Are acrylic plate chargers tacky?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Are acrylic chargers tacky?
    a Wedding don't! : (23 votes)
    32 %
    A wedding do! : (50 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 3
    11634 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think if you’re going for the formal feel of chargers, they should actually be real chargers.

    Post # 4
    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @xoxovmarie:  Only a weirdo would notice lol!

    Post # 5
    649 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    As opposed to? 

    Seriously, what are real chargers made of? I wouldn’t notice! Mine were probably chargers, and they looked lovely to me.

    Post # 6
    311 posts
    Helper bee

    @xoxovmarie:  are talking about the hobby lobby/michaels acrylic chargers? It depends where your wedding is, what the style is, and how formal it is. I think they are tacky but my wedding is not a casual affair. I prefer glass ones. 

    Post # 7
    3635 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I love the plastic ones they have at Michaels…. for making diaper cakes on.  They seem way to cheap to put with formal china, though. 

    Post # 8
    9859 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @xoxovmarie:  I wouldn’t notice what they were made of.  Personally, I have yet to see a charger plate that I actually like – I always find them a little tacky looking (probably because I’m not a fan of metallic china and all the chargers I’ve ever seen have been some metallic colour)

    Post # 9
    9526 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’d just skip them all together.

    Post # 10
    728 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Other than glass (clear) charger plates most if not all rental companies in my city rent the acrylic kind.  I vote for totally fine.


    Post # 11
    650 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I like them and I think the acrylic ones are fine. I’ve never seen anything other than the acrylic ones in real life at a wedding or other event. I wanted them for our wedding, but our tables are too small! 

    Post # 12
    1266 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I probably wouldn’t notice at all what the chargers were made of.  I would just look at the whole tablescape and be like, “Oooh, pretty!”

    Post # 13
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I think they’re great, I certainly don’t have the money to pay the $12 for glass chargers!

    Post # 14
    155 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m having them, so I don’t think they’re “tacky” (biased, much? LOL).  I don’t like the seam lines on the ones I bought from Michaels, though, so I spray painted every single one to get rid of it.  If I wasn’t so frugal, I would have gotten the glass chargers, but at $6 a pop?  Not for my budget.  But to each his (or her) own!

    Post # 15
    2 posts
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think you have to be very **curious** (to not say something else) to look into a detail like this as a guest…I say it’s a do…

    Post # 16
    922 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I think they’re fine. I amusing them, but I did shop around and find which store had them cheap but not cheap looking. ie Dollar Store has them for $1/ea, but they look tacky. Michael’s has them for $1.50/ea but they look a million times better

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