- 10 years ago
- Wedding: October 2009
Hi there bees! I couldn’t remember what board someone asked me about this, so I thought I’d post it here. I had written that we were doing disposables for our reception and someone had asked me how much they were costing. I found my paper (in my uber-organized accordian file wedding box!
Flatware: There are some very nice forks that look like silver (really they do!) an 80 count box was $9.90 for 80. I decided on a heavy weight dinner fork in clear 50 count package for $2.98 and also on smaller cake forks in clear 100 count box for $2.79.
Plates: 10 1/4 inch plate in clear 20 count $5.99, 9 inch in clear 20 count $4.18, 7 inch in clear 20 count $2.89. We decided on the 10 1/4 inch and 7 inch plates.
Cups: 10 oz 25 count in clear $2.56, 12 oz 25 count in clear $3.37-not sure yet which ones we will be using. Hot drink cups are pretty inexpensive 12 oz 24 count $2.55 and the smaller size were 25 count for $.82.
I also priced large sized dinner napkins-heavy, white, tri-fold are 300 count $5.67.
I also priced a roll of white table cloth in a heavy-weight paper that I am thinking about for the kids tables which is 40 inches wide for $12.99. I’m an encore bride and have children, as well as most of our friends and both of our families have children-who are all included in the reception-rather than fight the inevitable, we decided to embrace it. We are having baskets of crayons with coloring books on the table at the reception, as well as hiring two VERY willing teenagers from our church to help keep an eye on the little ones. I know some people have strong feelings about children at their receptions, which I totally understand bc I did too the first time around and due to monetary reasons and the type of venue it was, I didn’t want children either. Since our brunch reception is being held in our church social hall (recently and very tastefully remodeled) and our life together is about kids, bday parties, church activities, soccer, gymnastics & all of these things with our kids and friends, we thought we should include them. I got some simple kids activities-sticker bags and some other things from Oriental Trading that will keep the little ones occupied during the reception.
Hope this helps whoever it was who asked me! Oh, I did price things at BJs, Cotsco, and Sams-best prices and availability without me having to drive was at a local wholesale distributor. I am also thinking about small boxes that they had that are just perfect for take home cake boxes. I found out about this place by word of mouth from our church hostess who is helping me with the logistics of our planning.