Post # 1
Goooood morning, bees!
I am sweating the small stuff. I finally finished all of my centerpieces (only procrastinated forever on that, hah), and now it’s down to small stuff. I have ordered my plates and they are ivory with gold detailing on the edge. Our napkins are burnt orange with gold writing.
SO! I’m randomly obsessing over whether silver silverware will look stupid. Is that weird? Tell me I’m crazy. I’m crazy. My FI is like, “Babe, they’re just utensils, nobody will care.” GAHDAMMIT MAN! I CARE!
We are Sam’s Club members and we found some very lovely real-looking silver silverware (that’s plastic). Last night, I was browsing an Oriental Trading magazine I got in the mail and I discovered that they have gold utensils. EUREKA! I thought. Until I looked at them online today. They look kind of….plain? Cheap? I don’t know how to describe it. They don’t look nice. I asked a customer service rep if I could get a sample to put with my plates and napkins but they said no, that I’d just have to order the product.
So, bees, help me out! Fancy, silver silverware? Or color coordinating, more plain, gold utensils?
For reference here are my plates: http://www.smartyhadaparty.com/Gold-Rimmed-Ivory-Plate-Value-Set-i9072.aspx
Here are the Sam’s Club utensils: http://www.samsclub.com/sams/reflections-plastic-forks-600-forks/125200.ip?navAction= (they actually come in a set with spoons/knives/forks that we would be purchasing)
And here is OT: http://www.orientaltrading.com/metallic-gold-party-forks-a2-70_1507.fltr?prodCatId=551213+98+1399
Yes, everything is plastic. We know a ton of really clumsy people and would have had to pay an extra fee for cleanup on “off days” (rental companies apparently are closed on the weekend? What’s with that?) for someone to come get real plates and then pay a cleaning fee on top of that. Nope! Why not just toss em out? Lol.
What would look best? Would anyone even care if the utensils don’t match? Ugh, this seems so stupid to worry about, hahahahaha.
Post # 3
I say go with the silver…it will still match items and I honestly don’t think people will be up in arms if their silverware is gold or silver. Just hide all the torches and pitchforks lol.
Post # 4
@Hippos: I think they look about the same. I will say that the gold freaks me out a little bit more just because I think of the gold paint coming off. I don’t think that as much about the silver. But There is no reason why not. Maybe cause I expect silverware to be silver.
Post # 5
@icanhearyousmile: Honestly, I think people expect silverware to be silver.
We are having our Thanksgiving dinner today (Canada) and my china is white with a gold rim. I always use my York silverware with it and have never thought twice about it.
Post # 6
Lol, I think the silverware is a better deal and looks prettier, I guess I’ll go with that. I can’t believe I let forks stress me out. XD It’s so funny that now that I have all the big things taken care of I’m focusing on all the stupid small things…including forks. Wth!? :P!
Post # 7
I’d just use the forks you have!
Post # 8
@icanhearyousmile: I think the silver plastic forks are MUCH better than the gold ones. You know, for hundreds of years people have used nice dishes with gold rims, and normal silver silverware. It looks fine. In fact, I think gold flatware would look much less nice than the silver.
ETA: oops, saw you decided on the silver ones!
Post # 9
@icanhearyousmile: I would definitely go with the silver. The gold ones look cheap IMHO.
Post # 10
I say go with the silver. In my experience a lot of Oriental Trading Company stuff can look OK in photos but then look really cheap when you get it.
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
I’d go with silver. Silver flatware is basically a neutral color to me so I don’t think people will even notice it.