(Closed) Dishes and glasses… Need some help deciding!

posted 6 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Just tell me what to do! Thinking about this is driving me nuts. :)
    Option 1: Plastic, plastic, plastic! No fuss, and cheaper! : (5 votes)
    63 %
    Option 2: Mis-matched china. Charge for scraping & washing. It's quirky & fun, despite any hassle. : (2 votes)
    25 %
    Option #3: Full-service. Real plates. No logistics to figure out. : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Option #4: This is all crazy. You should do what I wrote in the comments. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @Sunnybrook:  I would go with option 1 if you’re on a budget. And people will expect it to be informal anyway. As long as you replace the cutlery with real silverwear. Cutting up a steak with a plastic knife and fork is really difficult.

    Post # 4
    2622 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    can you ask them to bring the chinet plastic plates? the cut Crystal ones are nice for dispoable.  Or ask if you can supply them instead.

    Post # 5
    58 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Ok, see if you can rent real plates/flatware on your own and hire someone to clean those plates. Seriously I will come to your wedding and do it for free. That’s a ridiculous fee. Really, I do live in Virginia :). I am able to rent all of my plates,flatware and water glasses for around $2 a person. I just can’t believe it would be $8.99 pp to upgrade

    Also I have been to several weddings recently that used plastic ware at the bar. I thought that would make me crazy but even my caterer said it isn’t worth the added expense b/c you have to stock so many extra glasses as the bartenders can’t predict how many drinks people will get. So we are skipping the bar glassware and I think it is a-ok.

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