(Closed) what kind of plates?

posted 7 years ago in Food
  • poll: what kind of plates should I use?
    thick paper plates : (0 votes)
    plastic "china" plates : (4 votes)
    14 %
    rent real plates : (25 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 3
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I suggest renting real china plates.  I think glass wines glasses would be strange with paper plates.  And I definitely wouldn’t pay twice as much for a plastic plate as it costs to have actual serveware.

    Post # 4
    5984 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1999

    With the vintage feel and lace, I’d definitely rent plates.  It seems like everything else that you’re DIYing will take a lot of time and care, so I wouldn’t go “cheap” on the plates.  Maybe you could even find some neat ones that are relatively inexpensive in flea markets, antique malls, craigslist, or eBay AND then sell them afterwards to recoup some costs!!  Just a thought…

    Post # 5
    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think renting plates would look more beautiful and are a better deal then the plastic!

    Post # 6
    8738 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Since you have time can you go looking at flea markets, thrift stores, etc and maybe find a bunch of mismatched plates cheaply?

    If not, I’d rent real plates.

    Post # 7
    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    real plates or bamboo plates!

    Post # 8
    578 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I bought hard-plasitc plates that are square and plasticware that looks like real silverware and I am very excited about it. My Future Sister-In-Law found them at BJ’s Wholesaler 10 dinner plates and 10 dessert plates for 5.99 and the plastic ware was cheap too but I dont remember how much I spent. I think it was $ 10  for 40 (forks,knives and spoons) Mine doesnt look cheap at all. There was a woman there and she had her own catering company and her clients loved them .. These are not it I can send you a pic of the ones I got when I get home if youd like but I found these cute green ones 🙂



    Post # 9
    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’d go with hard plastic “china”. Smarty Had a Party is a great website for them.

    The reason I went with them is because I’m not going to be around for the clean up and I didn’t want to saddle my family with hundreds of plates to wash and dry. Especially with a more rustic sort of wedding I don’t think you need real plates.

    Post # 10
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    i say rent real china… not to step on anyones toes but it is your wedding and since youre having a lace vintage theme its not a regular every day BBQ so you have to turn it up a notch and paper papers or plastic china isnt going to do it

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