Post # 1
I am getting married in a very small town, and I am having a very close family friend cater. I have never had better food, but they only offer plastic plates, utensils, and cups. I started thinking about it and realized that I have never been to weddings outside of my hometown which have had disposable dinnerware. I can’t decide if this is one of those things that guests will really notice.
Post # 3
It’s not make or break, but honestly as a guest I would notice and think it’s strange/tacky.
Post # 4
It depends. They make some really gorgeous disposable stuff nowadays.
Post # 5
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I think it really depends on the formality of the event. If this is a backyard kind of a thing or a laidback BBQ sort of wedding, I think people won’t think it’s weird, but if you are having a traditional sit down dinner, it might seem out of place.
Have you considered renting plates, etc. from a party supplier?
Post # 6
It’s something that I would definitely notice but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. My friend had plastic dinnerware at her wedding and it was fine for the BBQ type of food that she served. If steak or something equally as difficult to cut would have been on the menu, I probably wouldn’t have been quite so okay with it.
What are you serving? As long as it won’t bleed through or melt the plate and the utensils will hold up (no one wants to go through plastic knife after plastic knife trying to cut their food) it should be fine.
Post # 7
I guess it depends on the level of formality, if it is a very casual wedding it may go unnoticed by most, but if people are dressed up it would feel kind of odd to me to be eating off of plastic plates and using plastic knifes that can’t cut through anything. Personally, I’d rent china, silverware and glasses which is not a huge added expense.
ETA: I’ve used “nicer” disposable dinnerware for casual parties at home, but (a) it’s never as nice as real china and glass, and (b) it’s probably not less expensive than renting. Oh, and not so nice for the environment either…
Post # 8
I have also seen some pretty nice disposable dinnerware. I might notice but I wouldn’t side eye it at all. Maybe if it was like solo cups & paper plates with the little flower design around the edge, but if it’s the nice looking kind go for it!
Post # 9
Like others said, depends on the type of disposable plateware and the formality of the event. I wouldn’t mind eating off disposable plateware regardless, but it might seem “off” if your event is really formal.
Post # 10
@zdb: Have you thought of renting dinnerware? That is what we are doing.
Post # 11
To quote a bee-disposable doesn’t need to mean tacky!
Check out this post from a bee: http://www.weddingbee.com/2010/10/15/disposable-wedding-silverware-bamboo/
Post # 12
If its red plastic cups and plates, I think that’s a little tacky. They do make some disposable dinnerware that looks really nice though.
Post # 13
I say who cares!!!
Some people care too much about the wrong things.
I would never care if I went to a wedding with plastic plates. As a matter of fact I think I have been to a few. But see, that is the point, I dont remember for certain either way.
Post # 14
Red Solo Cup – I fill you up!
Post # 15
I am having a backyard wedding and dinner will be wood fire pizza and salad, I have found super cute polka dot disposable plates that I intend to use.
And I love the cutlery as posted above, I have also seen plates and bowls that match that look as well.
it really comes down to your day, and the feel you are going for.
Post # 16
I think the Red Solo Cup is okay as long as you badazzle it…