(Closed) Am I the only person using disposables?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My caterer only offers disposables so that’s what we will be using. All buffet weddings I’ve been to have used disposables so I don’t think it will be anything our guests haven’t had to use before.

Post # 33
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Helper bee

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@penguinof3:  I think this is the most ignorant statment I’ve read in a while…

 

“lol and yeah…im not so eco minded, i couldnt care less to spend more money on stuff thats going to get thrown away just for the “eco” sticker on it…..”

 

You do know plastics don’t break down when thrown in a landfill, right? That eco sticker means you’re using products that break down and turn back into earth. I’m not going to get all green up in your face but COME ON! Have a little respect for the planet you live on. You’re only here for a short while, take care of it so many people after you can enjoy it.

Post # 35
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Helper bee

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@penguinof3:  For the record, I didn’t call you ignorant. I called your statememnt ignorant.

 

I can’t even comment on what you just said. Wow… Seriously, re-read what you wrote back to yourself. You might want to start giving “two hoots” about the world you’re leaving behind for your children and grandchildren.

 

 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

okay all the hoopla aside…

I don’t think anyone is going to care.  My venue is at a park, and we will be using disposables, why?  they don’t allow glass.  We will be using recyclables as much as we can, but there are some things that just can’t be recycled.

The table clothes will be disposable  as well, I am using water bottles, Fuze bottles, and other kinds for centerpiece vases.  My flowers will all be paper.  Pretty much EVERYTHING I am doing will be disposable, however, I plan on selling most of my decorations after the ceremony anyhow so another bride can use them, and hopefully she will do the same thing. 

 

But I HIGHLY doubt anyone is going to get upset that you are using plastic:)  it should be okay.

 

Post # 37
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@tcanne:  aren’t plastic, disposable cups and such recyclable?

Post # 38
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Honey bee

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@takemyhand:  yes, but you have to choose to recycle them. it’s pretty easy to make one bag for trash, one bag for cleared off paper plates and cups, and one bag for the plastic utensils.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I haven’t seen it before but I honestly can’t imagine thinking twice about it if I were a guest at a wedding using disposables. Well, maybe I’d be confused if the wedding were at the Ritz, but that is more about cohesiveness and context lol.

Post # 40
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Helper bee

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@takemyhand:  Plastic cutlery is non biodegradable and can leach chemicals into the landfills. Those specific cups she’s using are plastic #6 and can sometimes be recylcled through specific curbside programs. It’s Polystyrene which most places don’t accept. It also has a reputation for leaching chemicals into the soil.

 

I don’t know guys, we all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect but to have such a flippant attitude when it comes to the environment is not cool. To say you’re educated on it but still don’t give “two hoots” about it is really a shame.

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@penguinof3:  I’m from the IL side. UT grad. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just wanted to add that, my DH and I are environmentally conscious, and he works as an environmental biologist. We chose to use plastic cups, spoons, plates and such because of the convienence and they were much cheaper than the  biodegradable. You cannot be a environmental nazi 24/7. 

You could argue that with real dishes you’re wasting water, and soap chemicals end up in our water supply anyway. You cannot win either way. 

http://news.discovery.com/earth/garbage-biodegradable-earth-month.html

No sense shaming the original OP. 

Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m so glad I saw this…Now I feel a little better about using disposable things. I’m having a very casual wedding and I’m doing everything myself. I didn’t want it to be weird…

Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am glad I saw this too. We ordered the disposable plates (with pretty gold rim) from smarty had a party. We are using real silverware, glasses and linens but I am having a backyard buffet with no formal caterer. It was just easier for us to let guests toss their plates and grab a new one if they needed to come back for more food.

 

As for the environment we thought using real other stuff and just disposable plates was a good compromise although it will take alot of water to wash the real stuff. Win some you lose some.

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