(Closed) HELP..Are linen tables, chairs and napkin ok with plastic wear??? PICS ATTACHED

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

These would probably be just fine for the kind of reception you described, but I’d want to see and feel some samples before making an order for them.  I think the feel of plasticware is often what makes it seem “cheap,” not the appearance or styling? Can you order a sample kit or make a small order then use them for picnics if you don’t like them?

The plastic silverware needs to be sturdy enough to stand up to whatever your meal choices are, so cut a potato or a chicken breast with them, and make sure the fork tines don’t feel “gritty” in your mouth.  The glasses should have a little weight to them and not tip over if they’re filled too fast or set down too fast. The plates should be heavy-duty enough that you can’t cut through them and so that hot food doesn’t melt them, and wet food doesn’t seep through. Unfortunately you can’t judge any of that from photos.

Post # 4
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

At FI’s cousins wedding, they had fancy disposables. That was the first time I’ve ever seen those and I thought they were nice. The plates were white with silver trim, the flatware was silver and the glasses looked similar to the one you posted. I liked them. His mom is giving us the extra ‘glasses’ because they came in too late.

I think what you are planning will look good. 🙂

Post # 5
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think it’s fine! I really like those gray plates. And I agree with ordering a sample.

I might consider the nice disposable linen napkins. I think that would be a little more logical from a guests’ POV just because I’d know basically everything I was putting my mouth on was disposable. That sounds weird, but something about a linen napkin on a plastic plate throws me – but a plastic plate on a linen tablecloth doesn’t. That is minor though!

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