(Closed) Clear plastic plates or real china?!

posted 10 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Clear plastic plates or real china?

    Clear plastic

    Real china

  • Post # 3
    3674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I prefer real unless it’s a very casual wedding. Can the rental place deliver to your venue? Ours did, and the venue washed everything for us before giving them back to the rental place. It was very easy, we didn’t have to do a thing.

    Or what about buying some thrift store plates? I don’t know your theme, but it can be pretty and cheap to get some mismatched dishes and that way you won’t have to worry about breaking them.

    Post # 4
    760 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If you only need for 25 people I would just buy them and resell them after the wedding. 

    Post # 5
    25 posts

    To rent china, silverware & glasses – and yes you need separate plates for the dinner and for cake and also separate utensils – will be in the neighborhood of $5 per person. Rental companies generally charge $100 for delivery and pickup. They are very heavy – it takes caterers lots of extra time to collect rinse and repack them and they have to charge extra for that. 

    That being said – if money is not a concern – china is always nice.  But disposables don’t have to be tacky, as evidenced by the photos below using Masterpiece disposable plates from http://www.smartyhadaparty.com  and they have another brand now that looks very very similar, just as substantial and lots cheaper than the actual Masterpiece brand.


    Post # 6
    30388 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Th OP said she is having cake and punch, not a dinner.

    I would go with the clear plastic plates as no one is going to deliver for 25 people or they will charge an unreasonable amount to do so.

    This is a pretty look with a doily under the clear plate.

    The topic ‘Clear plastic plates or real china?!’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors