Post # 1
Hey sista Bees!
My FI is dead serious about not renting/buying Chinaware And cups for the wedding/party. He really thinks its best to get plastic/paper cups and plates! :O! Im thinkng to rent them either way, I found a good deal of a dozen for 9 bucks, but if h e completely disagrees I might have to look further into the paper plates. Has any bees ever used them for their wedding? please share your experience!
Here is what I found! If you know of better please share them as well!
Plates : http://www.dollartree.com/party-supplies/Wedding-Bridal-Shower/Wedding-Bridal-Shower/wedding-plates-cups-napkins/207c345c345e22/index.ens
and cups: http://www.dollartree.com/party-supplies/Wedding-Bridal-Shower/2-Pack-Plastic-Champagne-Flutes/207c345c345p70869/index.pro
Post # 4
What kind of wedding are you having? You could get away with disposable
There are “nice” heavy plastic that look like cut glass chinet branded plates.
EDIT: ahhh the bee wont let me post pics right now
here are cool black ones
Post # 5
We used platic silverware from costco that looks like real silverwear, platic plates and glasses, wine glasses, and champagne glasses (our bridal party used my grandmas fine china that meant alot to me, but it was a small party) and I got everything else at Smartyhadaparty.com! Everything was beautiful and actaully looked real, my mother in law didn’t realise it was plastic at first!
Post # 6
is it a backyard bbq type wedding, or are you going for something more formal/traditional?
Post # 7
@lefeymw: For some reason I cant see the pic 🙁
The wedding is basically a small gathering of close family and friends ( of about 100 people ) Its very um… unwedding like with no dancing just enjoying good food and mingling around. Our budget is nearly 3 grand so As you can see its not going to be extravegant.
Post # 8
my first wedding we did a buffet in a church fellowship hall. we had paper plates and no cups- lol drinks were pop and water bottles. where is ur wedding going to be.. is it a formal theme– if so plastic cups and paper plates are a no.. if its back yard /garden picnic type theme then u can get away with it
Post # 9
Im using Bambu plates and cutlery..It’s disposable wooden plates
Post # 10
We used plastic plates, plastic forks and knives and everything. check out smartyhadaparty.com they have great options for plastic tableware that looks like real china and real silver. The picture below is similar to the forks and knives we used. it looks like silver but its actually plastic
Post # 11
I’ve used the “lookalike” plastic ware at weddings before, and it was fine – but they didn’t serve anything that required major chop work, like steak.
We considered this when we were looking at caterers that didn’t provide silverware/plates. Conceptually I have no problem at all with disposables. It doesn’t bother me as a guest at all. But from the hosting/planning side.. it was really hard for me to get on board with it. I’m not sure why. 🙁
Post # 12
@lefeymw: Thanks!! Im going through the site now, they look awesome!
@Mrs. Meowerson: Its definetly a more traditional theme soo yea! I cant believe my fiance wanted paper cups. smh
@Whitanella: OH! I just found that site too! Yay! thanks!
@meg.miles: Wow, Bamboo? Ill look into that too, Thats pretty intersting!
@asianyoushi: Haha ya! Itll be more formal then anything-Ive seen plenty of weddings with pepsi bottles also on the tables. I love how easy and casual it could be! Im thinking to also purchase a punch fountain to display near my cupcake stands.
Post # 13
@bells: Thanks! Those look amazing! ahh! 🙂
@atalante: Same here. I dont mind using anythng like plastic as a Guest, but for some reason when your the one planning the event, you just want everything to be perfect!
Post # 14
Our caterer had the option of giving us the nice plastic that looks like clear glass plate and silverware that looked like metal. It was a great deal too. They gave it to us for $1 per person and that came with the plastic cocktail glasses that most caterers us anyway. I thought it was really a great deal and they looked nice also.
Post # 15
I’m OK with them if a) They are biodegradable or b) You will take them home to wash and reuse. If people start dumping them right and left, that’s where it makes me cringe at the waste involved!
Post # 16
@Mrsgurzakovic: We are using disposable… I have never been to a wedding where we didnt use disposable….lol hmmmm