(Closed) Paper and Plastic vs. China and metal silverware

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I personally think having real dishes are better.  Is your reception going to be laid back?  However, if your budget is limited and you’d like to spend your money elsewhere go for it!  It’s your wedding so do whatever you want to do.  I’ve been to one wedding where there were paper plates and plastic silverware and no one had any rude comments about it at dinner.

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

look into reflections dinnerware. it’s plastic disposable but looks like china.

Post # 5
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I personally hate paper plates and plastic silverware. I hardly even use them at home so I would not want to use them at a wedding. If you can find room in your budget for real china then I would definitely spring for it. 

Post # 6
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you are having a caterer, this may be included in the prices. Ours did.

Post # 7
3049 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I am honestly surprised that I will have china and silverware at my wedding. Most weddings I’ve been to have the small clear plastic plates and forks/spoons. I think the clear ones are just fine… maybe not white paper plates. But even that is fine! I’m only having china because it comes with the venue.

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