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Wedding Supplies - Cheaper to Buy Than Rent? Mason Jars, Rocks Glasses, Plates, Flatware

Dem Bums 40 December 2, 2012 at 07:31 PM
So I'll give you some backstory first. I'm getting married next year and the venue we're using is extremely bare bones which means you basically bring everything in yourself. So just imagine we were doing it at one of our homes. It actually fits our personalities pretty well because we typically end up getting pretty DIY with most things. We also tend to do things a little differently.

Anyways, in the last month we've gone to a few rental stores to checkout what they have and what their prices are like. Most of them are very similar in price. Through some quick research, we've realized that it seems like we may be able to buy many of the food and drink related things for cheaper than it would cost to rent for the night. I understand that everything will be dirty afterwards, but the plan is to see if their is a local non-profit that would like to come and take all of the stuff away for free after the wedding. Better than renting some used crap, right?

Has anyone else done this before? I'm wondering if anyone has any good suggestions? Are there any restaurant supply wholesalers out there that I should checkout or do you think it's better to go with the likes of Walmart?

Here's what we're currently looking for. We're not sure on totals yet but lets just assume it will 200 of each for the time being.

8 oz mason jars
16 oz mason jars
Rocks Glasses - 8 - 10 oz
Flatware (Dinner fork, salad fork, spoon, knife
Dinnerware (10" Plate, 8" Plate)

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Alright, this is the best deal I can find for the mason jars.

Kmart has a coupon code for $25 off $125 until December 31st: 25OFF125

12 pack of 8oz Ball Mason Jars
[kmart.com]

$8.09 for 12 jars
16 cases at $8.09 = $129.44 - $25 = $104.44
16 cases x 12 jars = 192 jars
$104.44/192 = $0.5439/per jar

12 pack of 16oz Ball Mason Jars [kmart.com]

$8.99 for 12 jars
14 cases at $8.09 = $125.86 - $25 = $100.86
14 cases x 12 jars = 168 jars
$100.86/168 = $0.6004/per jar

Anyone know of anything better?
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Quote from Dem Bums View Post :
So I'll give you some backstory first. I'm getting married next year and the venue we're using is extremely bare bones which means you basically bring everything in yourself. So just imagine we were doing it at one of our homes. It actually fits our personalities pretty well because we typically end up getting pretty DIY with most things. We also tend to do things a little differently.

Anyways, in the last month we've gone to a few rental stores to checkout what they have and what their prices are like. Most of them are very similar in price. Through some quick research, we've realized that it seems like we may be able to buy many of the food and drink related things for cheaper than it would cost to rent for the night. I understand that everything will be dirty afterwards, but the plan is to see if their is a local non-profit that would like to come and take all of the stuff away for free after the wedding. Better than renting some used crap, right?

Has anyone else done this before? I'm wondering if anyone has any good suggestions? Are there any restaurant supply wholesalers out there that I should checkout or do you think it's better to go with the likes of Walmart?

Here's what we're currently looking for. We're not sure on totals yet but lets just assume it will 200 of each for the time being.

8 oz mason jars
16 oz mason jars
Rocks Glasses - 8 - 10 oz
Flatware (Dinner fork, salad fork, spoon, knife
Dinnerware (10" Plate, 8" Plate)

Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
For glassware and center pieces, dollar stores are great and so are local glassware wholesalers. You can let guest bring the jars home since after a wedding you a limited amount of time to get out of the venue.

For plates, stick with the rental because it will a huge mess cleaning them depending on the table settings. Or the dollar store is another great option if the rental are too high.

You can ask wedding derocator to use their stuff for a very little cost. Try posting to other sites like the "the knot " to keep cost down.

I used to work at a ritzy wedding catering company during my college days.
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Depending if you're flexible you are with the jar styles and other supplies, check Craig's liist. It's amazing how much money I saved for my own wedding by just browsing CL. Summer time, right after June was the best time, but every now and then, you still find a really good deal...
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For glassware and center pieces, dollar stores are great and so are local glassware wholesalers. You can let guest bring the jars home since after a wedding you a limited amount of time to get out of the venue.

For plates, stick with the rental because it will a huge mess cleaning them depending on the table settings. Or the dollar store is another great option if the rental are too high.

You can ask wedding derocator to use their stuff for a very little cost. Try posting to other sites like the "the knot " to keep cost down.

I used to work at a ritzy wedding catering company during my college days.
Good point on the plates, great idea.

I can tell you right now that the dollar store idea won't work.
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Friday Fry Friday :)
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Quote from Dem Bums View Post :
Good point on the plates, great idea.

I can tell you right now that the dollar store idea won't work.
Depends on the dollar store. Long chain stores like the 99 cent only store let you in buy in wholesale 100-1,000 units with very good pricing. Smaller stores are only suitable for a very small guest list.

The the leftover stuff can be given to goodwill or sold on craigslist to another wedding.
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