What type of plates?

posted 2 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ones that were sturdy enough to eat off of…nothing fancy, but not plastic.

Post # 4
42135 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Tanleggedjuliet:  If you can afford “real” plates, go ahead and use them. Otherwise you could use Bamboo plates.

Post # 5
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Tanleggedjuliet:  you may want to look into corelle dinnerware. They’re not disaposable, but they are made from vitrelle glass, so they are durable.

Post # 7
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I used plastic ones that looked real.  The thought of dealing with hundreds of dirty plates was just too much.  Cutlery also plastic.

Post # 8
2169 posts
Buzzing bee

Tanleggedjuliet:  Is this a backyard BBQ type of reception? If that’s the case, in all honesty I’d expect plastic…but high quality, realistic looking plastic.

Post # 10
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We had BBQ and used real plates and silverwear. Makes it a bit fancier I think. And the thought of all the waste from paper or plastic made me a bit sad.

Post # 11
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would expect fancier type plastic, hell, we are using plastic and we aren’t having a BBQ reception. It just made more sense to us – we’d have to card all of the plates, glasses and silverware home in totes and wash it there. We are going on our honeymoon directly after the wedding so it wouldn’t get done for 2 weeks after the weddings, that’s gross! And I wouldn’t dream of burdening a family member with it.

Post # 12
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

With a BBQ reception, I think you have a lot of flexibility – no hard and fast rule.  If you can and want to use real plates, go for it!

If I was in your position, I might go for a fancier-looking plastic, as other posters have suggestion. 🙂  I don’t think people will have strict expections either way, though.

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