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Linens ( Frustation at Fi) :(

As most of you know I am renting my linens, and it isnt cheap....My DOC ( Danielle) told me it would be cheaper to buy...Ive done some reaserach and found out the if we  purchase them it will be ALOT cheaper and we get to make some money get.....We already gave the linen place $1000 but if we only get the chairs from them and buy linens elsewhere , they will owe us money...I told FI and he hates the idea of buying the linens , he said just rent and we dont have to deal with any drama.....By the time we are done, linen and chair rental will be about $2500 ......I am frustrated :( What do I do??
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Re: Linens ( Frustation at Fi) :(

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    herculeschloeherculeschloe member
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    edited December 2011
    It would be a headache to purchase and have to worry about them later (whereas rental they drop off and pick up), so I can see where he is coming from. Do you have that extra $$ in your budget? If you do, listen to FI. If not and you have to forgo other things to be able to rent them, I say buy and explain to FI why you are doing so. Maybe if he sees what else you would rather spend that money on, he'll get it?
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    cmp1986cmp1986 member
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    edited December 2011
    Try and just explain to him that it's way cheaper to buy them than rent. Tell him that those rental places charge way above the actual cost to make money. Then explain to him that you will be selling it to another bride. That all brides are looking for linens and a deal. So you will have no problem selling them. HTH.
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    edited December 2011
    AHHH Linens!! I am now dealing with this too, I want linens but they are expensive. Will they give you some of the money back? Which way would be cheaper if they took your deposit and you bought or went with everything
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    edited December 2011
    We have the money but I like to save whenever I can , he says that he doesnt want the stress of having to store them till someone buys them :(
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    edited December 2011
    I say if its easier to stress without them, then don't buy them. I see where you are coming from on the money front, but the stress would be lower.

    FYI... my friend is getting married at the Coral Gables Womens Club and apparently theres a clause in the contract that says you are only allowed to use their chairs ($8 per chaivari). Did you check up on this or did you negotiate it with them? My friend tried getting around it but CGWC will not budge!
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    edited December 2011
    Well I can see both point of views.  You need to sit down with your FI and explain that buying them is cheaper and in the end, you'll be making money, when you go and sell them.  However, your FI is right, renting them is less of a hassle, but more expensive.  Just explain to him your reasons for buying linens and see if the company will give you money back, they may not, but it's worth a shot.  I'm buying linens, definitely cheaper than renting!
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    edited December 2011

    I am also debating whether to buy or rent.  I think you should do what u feel is best for you both.

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    edited December 2011
    Get a new fiance.

    Just kidding. Do you have any relatives nearby so that you could promise him that you'll store them at their place instead of "stressing" him out with their presence at your place? I guess with something like this if it was my FI, I'd tell him he's being ridiculous, and then I'd do what I wanted to do, but it sounds like that wouldn't fly with you. His argument is stress of selling, and stress of storing, so I would think that if you can promise him that you'll sell them without bothering him about it, and you'll store them away from him, then he can't object too much.
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    cmp1986cmp1986 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_florida-south-florida_linens-frustation-fi?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:67Discussion:c7d498f3-2804-4160-b475-ea042f101bd1Post:eb194b90-05b5-4e34-9f12-61bd461830c4">Re: Linens ( Frustation at Fi) :(</a>:
    [QUOTE]Get a new fiance. Just kidding. Do you have any relatives nearby so that you could promise him that you'll store them at their place instead of "stressing" him out with their presence at your place? I guess with something like this if it was my FI, I'd tell him he's being ridiculous, and then I'd do what I wanted to do, but it sounds like that wouldn't fly with you. His argument is stress of selling, and stress of storing, so I would think that if you can promise him that you'll sell them without bothering him about it, and you'll store them away from him, then he can't object too much.
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