200 days and counting.... Wow, it's hard to believe. It's been a rough few weeks and hubby's bes...
Hey Ladies...I'm super excited about the purchases that I made today!! Like most brides out there, I was really struggling with the thought of having to spend $20 per table just to RENT table linens!! I could understand maybe if you have to pay $20 upfront, but as long as you returned them in good condition then maybe you could get at least $5-$10 back for each linen or something like that...and then if they were stained or ripped, then the rental company would keep all of the money. If only things worked that way, then maybe I could understand paying $20 each, but not if ALL of that money goes completely down the drain just in order to use their table linens for one night!!
So I began exploring cheap places to actually BUY table linens and I had narrowed it down to www.linentablecloth.com and www.tableclothsfactory.com. At first, I was actually planning on buying the majority of our linens from www.linentablecloth.com cause most of their items are on sale right now...and then the only things I couldn't order from them were the satin turquoise chair sashes and table runners that I wanted because they didn't have them in turquoise, so I was gonna just order those from www.tableclothsfactory.com. Grand total if I ordered the items that we needed from each of these companies would've been $925.59. Well, then I discovered the link to the wholesale discount coupon codes on www.tableclothsfactory.com...if you spend $1,000, you get an 8% discount. It might not sound like much of a discount, but I decided that if I ordered everything from them and got all of our linens from one place, then I was actually able to get one extra 8' rectangular table linen, an extra table runner, and an extra chair cover, and this helped me get to $1,008, so after the discount my grand total came to $927.55!!! So for only $2 more, I was able to get 3 extra items and also all of my items will come from the same company...so I'm guessing it'll be better and less hectic that way!!
So here's what I ordered:
11 - 90" x 156" rectangular table linens in white (8' floor length) = $19.99 each
4 - 90" x 132" rectangular table linens in white (6' floor length) = $15.99 each
8 - 136" round table linens in white (6' round floor length) = $17.99 each
5 - 108" round table linens in white (4' round floor length) = $13.99 each
116 - White folding chair covers = $2.99 each
120 - Turquoise satin chair sashes = $0.99 each (I got a few extra for some other things besides just using them for the chairs)
15 - Turquoise table runners = $2.99 each
The GRAND TOTAL was $927.55 (after the 8% discount)...which included FREE ground shipping, and I was able to get an extra 8' rectangular table linen, an extra table runner, and an extra chair cover for only $2 more than if I had ordered from the 2 separate companies!! So yes I LOVE www.tableclothsfactory.com!!! I'll post up pics as soon as they arrive...and just so all you lovely brides know...YES these linens will all be going up for sale the day after our wedding lol!!! ;-)
Just to compare...for the exact same quantities of all of these items that I just ordered, if I had actually rented the exact same things from the local wedding rental place (there's only 1 in our area!) then the total would've come to $1,063...and that's without the 15 table runners that I ordered because they don't rent table runners!!! So you do the math...I'm extremely happy that I decided to BUY our table linens instead of renting them!!! And of course WBC brides will get the first dibs on buying any of these items after our wedding is over!!! ;-)