- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Let me preface this with some things:
1) We’re on a budget. We’d love to keep costs down!
2) We’re serving BBQ at our reception, and we’ll have white tablecloths with burlap
3) Our guests aren’t much for formality, but we do want a nice event
4) We’ve got about 80 guests
So… here are our options:
Caterer brings paper plates and plastic cutlery for $8.99/pp which we replace with “nice” plastic plates (and possibly real silverware). Total = about $850
Caterer brings paper plates and plastic cutlery which we replace with mis-matched china that we’ve collected. Caterer brings extra person to scrape/collect dishes for an extra charge of $2.99/pp (crazy, yes?). Then, we would likely pay a friend a small amount to wash all those darn dishes. Total = about $1100
Caterer does full-service with dishes for $1275.
Note: Each of these still requires that we provide the following: glasses for drinks (wine, beer, other — plastic?). Napkins (we’d have to choose between paper and plastic).
I just don’t know which way to go. If we class up the joint, we’ll spend extra on cloth napkins, glass drinkware, etc. But, I know it will all look nicer.
I actually hate the idea of plastic beer and wine glasses, but I wonder how weird it would be to have a bunch of plastic elsewhere, but real drinkware.
Anyway, I’m clearly confused. I’d love your thoughts!