Plates

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Your caterer doesn’t offer china/flatware/glassware/linen rental? Is there another company you can rent from?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Also, if you’re really set on using disposable plates, they make biodegradable clear plastic plates and stuff out of corn now, so you could look into getting those.

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsDToBe2014:  I would value my time more than 33 cents per plate. I think that is a very reasonable price.

If you buy to re-sell, you will have to clean, store, advertise,pack and ship the china.

Our party rental place doesn’t even require that you rinse the dishes- just scrape and stack.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

What’s your theme? I moved recently and sold my stuff at a Trash and Treasure Market. When i was there, there were tons of people selling old plates, cups, spoons etc for really cheap. If youre having a mismatched vintage type theme, that could look really good. Do you have a similar sort of market near you?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

In the grand scheme of wedding expenses, 33 cents a plate is totally worth it. You don’t want to have to clean all the plates, store them, try to find a buyer, haggle over price etc. You don’t need that kind of stress.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would say that most palm products are not ethically sourced.  Might want to avoid that option if you’re concerned about the environment.  I’ve never heard of a zero landfill venue and I thought Victoria is a very eco-conscious city.  Is that common where you’re from?

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