- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
Unfortunately, that’s probably me! I CAN’T BELIEVE how much it cost to rent plates/cups/flatware! And I haven’t even looked at linens yet…Our facility does not provide linens or china of any kind. They do provide tables and chairs, so that’s a small plus. Our (not booked yet) caterer also does not provide linens or china, so I’m on my own to source them. I’ve looked at 3 different vendors online and I guess I didn’t realize that it was pretty standard to charge ‘about’ .50 per item rented. For 120 people that’s about $500 – just for plates and utensils! Linens (tablecloths and chaircovers) will put it at over $1000 for just rentals. I’m sad, I can’t believe how much all this stuff adds up to. What’s happeing to my budget wedding!? 🙁 At this point I”m happy to entertain alternate venue options that can provide these things!
Ok, Bees, I know this question has been asked before but would plastic plates and cutlery be tacky? I’m talking about clear acrylic plates, not dixie plates or solo red plates. Also, what about cups/wine glasses? Although I can see using platic plates, I’m not so sure about plastic wine glasses – they usually come in two pieces and never seem to look good. I know I can get better looking plastic flatware at Costco, so that’s an option. Just now sure how this will all look together, and I’m worried it will look so random! Does anyone have pictures of plastic place settings from their wedding? Please post if you do.
Other details: My location is McCoy Equestrian in Chino Hills and I’m doing a Southern style bbq/comfort food menu with beer, wine and champagne/cider toast.