what much dinnerware and glasses to get

posted 3 years ago in Decor
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@JacobsMama:  The standard is one glass per person per hour (in the bar area) plus one water glass at each setting (which could also be a wine glass/goblet).

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As for how many of each type, you’ll need to estimate how many are wine, beer, mixed drinkers and then rent accordingly. Do your best and then add 10% to each category to give yourself a margin of error.  Also, do you have facilities to wash the glasses? If so, that alliviates some worry because if you are getting low, you can get them clean & use again. You could probably also do plastic glasses/cups for the children –and then you would have “emergency” glasses just in case.

Dinner plates are 1.25 per person, ap plates & dessert plates are 1.5 per person each for buffets/stations.  If doing a table setting, you could just do 1 per person with a 10% overage (maybe a little more if plastic b/c they do break).

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