(Closed) Am I the only person using disposables?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t think it’s tacky but it does seem like a lot of waste. We’re using disposable plates with real silverware, glassware and linens. Could you do linen tablecloths and napkins since they don’t need to be washed at the venue? 

If you’re looking for something a bit nicer and more environmentally friendly than plastic check out bamboo. We’re using these plates. They look really nice!

http://www.restaurantware.com/bamboo-disposables/

Post # 5
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478 posts
Helper bee

i went to a wedding that had disposable everything, other than the wine glasses.  in the end, it was like, who cares?  people are so judgemental, sheesh! it’s hard to imagine some person sitting there with their panties in a wad complaining about how plastic had to touch their lips, lol! it’s such a minor detail, that if you don’t care about it, and it makes your life easier, go for it.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We did. We self-catered, our venue did not have helper staff, it was very DIY and it didn’t make much sense to me to do it any other way. It was a more casual wedding, though. We had a taco bar buffet.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

@peanutbutter1205:  Those are really good looking. I am always iffy on plastic disposable because I’m big on the being green. Thanks for the link, I’ll have to check it out for my next party.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

we had real tablecloths but plastics forks, spoons, plates, cups, and paper napkins. It’s no big deal people didn’t care.  We had a taco bar buffet too. I didn’t want to spend my evening washing dishes. 

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We did real table cloths for our reception but disposible plates, cups, and flatware from our catering company. It would have been an extra $200 to have the nice silverware, which really didnt seem worth the money to me and my fiance, since were already paying for the wedding all ourselves. At the end of the day, I doubt anyone will even think twice about them being disposible. And if anyone does then their just being snobby.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

As long as it is a casual function it is probably ok from a tackiness point of view.

But I think it is a HUGE waste.  Money is not the only consideration in my books.  I would probably be so cautious about using anything more then I absolutely had to, it may impact my enjoyment of the event.  But I am extremely environmentally conscious.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m doing real plates and silverware for the dinner but for cake and drinks for the bar – all plastic. WHY? Because I could honestly care less and because its cheaper. I do plan on renting one real wine glass per adult – re use it or you get plastic.

Don’t worry about it.

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I can’t believe rental tablecloths would need to be laundered and pressed by you. Are you sure about that? I’ve never heard that or seen it before. Our linen rentals were done through our caterers and they took care of all of the setup and cleanup.

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