Waterford Wednesday: Renting vs. Buying Linens

We’re back again for another edition of Waterford Wednesday!
Today we are going to discuss a topic of debate regarding linens: renting vs. buying.
Sometimes, clients believe that buying linens for their event rather than renting is a better option. However, there are many reasons why this is definitely not the case, and we’re going to break down a few of them today!

Quality
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When you’re investing in linens for your big day or event, the quality is very important! You don’t want to end up with linens that you bought for cheap to come in with very thin fabric and low thread count. There would be nothing worse than receiving linens that you could see straight through! A rental company will ensure you have excellent quality linens at an affordable rental price. We pride ourselves on providing only high quality fabrics that are essentially wrinkle-free!

Sizing
One of the perks of renting linens compared to buying is the hands on assistance you will receive when renting. At Waterford, we hold a design meeting with each of our clients which helps in assuring you are renting the correct size linens to fit your chair and tables. This service is basically like having your own personal Linen Coordinator! You won’t receive this type of service when renting from a random website.

Ironing Expense
A HUGE incentive to rent linens rather than buying comes in the form of ironing. If you choose to buy, you run the high risk of your linens being delivered in very small packages which makes the process of ironing out all the wrinkles extremely difficult. At Waterford, we use a laundering facility that is equipped with extremely large industrial pressing machines so the task of ironing linens is not another worry that is added to your list!

Samples
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One of the biggest reasons that renting is a more effective option compared to buying is the ability to actually see the linens you are potentially going to rent. When you go into a business to rent linens you are presented with the opportunity to personally view the items and ensure the style, texture, and colors are exactly what you want! If you choose to buy your linens, there is no guarantee that the color you see on a website will look the same in person. The stress of a potentially mismatched color scheme is not something you want to stress about on your big day!

Picture 1 // Dragon Photography Studio // Baxter’s Creative Events
Picture 2 // David Champagne Photography // Baxter’s Creative Events

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