(Closed) Disposable or China?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Disposable or China place settings?
    Disposable : (12 votes)
    32 %
    China : (25 votes)
    68 %
  • Post # 3
    7556 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    If at all possible, I would try to get some china. Even if you have to borrow it and it’s mismatched. Not only does china look better, but paper plates can be really annoying to eat off of. 

    Post # 4
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I thought I couldn’t afford real plates either, but when I saw how much nice looking disposable dinnerware was going to cost, I decided to get a quote from a rental company and I was glad I did. Renting the dinnerware turned out to be $150 cheaper for 50 place settings than buying disposable would have. And it looked a lot classier, too. So get some quotes before you decide it’s a no-go!

    Post # 5
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Smarty had a party has some great, not cheap looking disposable plates for not that expensive. I think it depends on your area if buying the disposables or renting real ones is cheaper. 

    Post # 6
    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    For the record, we paid only $188 in total for the following:

    50 each of dinner plates, dessert plates, dinner forks, salad forks, teaspoons, and water goblets

    30 each of coffee mugs and wine goblets

    48 linen napkins

    1 coffee maker

    A friend of my sister’s who loves weddings volunteered to set up and take down all the rental items and count them up at the end. I would have paid her to do it because it made a huge difference in the day going smoothly.

    Post # 7
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Maybe you could go to IKEA or Sam’s and buy some plates and silverware?  Then after the wedding you could donate all the plates to charity.

    this link had some pretty good ideas http://www.younghouselove.com/wedding-album/


    Good Luck!

    Post # 8
    2776 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’m doing disposable.  Theres no way I could get anyone to help me clean all the plates.  No one will care much in our case.

    Post # 9
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Go to the thrift stores, dollars stores, goodwill stores, etc. You can get real dishes for $1 per piece or less, its ok if its mismatched, you can do a shabby chic vintage type theme since you already stated that you envision your wedding gown having lace and beading.

    Post # 10
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    what are you planning to serve for food?  The last time I rented a hall the caterer brought the dishes. We just had to rinse and scrape and leave them in buckets.  I don’t think the per person meal was that expensive either. 

    So I voted china but really I meant “look into alternatives closer”. 

    Post # 12
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I prefer China if it is feasible for your budget.u could always sale it when u are done.

    Post # 13
    3277 posts
    Sugar bee

    Disposable is so wasteful.

    Post # 15
    745 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We’re doing palm leaf disposables. They can be found on a lot of eco-friendly sites. We’re doing it because they look like wood and they’re disposable. We won’t have the manpower to clean dishes. 

    http://www.ecopalmware.com/ is where we’re going to order from. It’s the cheapest site I’ve found. I’m pretty sure we’re doing silver colored plastic utensils, though I haven’t 100% decided yet.

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