Post # 1
I have a green wedding shopping challenge. I’m planning a destination wedding, and we are not getting married at a resort, so there is no way to use actual china and silverware. I have no problem with paper plates and plastic silverware, and was planning on using the compostable kind made out of sugar cane and corn (so cool! and way less guilt-inducing) However, both of our mothers think that recycled napkins and corn silverware look tacky, and want us to use the heavy silver-colored plasticwear and thick, patterned non-recycled napkins. We are expecting 150+ guests, and have no way of borrowing or shipping china from the states. Anyone come across environmentally friendly plates, silverware and napkins that look elegant also? Thanks!
Post # 3
I would try either the Preserve products (I LOVE their toothbrushes, but that is beside the point):
Both can be pricey, but they do look really nice and are eco-friendly. 🙂
Post # 4
I think what you originally planned sounds waaaay cool.
Post # 5
I second Aimee’s suggestion. The preserve is super sturdy, but check to see if your venue has the capability of recycling #5 plastic. Depending on your color scheme, the bright options could work well.
If your color scheme is more reserved, the Bambu products have a neutral shade and look relatively nice – certainly more elegant than plastic silver…
Post # 6
I’m using wooden plates that were a cheaper option than Bambu. I also ordered compostable corn cups– I couldn’t find cute recycled champagne saucers, but that’s unnecessary! For napkins, I think I will order some Marcal dinner napkins. I have not seen them in real life, but they are the only brand that I have seen that have had recycled napkins in that size. I’ll put some ribbon around them or fold them nicely to make it look better. My grandmother, who has been pestering me for being way too "different" in my wedding planning, said it all looked nice.