Linens such as chair covers, tableclothes, napkins, overlays, sashes and runners are either available through your caterer or reception facility or you can rent your own. For the standard, usual rental linens, your local party rental store is the place to go. BUT if you want really different linens, sometimes you have to go outside of your hometown to get the variety you crave.
Linen Hero is a unique online business which rents unusual and beautiful linens to its online customers. You choose your linens from their online product pages, they are shipped to you in time for your event and they have a very specified way of arranging return of the dirty linens. It’s definitely a creative way to get the creative, upscale linens suitable for your theme.
Renting even standard color and fabric linens can be expensive. A typical rental fee for renting a tablecloth can start at $13.00 and go up from there. But you do have a less expensive alternative…buying your linens!
During the planning stage for my daughter’s wedding last year, I found that I could buy round, floor length tablecloths to fit a 48″ round table for less than I could rent them. So, I purchased 18 floor length, round, white tablecloths for about $13.00 each from LinenTablecloth.com. Compared to the $16.00 per cloth my local rental company wanted to charge me, this was a bargain. I chose to keep mine and have since rented them out to friends for $4.00 each. They got a bargain and I got a nice return on my money. You could also resell them on Craigslist or eBay. Man, I love this web business!