(Closed) Tacky Dinnerware? Yes or No

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is having this plastic dinnerware tacky?
    Yes : (31 votes)
    46 %
    No : (33 votes)
    49 %
    Other (Explain Below) : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My immediate reaction was yes, but I think it depends on your venue. If you have a fancy country club and plastic dinner ware, it’s just going to highlight the cheaper plastic.

    Post # 4
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    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    This is yet another one of those things that I thought was tacky even 6 months ago, and now that I am in the heat of battle (otherwise known as 36 days out from the wedding), I think is a good idea.

    It will be incongruous if it is a black tie affair, but other than that, go for it.

    Post # 6
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think plastic for the kids would be appropriate, but for the adults, not my style. Sorry.

    Post # 8
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    429 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Def depends on venue. When I looked into a covered structure pavillion on a lake and having an all-appetizer reception with stations, the venue said they preferred plastic because as people walk around, they don’t want to be holding plates and such and not know where to put them when they’re finished. She said it’s easier if they can just throw them away quickly.

    Though I admit, I had a hard time accepting this (as did my very traditional parents). I ended up having the reception someplace else. The upgrade for “real” dinnerware was $6/pp! WTF?

    Post # 9
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Totally depends on the venue and formality of the wedding.

    Post # 12
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I used to think this was tacky and since becoming a bride and planning and being only 44 days out from my wedding i have decided…really? does anyone care? will anyone REALLY remember??!! *laugh* Just do it…they money you save can be used for something that actually REALLY matters like a better photogrpaher, or an upgrade at your hotel or something….plastic vs. glass….ahhhhhh

    Post # 14
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    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Its true!!! When i was talking abuot chair covers….same thing…one other bride had JUST gone to a wedding and she couldnt remember if they had chair covers or not….

     

    I think as brides we get a little caught up in the “idea” of what we should be doing….I used to think “its just ONE day…i will NEVER spend that much money” where the bridal industry tries to tell us “Its your ONE day” if you know what i mean. I would go with plastic…get her done…!!

    Post # 15
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    2209 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @ Baileyh: Exactly!

    Nice plasticware looks like a good fit for your venue.

    Post # 16
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    3 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I certainly hope its not tacky…my FI convince me to do this as well.  We’re not hiring professional caterers, so it was either this or search high and low for people willing to clean up rented dinnerware after the reception (cuz I’m certainly not going to do it all fancied up in my dress).  I’m still not crazy about the idea, but can’t think of a better solution to the clean-up issue.

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