(Closed) Buffett Style

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Honestly, I wouldn’t do plastic or disposable.  But one consideration in maybe thinking it might be okay is to ask how formal (or informal) is your wedding going to be?  If you’re going to have a backyard BBQ, then disposable would be more okay (although I still wouldn’t do it).  But if you’re catering someplace nicer, then I think it’s really, really not a good idea.  Your caterer (if you have one) may well be able to provide real dishes.  Yes, it will cost a little more, but it’s not that much, and totally worth it.

Post # 3
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

For a birthday party disposable plastic plates would be fine for a wedding yes it will be very tacky. Weddings are very formal events so you should use real real plates, real silverware, and real cups not plastic. I’m not really sure what kind of party you are having so I’m assuming its a wedding since its on wedding bee?

Post # 4
784 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016


dee424:  It depends on what type of wedding you are having. Not a farmal affair? It does not require a lot of formality. You will find, on this and other wedding sites, a lot of people who will say it is tacky no matter what.

If you want to use plastic plates go for a more expensive looking alternative. Look at smartyhadaparty.com or even partycity.com has some nicer options. Good luck!

Post # 5
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

dee424: yes if it is a semiformal or more formal event.

Post # 8
1125 posts
Bumble bee

You’re on a wedding forum where the majority of girls are having formal weddings, so that’s what the general consensus is going to be. If you’re doing a very formal event, with tuxes and everything, then yes it will look a little off (I hate the word tacky, literally anything can be seen as tacky.) but if it’s low key then it really won’t be a big deal. I doubt anyone in your life is going to judge you for it, and if they do, it’s not your problem, it’s theirs. I bought my plastic plates from sams club, and I’m happy with them! 

I just read it’s for a quince. I still think it would look fine for “fancier” plastic plates. I’m Hispanic and we use these plates for the majority of our parties 🙂

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  califlorican.
Post # 11
3036 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Your caterer should be able to provide plates/utensils. 

If you have to provide them yourself, then i’d look for nice disposibles so that you don’t have to purchase and wash dishes. You can get some rather convincing looking plastic these days. 

For example

plates: http://www.partycity.com/product/white+silver+premium+tableware.do?refType=&navSet=178871 

drinks: http://www.partycity.com/product/plastic+cups+and+stemware.do 

Leafware is also a really beautiful eco-friendly option. http://www.joannehudson.com/eco-friendly-disposables/leafware-palm-leaf-plates.html 

Post # 13
1740 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

dee424:  Okay, yea, I’m pretty familiar with Quinceaneras — I own a tuxedo shop, and I sell tuxedos to Latino families all the time for them.

And, yea, they do seem to be pretty formal.  If you’re renting a hall, hiring a decorator, etc., then I still think you should have real dishes.  I’m sorry, but I don’t understand hiring a decorator but using disposables, no matter how nice they are.   Yes, there are some “nice” disposables, but they are still disposables, and I really think people will notice those before they notice the decorations. Decorations are very much a DIY kind of thing if need be.

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