Real plates/stemware/utensils vs. Disposable

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: What should I use? How do you feel about disposable?
    Real Stoneware : (20 votes)
    15 %
    Disposable Stuff : (23 votes)
    17 %
    I HATE disposable stuff, don't do it! : (20 votes)
    15 %
    Disposable isn't great - but I wouldn't say I hate it. : (21 votes)
    16 %
    I don't really care either way. : (13 votes)
    10 %
    Disposable wouldn't bother me in the least. : (23 votes)
    17 %
    ZOMBIES LIKE BRAINS! : (12 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My sister had an outdoor beach reception and they had those fancy disposeable ones. No one cared. As long as the food is good!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    You can only vote once in the poll.

    Post # 6
    Member
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @jenilynevette:  I really dont like disposable but mostly I just want a real fork to eat with. Do as you want for the plates but give me real eating utensils. I like the heavy duty plates that have a linen texture so its easier to grip if I am caring the plate in one hand and a drink or something else in the other.

    Post # 7
    Member
    42472 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    It depends on the style of the reception and the menu. Some things are just difficult to eat with plastic cutlery. Disposables also immediately take the formality of the wedding down a notch.

    I have seen them used at BBQ and picnic weddings and they were perfect in that situation.

    Post # 9
    Member
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would just do disposable. It came in our catering contract, so that made it easy for us to decide. We went with all black disposable stuff, and I think it was totally fine.

     

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’ll be honest, I have a really hard time with disposable plates/flatware (heck, I bring my own “real” knives and forks to work because I refuse to eat with plastic!), but I can see how in your case it could make sense. 

    My only concern would be to get the sturdiest stuff possible, since it looks like your dishes might have some tomato sauce, and there is nothing worse than having to maneuver a tomato sauce covered meatball on a wobbly thin plate!

    Post # 12
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @jenilynevette:  I couldn’t care less as long as the food is good, you could feed it to me from a paper towel. If you’re on a budget then go with the disposable. You know your guests the best. If you think anyone will scoff at your serve ware…

    Post # 13
    Member
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I’d just do disposable. But I’d get nicer stuff than just paper plates, because those are so flimsy. As a guest I wouldn’t care. 

    Post # 14
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    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @jenilynevette:  To me, it was all about budget (I found that throwing a wedding for 100 on 6k is a bit difficult if you don’t make any compromises). I had to cut somewhere, and this was it. I see that the stonewear is actually cheaper than the stuff you are considering though.. Honestly, the food you are describing doesn’t seem like something that requires really expensive thick black plastic. We did just regular thin black plastic and it was totally fine. We served soup, salad, and sandwiches.

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