Post # 1
Here’s a sort of silly question. Does any of you are planning or used china/flatware rentals for reception? And if so, did you also rent additional sets for cake & coffee service after dinner? I’d love to have lovely sets for matching china/flatware during dinner, but I’m not sure if matching sets are necessary for cake service. Do guests find it weird that the china sets are different for cake and dinner service? In the past weddings,I don’t think I remember matching sets of china during cake/dinner service. But I just want to make sure this is not weird, as renting these are a little expensive.
Post # 3
Who would be clearing the tables and washing the china and flatware at the end of the evening? This is the one burden I wouldn’t want to take on with buying or renting these items independently vs. hiring a caterer that takes care of all of these matters.
Post # 4
@Brielle: Our venue/caterer will be taking care of them at the end of the night. They are renting these on our behalf, and was asking if we need the matching set for coffee/cake service. The only difference would be dessert plates & coffee spoons (same style as the dinnerware during reception). I’m not sure if this is necessary, but not sure if this would stand out too much since it’s going to be different style.
Post # 5
I think as long as all of the dinner service matches, and all of the dessert service matches, you’ll be fine, even if the dinner service does not match the dessert service. I hope that made sense. 🙂
The obvious exception to this would be if someone intentionally wanted to have a very mismatched look, which can also be very pretty.