Post # 1
I am planning to purchase (not rent) materials for a 175 – 200 person wedding… for those who have done so… any recommendations on best deals, how to transport, if you’re selling items… etc.
Also, if anyone wants use the same materials before or after feel free to contact me – I’m looking for options to cut costs.
Definately buying: (18) 120″ round tablecloths, rectangular tablecloths, (2) 90″ round tablecloths, (175 – 200) linen napkins, salad plate, dinner plate, fork, knife, spoon, water glass, wine glass
Might be buying: bread plate, coffee mug, saucer, dessert plate, dessert fork, rocks glasses, pint glasses
this is me too… http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/wan/4231800223.html
Post # 3
I bought these to try them out for our wedding…I was SHOCKED at the quality. They seem and look nicer than some of my plates from Crate & Barrel. Super imprsesed.
Not sure where’ you’re getting married, but my venue told me that they would charge me to wash each item because when you rent, the rental company takes care of washing. So unless you’re planning on taking home hundreds of dirty dishes, that’s something to keep in mind. I also heard that linens can get super wrinkled. So for me, I decided against buying everything, but I definitely considered it! I looked at a bunch of Weddingbee boards and it seems like there are a few websites that everyone uses for linens, so I recommend searching around for those.
Post # 4
I purchased our basic linens from linentablecloth.com. I haven’t seen them yet (I live in Philly but had them shipped to st Louis where our wedding is), but my mom said they are really nice quality. I got them for 40% of during a recent sale- MUCH cheaper than renting!
something I will caution about is that they are HEAVY! I only bought 16 132″ clothes (we’re renting premium overlays to go on top) and my box was 50 pounds according to the shipping notification. I can’t imagine lugging them around, plus dishes, napkins, and glasses.
Post # 5
We bought 18 sets of these dishes for $650. I’ve been buying the wine glasses from bed bath and beyond for $8 for a set of 12. We’re using mason jars that I added chalkboard stickers to and made straw tops for as regular drinking glasses and the wine glasss for water on the table. Our caterer is going to rinse them off after the wedding and we’ll have one of my sister’s friends help washing.
We also ordered silverware, salt and pepper shakers and pitchers from wasserstrom online for $160.
We did the tablecloth sale from linen table cloth also. I’ll buy the napkins later.
One nice thing for us is that my dad owns the venue so we’re planning on bringing stuff down early and won’t be in a huge rush to get it packed up.