Plastic Cups at Reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Will plastic glasses look out of place/tacky?
    Yes! Rent real glassware : (28 votes)
    42 %
    No. Nobody will care as long as they get free booze! : (38 votes)
    58 %
  • Post # 3
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’m not a fan of plastic glasses. Can you find the real glasses used? 

    Post # 4
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m a fan of plastic…I thought about having “real” place settings, but who the HECK is going to wash all those glasses on your wedding night?

    I don’t think plastic cups will be tacky or cheap.

    Post # 5
    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We are having an outdoor wedding.  We are using glassware for dinner that the caterer will be providing but the bartender will be serving with plastic. 

    I think it’s fine to use plastic for the alcohol.

    Post # 6
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Plastic is perfectly fine.


    Post # 7
    1107 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    SO’s cousin just got married this past Saturday, and they had an outdoor wedding / reception as well with plastic wine glasses.  Everyone LOVED the idea! 

    Post # 8
    2136 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I used plastic at mine. It was a hell of a lot more practical. No one cared, they were too busy having a good time!

    Post # 9
    710 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    These are the ones we used. They are amazing! They look like real glasses and are a heavy weight. We loved them. They offer a few different sizes – don’t remember which ones we got, but they look like this. We ordered plastic plates and flatware from them for our outdoor cocktail hour, too, and our cocktail napkins. Everything was fantastic! I highly recommend them.


    Post # 10
    4540 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Royalton White Sands

    There are some really great plastic options! I’m considering these from Amazon.

    Post # 12
    2876 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I don’t like plastic cups at all. I think it makes the wine/ champagne taste weird. If I know their will only be pastic cups I would bring my own or not drink.

    Post # 13
    3424 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I feel for you, OP. The thought of Red Solo Cups at my wedding makes me wanna cry Cry. But that is what may end up happening….because unfortunately,  I am not made of money

    Post # 15
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T:  what about reducing alcohol and renting glasswares? I’m bias because I find plastic cups makes any alcohol taste weird. I know MANY people who’d agree. When alcohol is served in plastic glasses, I normally try a bit first but always choose to give up the drink. But I might be an extreme. My preference will be

    alcohol in glassware > water in glassware >>> water in plastic >>>>>>> alcohol in plastic.

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