(Closed) Confused about food rental items

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@Asia:  I’m not 100% sure but I think sometimes you are responsible for cleaning them yourself. We rented glass beverage dispensers, and we had to clean them ourselves before the company would pick them up from the venue the day after the wedding. It would probably be simplest to rent servingware and china from the caterer, depending on how many guests you’re expecting. If it’s more than 20-30 guests, that would be a lot of dishes for your family to do after an exhausting wedding. But I dunno, hopefully some other bees will chime in!

Post # 4
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Our caterer washed the glasses we rented for us prior to return.

Post # 5
4674 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We were able to rent through our caterer.  I believe if we didn’t rent through them we would have had to rinse all the food off of the plates.  But it was worth it to rent throught the caterer.  They set up everything, and took the plates away.  

Post # 6
13901 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Asia:  My caterer is taking the dirty dishes, cleaning them, and returning them.  However, we did have the option of renting through a different company, and they said they were responsible for the cleaning, not me.  It would be nice for the caterer to at least rinse the dishes, but at least this company didn’t require it.

If you have questions about a specific company’s policies, just ask them!  I’m sure you aren’t the first bride to have this question!

Post # 8
845 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m not sure, part of the reason why I’m going to purchase them if we have to figure out flatware and plates.

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