(Closed) charger plates?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
2404 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

i think they are definitely a nice touch (i want them too myself as we are also having a plated dinner) but not 100% necessary just because its a plated dinner. I think if you can afford it, then its great, but if not, NO WORRIES. It won’t look weird at all without them.

I know for me it will come down between nice linens or chargers in my budget .. and i’ll go for the linens instead! 🙂

Post # 4
1580 posts
Bumble bee

I really wanted charger plates, but my venue was charging $2 each for them. My mom negotiated with the venue and got them included for free. Maybe you can negotiate? I do think they set the table up nicely, but are not required.

Post # 5
1752 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wanted them so badly, but we can’t afford them.  The hall doesn’t have their own, I would have to get them.  I got them as low as 75 cents each for a rental, but it’s still close to 175 dollars for something that really isn’t necessary…


Post # 6
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like the look, too, but I couldn’t justify the expense.  I decided to buy 12″ diameter doilies and use them as a sort of charger instead.  I think I paid $30 for 120 of them which was MUCH better for my budget than chargers would have cost.  Maybe you could do the same thing, or think of another alternative?

Post # 7
2681 posts
Sugar bee

They are definitely not a must, but a want.  I wanted them but couldnt justify the cost for over 200 of them and I couldnt find a color I wanted to match my wedding colors!  Its actually a good thing I didnt end up getting them because my venue had white salad plates at each setting, i didnt realize the salad was served tableside so it was a nice addition and made the table look a bit fuller.

Post # 8
3 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

dollies? what are dollies?

Post # 9
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Nice and elegAnt. I got mines at party city, @2.00 dóls. Each, square and silver like.

Post # 10
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would LOVE chargers, but went with fany linens instead. Although the nicer linens were about $5 more per table than “plain,” we only have 25 tables. But 200 guests! And the chargers were $4 each at my venue!! Unless I could find some for around $1 apiece, I just don’t think it’ll happen.

Post # 11
46410 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Doilies look like this:originals are crocheted

but I think the bee was talking about paper ones

Post # 12
2742 posts
Sugar bee

I’d love to have them. I’m thinking of putting up a thread in a couple of weeks asking if anyone wants to split the costs. That should bring it down a bit. If you have at least 4 brides splitting it. As long as they live near each other, it works out okay.

Post # 13
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I want some as well and even though I wouldn’t need but about 40 of them I still can’t find any for a reasonable cost.

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