(Closed) I pity the fool that rents plates!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 47
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Bumble bee

Your post made me laugh. We’re hiring full afternoon tea sets and it’s costing quite a bit -but we’ve saved by going through a smaller company. 

Paper plates were a no-no from Fiance and our families. I can see why. Paper plates don’t bother me but in with china teacups it would look silly. 

I bought disposable floral napkins from Paperchase and I’m going to buy my table cloths from IKEA as it comes out cheaper.

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I definitely wouldn’t bat an eye at plastic, paper or compostable plates and silverware at a wedding—especially for barbeque! I literally cannot remember a single thing about the plates/glasses/flatware at any wedding I’ve ever been to. The food? Hell yes. But as a guest, I wouldn’t notice the material the forks were made out of unless someone stabbed me in the eye with one. Whatever you choose will be awesome. 

Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I got lucky,  my venue provides all china included in price per head.  They have very nIce contemporary white square plates and classic glasses.  If it was not included then i would ditch chair covers and rent or buy real china. In my culture disposable plates are not appropriate and considered bad taste for a wedding. 

 

Post # 50
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Honey bee

We all have our moments of wedding spending insanity. We rented (through the venue) floor length tablecloths. The venue only supplied 4-points, on Friday and Sunday nights. I figured we were ahead, since the rates for those nights were so much lower.

I bought 3 tablecloths online, for my daughter’s baby shower, at 50% off, for what I rented $$ for one for the wedding.

I didn’t fall for the charger rentals, though. Since soup was served as the first course, the venue supplied for free very nice, gold trimmed under plates. Win-win!

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

SugerPlum:  I think nicer plastic plates would be fine for your theme and location.
Costco has nice plastic china (clear and white with gold or silver piping) and they also have gold or silver metallic heavy duty plastic silverware that actually looks like regular silverware. I definitely wouldn’t rent plates especially at that price.

As far as linens go, I would keep it simple and make or purchase an overlay or runner that goes with your theme instead of renting a bunch of linens or if you can find a reasonable rental place, then you could do that as well since you are saving on the plates and silverware.

Post # 52
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MissJulianna:  Given that the OP has been married for 3 years, I doubt this is still a problem for her. This thread is 4 years old.

Post # 53
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

julies1949:  i didn’t look at the date. Other people above me commented and obviously brought it to the front of the forums. Not sure why you addressed me and not any of the other comments before me.

Post # 54
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MissJulianna:  Because you addressed your comments to the OP.

Post # 55
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Wannabee

MrsShayona:  heplo. Where did she find them for this price at?

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Delete… Sorry, just noticed this is an old post.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by  BrideK2Wings. Reason: Agh, didn\'t see the date of this post
Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

So glad I found this thread. We’re having our favorite Puerto Rican resturant cater, but they don’t offer any china rental. 

 

 

Post # 58
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2016

bridget.sutter:  Crazy long time ago, I know but how did you like your supplies from Smarty Had a Party?  I’m looking into them now and they definitely seem the most affordable. 

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