(Closed) Paper cocktail hour plates/Plastic cake plates??

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Plastic cups/plates for cake and appetizers?
    No, never, no way! Spend the extra money! : (5 votes)
    31 %
    Who cares? Do what you want, and if people complain it's their problem! : (11 votes)
    69 %
  • Post # 3
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    No plastic, no paper your wedding is formal. I feel the disposable would take away from that in a huge way…. 

    Let us know what you decide. 

    Post # 4
    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @echristine:  I think that if you want to have a big formal, traditional wedding then you need to expect to spend the extra money and accept that you can’t cut corners the same way that brides with less formal weddings can. I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with paper plates, but if you give people the impression that your wedding is going to be this grand, classy affair then they will be seen as tacky. 

    So just get glassware and proper plates.  


    Post # 5
    406 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d be fine with paper for appetizers, no matter how fancy the wedding!  For the rest of it, I’d consider how it fits with the rest of your day?  Backyard weddings and ballroom weddings feel very different, right?

    Post # 6
    1583 posts
    Bumble bee

    @echristine:  plastic cups at cocktail hour are fine! its easy for people to say theyd spend the money. it isnt their money!

    Post # 7
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’ve been to a couple weddings where we had plastic plates and cups for cocktail hour. I didn’t think twice about it. It seemed normal to me.

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