Post # 1
WARNING: Stupid, obsessive question ahead:
In looking at different caterers within mine and my parents’ budget, I’m finding that no one really includes silverware in the affordable prices. It’s, like, $1 or $2 extra PER PERSON for some real silverware.
At first I thought silverware was a must have because I didn’t want to look tacky, but then I really started thinking about it, and realized that I seriously don’t remember the silverware (or plastic ware) at ANY wedding I’ve ever been to.
So, I mean, really … is it THAT important?
I’m thinking not.
Post # 3
@Stace126:I would say NO it’s not. Are you having a buffet? I also don’t think personalized napkins are important I don’t remember anyones napkins from any wedding I have ever attended.
Post # 4
I think if you are having a Formal wedding real silverware would be a good idea but I know with my casual wedding the free plastic siverware will be just fine!
Post # 5
Do you mean legit silverware, or just non plastic utensils (stainless steel)?
Post # 6
What kind of venue and reception? Seated? Buffet? What kind of food? I would not want to be eating steak with a plastic knife. Or seated at a formal sitted dinner on a Sat evening eating surf and turf with plastic.
But if you are serving pasta and salad buffet at a less fancy venue, then it could work. I would just opt for nicer plasticware and not the plain white ones.
Post # 7
i think anything you dont remember from someone elses wedding is not a big deal. so iim only worried about the food. the music. and the overall expeirience…and my dress!
if youire really worried about it thereis some real looking plastic stuff out there
Post # 8
It matters to me only because of a bad experience at a wedding. I was eating chicken parmesan that was extremely tough with a plastic knife and fork. The fork tines broke and I somehow ended up with chicken parm & spaghetti all over my new lt. blue dress. Ugh talk about embarrasing! Now I secretly carry silverware in my purse
Post # 9
No, I don’t think so…I’ve never paid attention to what I was using to eat.
Post # 10
I’m not too sure if this is flatware (steel) vs silverwave (silver) or metal vs plastic.
If it’s a choice between plastic and metal, I would go for the metal. It depends on the feel of your wedding, but I think metal would be much more classy and easier to eat with.
If it’s just about getting actual “silver” silverware, I would skip it.
Post # 11
It depends on the formality of your wedding. If its a sit down dinner, then metal is best. If its a more informal, buffet, then you’re fine with plastic.
I also think theme can be a factor here too. Whimsical or eco friendly weddings could probably do colorful or bamboo utensils.
Post # 12
No one will care or even notice.
Unless you are serving just cake and coffee, go for real silverware since plastic does not hold up to most foods.
Post # 13
We also had concerns about plastic silverware breaking during use. We bought stainless steel flatware for our wedding, and resold it after the wedding. This ended up being less expensive than using disposables. Here are some links:
Post # 15
I would definitely notice if I was eating dinner in my fine dress with a plastic fork.
I am very opposed to excess waste and hate the use of disposables.
Post # 16
We are having a bbq recpetion. I orginially looked at bamboo utensils, but we finally decided to go with stainless steel flatware from instawares.com. Its an extremely affordable option. After the wedding, I will probably just take it all into my office for our breakroom. Although, I am sure you could always sell it on Craigslist.