(Closed) Does Silverware Really Matter??

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@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
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
14481 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you mean legit silverware, or just non plastic utensils (stainless steel)?

Post # 6
4824 posts
Honey bee

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
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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 Embarassed

Post # 9
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

No, I don’t think so…I’ve never paid attention to what I was using to eat.

Post # 10
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
4485 posts
Honey bee

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
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

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 # 14
12 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012


Post # 15
3265 posts
Sugar bee

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
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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.

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