Post # 1
I’m facing a issue here, my wedding is going to be in my native country and I’m having an issue choosing my dining accesories because:
no.1 Renting crystal plates and silver forks, spoons etc is kind of expensive there because I’m having my buffete nade by my family’s chef and the companies that make buffetes are trying to charge me more for the tools because I’m not making my buffete with them.
no.2… people in my country sometimes… steal the glasses and spoons of the weddings!!! this didnt concerned me at the beginning but now my mother is pointing this out and she said I shoul buy plastic instead so then I dont have to pay more if anything breaks or is stolen…
So looking around I found this
they have more designs and are kind of “cheap” but is not going to be very diferent as the price of renting…
So, please help me choose, would you ever use plastic tools for your reception dinner?
Post # 3
- 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
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
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
@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 # 7
@beachbride1216: I dont really care about others is about myself that I’m concerned, because I’m kind of picky :(, but the wedding is not “that” formal so I guess it wouldnt be a problem.
@littlemisst08: Thank you! you’re right most of the people just pay atention to the food.
Post # 8
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 # 10
@luluvohn: I know!!!, is shocking but it happens!!, I dont know why people do that, but they do, and then I’ll have to pay the real price of everything that’s missing :/
@adeharo210: Thank you!, I’m thinking of using decorated napkins over the plate and a favor box so it does not look bad if I choose the plastic ones.
Post # 11
Have you considered bamboo serveware?
Post # 12
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
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 # 14
I got higher quality plastic plates for the wedding, but did use the plastic silver utensils you can get at costco. I was very happy with the plates. I got these:http://www.instawares.com/yoshi-majestic-durable-plastic-dinner-plate-white-9in.emi-mjp9w.0.7.htm
Post # 15
@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
- 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.