Plastic vs Silver and glass, Help me choose!!

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you use plastic tools for your reception dinner?
    Yes, why not? : (13 votes)
    43 %
    Hell no! : (10 votes)
    33 %
    yes, but it wouldn't look nice : (4 votes)
    13 %
    No, but I don't think is nothing wrong with that. : (3 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @Amaialoca:  We’re doing it and I don’t care what people think or say.  It’s way cheaper than renting and we’re having a casual wedding with a BBQ buffet.  If we were having a formal wedding with plated dinner, I would definitely rent the nicer stuff.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We used plastic plates and utensils for our bbq buffet dinner. The wedding itself was semi formal, I guess. I guarantee you no one will remember what they ate off, unless they themselves are in the middle of planning a fancy china plated dinner reception. I worried a little bit about it but all my guests remember is the food was the best bbq they’ve ever had, and that the cake was amazeballs. Does anyone know what the eff they used to eat the food? NOPE.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I came on here all prepared to say “100% real, no plastic” but then I read your reasons and I’m now all for the plastic ones.

    Post # 6
    Member
    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Amaialoca:  we did it… we had plastic utensils, chinet paper plates, clear plastic cups, and paper napkins (everything from costco, expect for the cups those we got through U-line)… trust me no one will ever remember if you had real or disposable dinnerware…. go for it, i saved so much money and everything still looked great 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Oh and it might not look “nice” I guess, but plates are on the table for one-two hours out of the entire wedding day. Not a big deal. My wedding looked lovely and people are still complimenting it. When you look back on photos it’s not the pics of tables and food on plates that you cherish.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1994

    Have you considered bamboo serveware?

    Post # 12
    Member
    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I don’t think it’ll look bad.  But what seals the deal for me is that if I know people are going to steal real silverware, I’d definitely go with the plastic.

    The ones you found are completely acceptable!

    Post # 13
    Member
    9949 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My concern is that it’s added trash and a waste.  I would rent stuff so it wouldn’t all end up in a landfill.

    Post # 15
    Member
    8425 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Amaialoca:  We used these for our “rehearsal” dinner and they looked really nice.  Given the circumstances, I would probably choose plastic if I were in your position.

    Post # 16
    Member
    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I voted “yes but it wouldn’t look as nice”, but then I read your response stating that your wedding isn’t as “formal”, so you know, why not?  If it’s casual, I think plastic is totally fine.  There are a lot of classy looking options out there too.

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