(Closed) charger plate issue- advice needed

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: What would you do???
    Forge on... buy more charger plates and paint and have them at your wedding no matter the cost : (11 votes)
    85 %
    Give up.... forget about having the charger plates on the tables and move on : (2 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 4
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Awww, that sucks. Do you think your friend’s dad would be willing to help with the cost of replacing them?

    Post # 6
    620 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Well there are some chemicals that will get stuck on paper off and then you can repain them. I think something like bar tender’s friend might work try googling it online. If you can get the stuck on paper off then you can repaint them and the plate will cover most of the charger so you only need to get the paper on the top rim of hte charger off. If you are not able to get it off then you could consider buying some used chargers to save money or renting chargers. And in worst case senario you could buy them new again and sell them after the wedding to get some of your moeny back but I think that you should have them because if it left you in tears that means that you really want them.

    Post # 7
    369 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Is there any way you can repaint the ones you have?  I’m not sure what kind of process you used, but you may be able to use some paint remover to take the damaged part off and start again.

    I  know this is going to take time, but it may be better than buying new ones.

    I totally know what you mean about charger plates.  They can really complete the look!

    Post # 9
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    If you have the money, I’d buy new plates and not say a thing about it to your friends. They will likely notice them missing on the wedding day and wonder or ask why. I’ll be ok, at least you have the time to re-do them. 🙂

    Post # 10
    5095 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Unless it would totally blow your budget, I’d go ahead and do it. It’s clearly important to you!

    Post # 11
    401 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @mcnetn3: Ah, I totally understand (and it’s wonderful that they have been there for you the way that they have). I would say to go ahead and purchase the new plates and supplies and redo them (unless it would be too much of a financial strain).

    Post # 12
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I hope that the other bride will help you out! That would be a fix to all of this.

    Post # 13
    46590 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you don’t want to re-purchase the chargers, there are other alternatives, depending on the color and theme of your wedding:

    large paper doilies-particularly nice under clear glass or plastic chargers

    scrapbook paper


    wedding table settings decor chargers ideas thoughts Images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSG7YHa5GiWoPsG4iteBD7bg9 XSQAqmFFnvjoZQ5zZBxCWzyph

    clear glass or plastic chargers that you can leave clear or spray paint on the underside

    save on crafts has clear glass chargers  12 for $17.40

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