How much does it cost to rent table place settings? - Loanables

How much does it cost to rent table place settings?

I have 3 friends either building a home or completely remodeling a home right now. Listening to all of the decisions that have to be made on a daily basis is overwhelming. There are hundreds of options with every choice you have to make (Do you want tile or hardwood floors? Seems simple enough until you answer that question only to find there are hundreds of choice either way you go).  It can be overwhelming and make the whole process of building a house draining. The similarities to planning a large event are staggering.

People call me and they have a simple question like, “how much does it cost to rent dinnerware?” I want to give a straight, simple answer, but the answer is dependent upon so many different things. What you choose to rent is probably different than what the next person I talk to will choose. With that said, there are some general guidelines you can use for budgeting purposes. Please keep in mind this is an over-simplification just to get you started with budgeting. I chose a common range of prices – there are ALWAYS more expensive options when you start customizing.

Per Person Cost for Formal Place Setting

Item Good Better Best
Charger $1.10 $4.50 $6.95
Dinner Plate $0.55 $0.95 $2.00
Salad Plate $0.55 $0.95 $2.00
Bread Plate $0.55 $0.95 $2.00
Dessert Plate $0.55 $0.95 $2.00
Beverage Glass $0.50 $0.95 $2.25
Red Wine Glass $0.55 $0.95 $2.25
White Wine Glass $0.55 $0.95 $2.25
Coffee Cup $0.50 $0.70 $0.95
Coffee Cup Saucer $0.50 $0.60 $0.95
Salad Fork $0.40 $0.55 $0.75
Dinner Fork $0.40 $0.55 $0.75
Dinner Knife $0.40 $0.55 $0.75
Dessert Fork $0.40 $0.55 $0.75
Teaspoon $0.40 $0.55 $0.75
Butter Knife $0.40 $0.55 $0.75

Total Per Person

$8.30 $15.75 $28.10

Per Person Cost for Casual Place Setting

Item Good Better Best
Dinner Plate $0.55 $0.95 $2.00
Salad Plate $0.55 $0.95 $2.00
Bread Plate $0.55 $0.95 $2.00
Beverage Glass $0.50 $0.95 $2.25
Dinner Fork $0.40 $0.55 $0.75
Dinner Knife $0.40 $0.55 $0.75
Teaspoon $0.40 $0.55 $0.75
Butter Knife $0.40 $0.55 $0.75

Total Per Person

$3.75 $6.00 $11.25

I’ve worked with several people who have chosen to just get the Dinner Plate, Beverage Glass, Wine Glass, Dinner Fork, Dinner Knife, Spoon. (I actually prefer this approach unless it is a very formal event). So…on the low end, you can expect to pay about $3 per person for plain white china or glass with stainless still flatware. On the very high-end, you are looking at about $28 per person for gold or silver-rimmed china with silver-plated flatware and crystal stemware.

I really think planning a party should be fun.

“The pleasure isn’t in doing the thing, the pleasure is in planning it.”
― John GreenPaper Towns

I’m on a mission to make this quote true 😉

Here are a couple of other relevant blogs I’ve written:

Types of Rental Chairs and Average Prices

What Size Linen Fits My Table?

Table Sizes – How Many People will Fit?

Let me know what you think or what other topics you’d like me to cover.

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About Candace

Candace is a 3x Start-up Founder and Certified Event Rental Professional (CERP). She geeks out on brainstorming bold ideas and then actually brings some of them to life. She is currently the CEO of Loanables, where her mission is to reduce overconsumption by making it as easy to rent as it is to buy.

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