our wedding last Sept.

Post # 9
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

We really like them. We ordered the polyester in white rounds for our Non-Profit and I believe my grandmother took them home after our first dinner (dressing on them and all) soaked them in oxyclean over night and then washed them… Idk if/how she dried them but we just used them again a few weeks ago… looked great! (i’ll have to ask her what exactly she did for “care”)

We’re ordering their torquise poly for banquet and coral table runners for the wedding. I’m looking forward to getting them…

You will need to take an iron and board and some startch to iron them but the first time we didn’t have startch, only a wet rag, and it didn’t take too long… my grandma has that ironing arm! lol

Oh… and they ship out fast too!

Post # 10
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We are buying ours from a friend who had a wedding at the same reception venue a year before,so they are the color I want and she has enough for all the tables and the shape of the tables.

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