Post # 1
I believe I have found a caterer, thank goodness! They are allowing me to use real plates, utensils, and fabric napkins. Originally, I believed that we would be providing all of the beverages ourselves…but would it make any sense to rent real glasses from the caterer if we are providing the beverages ourselves?
Or even better, how cheap would it look to use clear plastic cups with real plates/utensils/etc? =/ Such as these: http://www.mypapershop.com/clear-plastic-glasses-cups.html
We are having tablecloths and such, and it will be outdoors with alcohol during a brunch reception. Thank you in advance!
Post # 3
We are in the same dillemma because our caterer is providing food and real plates/silverware, but are not providing beverages (thus not providing glassware – its not an option).
We are leaning towards getting the nice plastic cups only because it would be so much easier than going through a rental company. Not ideal but it is practical, and saves some money!
Post # 4
@Overwhelmed: My friend did that. It was great. Nobody thought twice about it.
Post # 5
@Overwhelmed: I think the plastic is fine and people don’t have to worry about them.
Post # 6
I’d be happy with the clear plastic cups. I wouldn’t feel awful if I knocked it over and broke it as I would if it were real glass, especially with it being outside.
Post # 7
@Overwhelmed: Yep, they’re too easy to break, especially if you have stemwear. And if people have a few alcoholic drinks and aren’t careful, you have child guests, etc., you can have breakage, spills and possibly cuts. You don’t need that headache, with a large group. Good luck!
Post # 8
@MsCorona2bee: That’s exactly what is going on with us. I just don’t want someone to be all…real, real, real, . . . . . . plastic. -tilts head- Idk; wedding planning makes you think irrationally.
@blueEyes90: Thank you for the example!
@Mez03: That is a really good point. I would feel awful too, in fact.
@PABride: -giggles- Bad thing is, I would be that person with too many drinks!
Post # 9
I would absolutely go with plastic, especially since it will be outdoors. It makes sense for drinks. People are going to be carrying that around, unlike plates and utensils.