Why rent linen tablecloths when you can own them cheaper?
Renting seems to make more sense on the surface anyway. I mean, what are you going to do with a bunch of tablecloths, chair covers and napkins after the party or wedding reception is over, right? But wait! Do you really want to spend up to 3 TIMES more and being ripped off by a rental company when you could own your linens for a whole lot less!
Okay yes, there is one or two cons to buying your linens:
1) Laundering. You will have to wash them when it’s all over. But many rental companies make you at least rinse the food off before returning the linens anyway. Plus, rental companies will charge you if the linens have stains on them and or if they get any holes or candle wax drippings! That fact alone should be enough to convince you! You may as well wash your linens on your schedule rather than having to rush to return the linens within the very short time frame rental companies allow. Usually you are only given 48 hours from the time you pick them up! Like you have nothing else to do right after your wedding, right!!?
2) Storing. The other con would be storage. If you live in a small apartment, or just lack storage space in general, it could be a challenge. You will want to store them in an airtight container like a large Rubbermaid style bin in a dry area. If you live in a wet climate such as Oregon or Washington, you probably wouldn’t want to store them in the garage.
The PROS of buying tablecloths (and there are many!)
- You save money. Lots of it! Rental tablecloths and chair covers cost an average of 50%-100% more than LinenTablecloth.
- You have brand new linens. Not old, used-and-washed-hundreds-of-times linens.
- You can launder on your schedule, and if a guest spills red wine on a white tablecloth, you will not be charged for it, you just pre-treat it, throw it in the washer with some bleach and voila! Good as new!
- Next time you have a party, even if it’s just another birthday party you will say to yourself “Oh yeah, I have tablecloths!” No worry about shopping again or buying cheap flimsy paper tablecloths. You always have an excuse to go “fancy.”
- You will be a hero when you save your friend or family member money and loan them YOUR tablecloths for their big event!
- You can get a return on your investment by selling your wedding linens online. You can make between 50 and 100% of what you spent selling them on Craig’s List or eBay.
- What about donating them to your church or school? Tax deduction! And kudos to you for being so generous! Even if you buy them, wash them and then donate them, you still saved a lot of money over renting and that has to make you feel proud!
PHOTO CREDITS: Thanks to our happy customers for posting them photos on Facebook.