(Closed) Do these look cheap?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should I buy them?
    Go for it! Cheap and biodegradable : (16 votes)
    40 %
    Don't do it, they look horrible : (11 votes)
    28 %
    Buy 'em they look fine : (11 votes)
    28 %
    Other: I have a better idea : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I would worry less about looking cheap than whether or not these work well with the aesthetic you have in mind for your wedding.  I think they’d be perfect for a rustic sort of affair, but might look odd if you’re planning a formal dinner in a ballroom.

    Post # 4
    1084 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    What kind of wedding are you having?  Outside or inside?  And what’s the kind of feel your going for?  I can see them working for some situations and not for others.

    Post # 5
    396 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think they obviously wouldn’t work with a black & white wedding; but I think they could work for a country or formal wedding. We are having gold/bronze & white. So these would work well for somethign like that!

    Post # 6
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I think it would really depend on what kind of wedding you’re having.  For a more casual wedding I think they would look fine.  Just make sure that you have guests separate out their plates from the other trash so you can actually have them composted.  Just throwing them out isn’t enough.  Unless you either actively compost them yourself or take them somewhere that can do it for you, they won’t break down on their own.  I don’t know all of what goes into it, but a lot of times things that are labeled “compostable” need a certain level of heat and bacteria, among other things, in order to break down that won’t happen naturally in a land fill.

    But you may already know all that.  If you’re just concerned about look, then I think they could look nice if you style everything the right way.  What are your other decorations going to look like?

    Post # 8
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    For the type of wedding you are having I think they will be great. They def wouldn’t work in a ballroom, but an outdoor wedding that is more on the casual side they should work great.

    Post # 9
    4385 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think for the type of wedding you’re having they would work well 🙂

    Post # 10
    3125 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I think they’d work for that kind of wedding, too! Easier clean up, also.

    Post # 12
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m not a fan of throw-away plates and forks in general. I’ve had food leak through them too often, end up on my lap, and broken plastic forks in my chicken way too many times. It works with a casual outdoor wedding, though.

    Post # 13
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    If that’s the case, I think they could totally work.  You might even put a little note on the table about the plates, so people know what a special green touch they are.

    Post # 14
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    That sounds great then!  I think the tan color will go well with the pinks and golds.  I’ve been to a wedding with disposable stuff before and I didn’t think it looked cheap or anything like that, so I wouldn’t worry there. Go for it!

    Post # 15
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I actually really like the brown and taupe colors instead of the standard bleached white that just screams “I’m a paper plate!” I think these would work well for your casual, outdoor wedding.

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