(Closed) Lets Talk–High End Disposables

posted 4 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Plastics may be inexpensive, but they are not disposable. Personally, I think it would be environmentally irresponsible to purchase that much plastic so you and your guests can use them once and throw them away. Unless you’ll be recycling them after your celebration, I think you should spend the money for porcelain. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Duplicate Post!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by  JiminyCricket.
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I agree with what PPs have said!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

It’s also pretty obvious when you pick up a plastic fork or a plastic plate that it’s plastic.  Even if you get “high quality” ones.  

Plastic is fine is you’re having a casual and informal affair, but if you’re having an elegant or formal wedding, you really should opt for real dishware.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

If you go disposable, get the wood/bamboo disposable cutlery! I HATE the plastic ware that looks like metal – it makes my mouth feel funny and I can taste the chemical/metallic flavor. Yuck!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Omaha, NE

People buy and throw away plastic every day. I’d go with the cheap option! Ask your venue if they are willing to recycle the plates, they might have a program set up for that anyway.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Definitely check into other rental companies we were surprised our china rental is only $0.35 per place so its really not much more to have the real thing… The main cost with rentals was table linens which we ended up finding for about $10/table cloth cheaper to buy. There are ways to cut costs and still maintain the elegance a wedding should have. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

How about compostable plates that will biodegrade?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

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kcoast:  What type of venue are you using?  Is it a dedicated event space or a DYI type venue like a warehouse or park where you have to bring every detail in yourself?  

I ask because most dedicated event spaces either provide dinnerware or their preferred caterers have packages that include dinnerware.  And if it is a DYI venue there is more to consider just the up front cost.  There is a lot of labor and product handling involved for real dinnerware rental and it would be much easier and cheaper to do disposable.

And there is nothing inherently wrong with using nice disposable.  Obviously it’s not apropriate for a formal event though.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I think it depends on the formality of the wedding. i just went to a wedding where they had plastic everything, and I didn’t think much about it as it was casual & outdoors. I personally am having china, but that is because my mom & I have enough already for all our guests (we’re doing vintage blue & white china-our theme is blue willow). Do not feel bad about it if you are doing a casual wedding. Weddings are expensive! It gets hard paying for everything, I know.

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