(Closed) China or Plastic Plates??

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: China or Plastic

    China

    Plastic

  • Post # 17
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @BabyCarat:  …our reception happens to be in the form of a backyard BBQ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think there are exceptions depending on the formality and venue of the event ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    @badabing88:  And as PPs mentioned, if that’s the type of wedding you’re having, then it fits with that. Otherwise, not so much.

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We got Plastic plates that look like china. they look like bone china with silver lining ๐Ÿ™‚ were having a back yeard wedding and serving bbq… My wedding is in 3 weeks so im at the point where if they dont like the plates they dont have to eat!! lol ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

    Post # 20
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Unless the real plate (china, glass, whatever not disposable) is included in my catering cost, which I’m not sure of yet, we’ll be using plastic. Hard plastic, but plastic. My big issue is that I do not have a place for dirty plates to go besides the trash (no kitchen on site) and I can’t picture how it would work.

    Post # 21
    Hostess
    8570 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We are using china-look plastic plates. They are technically reuseable, but we are going to throw them away.

    They really do look like bone white china until you pick them up. But honestly, all of our guests are super laid back, and our wedding is only semi-formal so it’s not a huge deal to us.

    We did consider renting china, but the rental place is 3 hours away, and I just don’t think we’ll have to extra time to pick them up & drop them off.

    As long as you have great food, I don’t think your guests will care!

    Post # 22
    Hostess
    11161 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    I dislike everything about plastic plates and silverware. I understand that they are budget friendly but as a guest of a recent wedding where it was used I was not amused.

    This is one area where I would suggest that you budget for the real stuff and go with china. You will be happy you did and so will your guests.

     

    Post # 23
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @jenilynevette:  +1 That’s what I’D assumed, but what do I know? ๐Ÿ˜ก It’s not like we’re having this thing at the Ritz-Carlton, or even the Holiday Inn: it’s literally in a family members back yard by the pool.

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    @Kandiss16:  LMAO exactly!

    Post # 24
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    Worker bee

    You can rent china.  Just google vedors close to you.  Or go to thrift shops and opt for white, unadorned china.

    Post # 25
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    Bee Keeper

    Plastic is not healthy to eat off of, especially anything acidic (like tomatoes) or hot (as in cooked). If real plates are not affordable, stick with paper.

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