Search thousands of topics on CostHelper.com

BROWSE ALL TOPICS >> appliances babies & children  cars  consumer electronics health & personal care home & garden personal finance  pets  schools small business weddings
CostHelper > Weddings  > Table Linens

Table Linens Cost


How Much Do Table Linens Cost?

 
low costChair Cover Rental: $3.50-$5.50 eachaverage costTable Runner Rental: $3-$8 eachhigh costTablecloth Rental: $6-$18 each
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)

A popular item to rent for wedding receptions, table linens may include tablecloths, table skirts, table runners or overlays, chair covers and cloth napkins. Common materials include polyester, satin or organza, and the prices below reflect a general range of all materials. While some people choose to buy these items for their wedding reception, renting linens is a popular way to cut costs while also choosing from a wide selection of colors and sizes available from party rental companies.

Typical costs:

  • Table cloth rentals typically range from $6 to $10 for a round or square tablecloth that reaches just past the edge of the table. Floor-length tablecloths for rectangular banquet tables can cost up to $18 each.
  • Table skirts are normally 30 inches tall and rental cost varies by length. You can expect to pay $1.10 to $1.50 per foot of table skirting. Usually secured by elastic and ordered to the size of the table, this piece drapes down the sides of the table in order to create the illusion of a floor-length table covering.
  • Table runners typically rent for $3 to $8. A long table runner adds a splash of color to a banquet table.
  • Table overlays (also called square table cloths) typically range $6 to $12. A smaller square overlay placed over a round table cloth adds color contrast much like a table runner.
  • Chair cover rentals typically range from $3.50 to $5.50 per chair. This fee may or may not include setup, but it often includes a contrasting color sash tied to the chair back in a bow.
  • Cloth napkins typically rent for $0.40 to $0.65 each. These may come in white or colored and are normally 20-by-20 inches or smaller.
Related articles: Table and Chair Rentals, Stemware and Flatware Rentals, Centerpieces, Wedding Caterer, Wedding Planner

What should be included:
  • Your rental will typically be for 24 hours of use. If the company agrees, you may pick up the linens the day before the event and return the day after at no additional charge.
  • Linens will arrive cleaned and pressed.
  • Your rental company will clean the linens after the event, and most policies will protect you against normal stains to the linens, like spilled food, drink or candle wax.
Additional costs:
  • Expect additional delivery, set-up and pick-up fees if you don't want to handle this yourself. For example, rates at Eventures[1] are $55 minimum for delivery and an extra 25 percent of the total rental fee for setup and tear-down at the event.
  • Many companies require a deposit as high as 50 percent when signing the rental contract. The balance is typically due 24 hours before picking up the linens, which allows changes to the order to match the guest list.
  • If the linens incur burns, rips or stains that cannot be removed, there will be charges for the replacement cost as determined by the rental company. Always read the rental contract carefully.
Discounts:
  • If possible, get a friend or family member to pick up the linens before the wedding and drop them off after the reception. This will save set-up fees at nearly every rental company. Have the bridal party set out the linens instead of hiring the company to do it.
  • Look for a first-time customer discount or large-party discounts (i.e., over 200 guests).
Shopping for table linens:
  • When renting table linens, know an approximate guest count as well as the measurements for tables at the reception hall. Don't forget to reserve linens for long banquet tables, the cake table, the gift table, etc.
  • Anar Party Rental[2] offers a helpful guide for determining seating and linen sizes for different table measurements.
  • Some people choose to buy linens rather than rent. Chair covers at can be purchased at Save on Crafts[3] for as little as $6 each, and may resell on eBay for around $3 per cover. eFavorMart[4] sells table cloths with discounted prices on bulk orders.
post E-mail post Post   Comments (1)
CostHelper News


Top 7 Ways to Trim Pet Expenses
Pets, for many, are part of the family; another member that needs love, feeding and treatment, just like anyone else in the household. || Posted September 18 2013


Forgotten Expenses In a Home Addition Budget
Items like construction costs, permit fees or debris removal aren't the only expenses to consider when calculating the total costs of a home remodeling project. || Posted August 5 2013

‣ All CostHelper Blog Posts


What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
roofing work
Amount: $0.00
Posted by: martinnitsim in lw3, gb.Posted: July 26th, 2012 12:07AM
Number: Type: great britain
Company: boxing
hello again kevin i got it from a mate so i think this is the web address
and details,ring them for advice ,tell them martin netsims said you would sort him out
Was this post helpful to you?   yes     no Report prohibited or spam


 

Comment On Your Experience With Table Linens
 
Subject:  *
Amount Spent:  *
Number: Type: 
Company:   
Comments: 
Purchased:  Year: 
City:  * State:  *
 
Information about you:
Email:  * Email addresses are not displayed.
Name:  This is the name we'll display with your post.
me on this computer
*=required field.
 



External Resources:
  1.  www.eventurespartyrentals.com/Renting.html
  2.  www.anarpartyrental.com/faq.php
  3.  www.save-on-crafts.com/
  4.  www.efavormart.com/120roundtablecloth-10colorsavailable.aspx
More Weddings Topics
Check Out All Costs for Weddings How Much Does a Wedding Reception Venue Cost? How Much Does a Wedding Photographer Cost? How Much Does an Open Bar Cost?

Search Thousands of Topics on CostHelper.com

 
Today's Featured Cost Articles

About CostHelper
CostHelper is based in Silicon Valley and provides consumers with unbiased price information about thousands of goods and services. Our writers are experienced journalists who adhere to our strict editorial ethics policy.

CostHelper Community
General Cleaning except windows and VCT
Paid: 0.00
Going rates can vary. However, your best advice is to stay below prices like Service Master or some big franchise charges. In general their help isn't that bright or speaks no English... [more]
-Gary Honey
Office Cleaning Cost
Dental Implants
Paid: 72000.00
Why do full dental implants cost more than purchasing a condominium?... [more]
-Jack Sprat
Dental Implants Cost
Clogged toilet to main line clean out
Paid: 465.00
Came out and pulled toilet ( took a whole 5 minutes)and ran his drain cleaning machine 75ft. to clear out clog which took about 15 minutes or so. Put on new wax ring and toilet back in place... [more]
-
Unclogging a Toilet Cost
Houston Flood
Paid: 450.00
never flooded, not in flood plain but just had 34 inches of rain in 5 days, huge flood 5 minutes away, hoping costs don't increase and that new maps won't include us in flood plain$250,000 building, $100,000 contents, $1250 deductible... [more]
-Thankfully Dry
Flood Insurance Cost
Ear Wax Removal
Paid: 1100.00
Yes, just got the bill! I paid my copay at my visit... [more]
-Michelle S.
Ear Wax Removal Cost
Scamming in Detroit
Paid: 410.00
My husband and I went to a sporting event on the Wayne State Campus. We parked in what was apparently a non-campus location. There were no signs stating that we couldn't park there, so we took advantage of the spot. Bad on us... [more]
-Kris Starosta
Recovering a Towed Vehicle Cost