(Closed) Are Chargers Overrated?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Are Chargers Overrated?
    Yes : (23 votes)
    24 %
    I'd use them if I could but not that big a deal : (40 votes)
    42 %
    No : (15 votes)
    16 %
    Didn't even think about using them : (17 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m using them because the plates won’t be on the tables before dinner is served and I wanted the table settings to look complete when people enter the reception space.  Are the needed, no… am I glad I bought them, yes.  I did get a great deal on them though, so that helped.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1684 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’d use overlays before I used chargers, but they are a nice addition if you really want them. Other than the expense, because holy mama.

    Post # 5
    Member
    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m renting them from my venue for the same reason mcnetn3 stated. I want my tables to look complete when you walk in. I’m going to have have the menus placed in the folded napkin that will sit in the charger.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think they are overrated. But I think most decor is overated, it really depends on the rest of the venue.

    Post # 7
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    I’ve only ever seen chargers used in person once and wedding planners would be rolling in their graves if they saw how (my very classy aunt uses them as tv trays and doesn’t pull them out for formal dinners at all which doesn’t bother anyone). I don’t get them personally and think they’re a waste of money that can be used toward better/more food/beverages, entertainment or toward better/longer photography. But everyone has their own priorities and preferences.

    They are a frivolous want that is not required to have a quality dinner or even a pretty setting.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I think it depends.  Sometimes they look great, sometimes they are unnecessary.  I wouldn’t say they are a waste because at most wedding venues around me, they are invluded. 

    And what do you mean they weren’t used?  People did not include them  in their tablescape or people did not use them to eat off of?  If it is the latter, the answer to that is that you don’t eat off of chargers.

    Post # 10
    Member
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    oh ok!  Yeh, it’s very rare to see that around me but I think it looks nice.

    Post # 11
    Member
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    @YSQueen: I had really really wanted them…but couldnt afford it at the end of the day.

     

    I just worked a wedding though and they had them and let me tell you…pain in the a$$. I did not like them by the middle of the evening. For presentation it looked fantastic but once dinner came around people didnt know what to do with the chargers, some piled them up and thenin between dinner dessert they were just there on the table making things look over crowded. I offered to take them away bw dinner and dessert but we just left them.

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I personally think chargers are a wonderful addition to a table if they are in the budget/ available.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @heather25: I’ve never heard of a charger until I got into the wedding world. Makes me wonder how many times I’ve used one as a plate 😀

    Post # 15
    Member
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Belle2Be:  At least you had a BIG plate to put yummy food on.  Contrary to what I have been reading, you can sometimes eat off a charger.  I’d worry about the plastic ones but there are some that are actual ceramic plates and it wouldn’t kill you to eat off of it.

    Post # 16
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    @Belle2Be, I’ve seen them for sale at various stores (Target, Bed Bath Beyond, etc) in a pack of 4, usually around the holidays, both in “plastic” and other materials. Unless they have changed the info on the boxes recently, they don’t mention anything about using them underneath a plate as decoration, and most are the same size as a dinner plate. So it isn’t suprising if someone mistakes them for an actual plate.

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