Buying vs. Renting

Are you planning on buying anything for your wedding instead of renting?  Linens, candle holders, china, chargers, decor items, etc?  Are you planning to resell them afterward to recoup some of the cost? 

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 8:42 am
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We're buying or building everything we can.  Linens, candle holders, containers, stands.


We're only renting china, silverware, glassware, and a dance floor (unless we can make one!).  


Everything else will be purchased and resold after the wedding.  =)

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm
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a lot of DIY but no real decisions yet

Posted on May 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm
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I am with gympup10.

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 6:48 am
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So far it's a combination of the two. Depends on the overall costs and possible recovery.


 

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 4:34 pm
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Renting... my dress!... probably lol

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm
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Buying linens from what I've seen its cheaper for me that way.

I'm going to try and sell afterwards.
Posted on July 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm
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I bought the linens, centerpeice vases, napkins, votives and vases for the floating candles.  I'll probably sell a lot of it.  

Posted on August 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm
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Because of Italian tradition you always give away the centrepiece  to a"winner" from that tabl (you make a game out of it) so I had to buy my glass vases so they can be given away (boo, lol). The trick was that I couldn't over spend, but the vases I wanted are like $60 a pop. Luckily I spent a few hours searching through Kijiji and I found a bride selling the exact vases I wanted!! It turns out that one bride had bought them for her wedding but the wedding was cancelled or something, in turn, the wedding planner sold those vases to another one of her brides. The second bride decided that she didn't like the style and thought they could be blown over by the wind at her out door wedding reception, so I ended up snagging all 30 vases from her for $14 when the original price was $60 per vase. Awesomeness. In any case I have 24" tall pilsner vases and plan to rock them! 


 

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 4:32 pm
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I was thinking of renting my linens, but I got the quote from the company I want to go with and the price is ludicrous (I had a hard time not spelling it the rapper way for some reason!). 


The rest I am buying because I'm DIY-ing pretty much everything. I'm also probably just going to force the centrepieces on people because what the heck am I going to do with them! LOL. 

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm
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We got lucky and linens and everything is included by the venue so we don't have much to do. I'm making candles as favors so the tables will be full with the venue candles and the candles I made. 

Posted on October 1, 2012 at 12:01 am
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Anyone thinking about renting the dress? How does that work? I may not need to buy my dress

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 4:43 am
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Mrs.Hodder, the centerpiece tradition sounds like so much fun! I'll probably end up doing what darkstar17 said, though, and force them on people. ha ha!


I wish I could rent my dress! I hate spending so much money on something that will only be used one day. I'm doing a vow renewal, though. If it was my wedding, I might feel differently.


I'm interested in others' experience on all this, too. My venue will rent us the tableclothes for $10 each. I wonder how that compares with buying.  

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

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