(Closed) China or Plastic Plates??

posted 4 years ago in Decor
  • poll: China or Plastic
    China : (29 votes)
    78 %
    Plastic : (8 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    723 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    The poll didn’t work, there was only an option for china, but that would be my pick anyways. Plastic is out of the question, IMPO!

    Post # 4
    Member
    648 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No question, no contest: China. It’s a wedding, not the 4th of July;) Cut costs with other things, but don’t cheap out when it comes to your tablewear.

    Also, you might want to edit your poll as right now it’s only showing one voting option.

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    3377 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Kachi:  Welcome, and hello from a fellow Oregon gal! 🙂 Honestly, there’s some REALLY nice plastic plates these days, they definitely aren’t what they used to be. Smarty Had a Party has an awesome selection on their website and they’re amazing quality. Here’s the link for the dinner plates, you be the judge, but I don’t think you can tell they aren’t glass! I’ve felt and held them before too, you definitely can’t tell. The only way that someone will be able to identify that it’s plastic is if a plate is dropped and it doesn’t break. In that case, awesome!

    http://www.smartyhadaparty.com/Plastic-Dinner-Plates-Fancy-Elegant-Wedding-c325.aspx

    Honestly, unless china is included in your catering costs I vote to just go for some nice plastic plates. No one is going to notice, just like no one will notice chairs either. These are all just details that we wind up spending tons of money on that no one will remember. 

     

     

     

    Post # 7
    Member
    3736 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    China! Plastic plates are only suitable for backyard BBQs in my opinion. Go for real plates!

    Post # 8
    Member
    8976 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    This was the one thing I was not going to back down on for my wedding. I insisted on real plates, glasses, cutlary, etc etc.

    Plastic was unacceptable to me and it screams “Picnic” (Which is great if you’re having a picnic themed wedding!) but outside of that case, I think real plates all the way. It’s worth the expense.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1478 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    China! No question, unless you are having a picnic or a backyard bbq.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Welcome!

    China, hands down!

    Also, plastic isn’t environmentally friendly. 🙁

    Post # 12
    Member
    648 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Kachi:  Or maybe that’s what he’s telling you his reason is because he really just wants to save money. IMO, plastic tablewear at weddings are tacky. Like PPs said, it’s not a picnic or a backyard BBQ, it’s a wedding.

    Post # 13
    Member
    526 posts
    Busy bee

    what about glass plates instead of china, I mean, ikea has some cheap stuff you could just donate after the wedding.  I hear china and I think $5 a plate…

    Post # 14
    Member
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

    @Kachi:  another oregonian here. would you be renting or buying your dinnerware if you go with china? i too am in the same boat. i think we are going to go with paper/plastic (havent decided yet) as we will have quite a few children and a few drunks. also we are doing a buffet style dinner so no dinner ware will be set out on the tables before hand. i agree most guests wont even pay that much attention to your plates. they hold their food (hopefully they are strong enough lol) i say if you arent setting the tables before hand, save your money and put it somewhere else. it will be less cleanup later (who wants to wash that many dishes?)

    Post # 15
    Member
    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We rented basic white china.  It looked nice, there was less waste, and if you go for the most basic model the cost is not very expensive.

    Post # 16
    Member
    4529 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Kachi:  Totally depends on YOUR wedding: we are doing plastic, since our reception is a backyard BBQ set up 🙂

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