Post # 1
My Fiance and are are doing a “Southern bbq” theme for our wedding, which will be in a barn in the country. The vibe will be super laid back and casual with lawn games, etc. Here’s my question: the caterer we will be using for the pulled pork dinner uses regular tri-compartment plates with white or clear cups. Is not having real china and flatware going to be considered tacky? We both volunteer full-time at a non-profit, so we’re trying to keep things low cost. Is plastic/paper dinnerware going too far?
Thanks for your input!
PS -I thought I might try to do something cute with the plasticware, like tying it in a napkin with raffia.
Post # 3
You know, I am usually all for getting plates and flatware for events, but your venue seems well suited for the disposables- I think the raffia is a nice touch… just dress up the tables nicely and I think you are in good shape.
Post # 4
i think disposables are ok…keep it casual! however, they are not environmentally friendly. have you considered tree-free compostable plates? bambu offers a pack of 100 for $74-a bit more than paper plates, but not a bank buster. you could also get tree-free paper plates, they usually run 3.50 for a pack of 25. corn-based plasticware is also available, or, if you are a thrift store maven, go to goodwills on a 50% off day…most utensils are 10 cents to begin with, and at 50% off, you are paying a nickel for real utensils….then just put them in the dishwasher on “super sanitize” (you never know, although we never think about this, but the forks we use at restaurants have been in hundreds of other people’s mouths), and you will be good to go!
Post # 5
I think with your venue you could totally do that!!! Whatever you decide, have a wonderful wedding day!!! This is just an idea I bought raffia at DollarTree last year. At the grocery store, Vanity Fair has some nice white paper napkins. If that bothers you, and you would like to have another option, if you afford it, check these out:
At Smartyhadaparty they have
And you can find knives and spoons at this restaurant supply place too.
Walco Windsor Dinner Fork Stainless Steel |1 DZ| 7205
Post # 6
Thank you all for your suggestions! I hadn’t even thought of going the bamboo route! 🙂
Post # 7