Post # 1
I had made a thread before asking bees what they thought about plastic plates, and many bees seemed to be okay with them as long as the silverware was sturdy and the wedding wasn’t formal.
Due to my unique situation [not having a wait staff or a large enough kitchen to properly wash dishes, and needing the ability to buy/store them before the wedding] I decided to go the plastic route. I ordered them from smartyhadaparty.com!
I bought :
180 6″ dessert plates [for cake]
200 dinner & 200 salad plates
And 180 soup bowls
My order came to a little over $300, and I found a $5 off coupon. Shipping was free [over $275]… and the best part is.. there was NO taxes to be paid! You can also pay with paypal.
I will report back once they arrive with the quality of the plates, but so far the experiance with them has been amazing. They seem to have good quality/pretty plates for a good price.
I’ll be ordering champagne, wine, drink, water glasses and flatware soon!
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
I’m in the process of changing venues. The prior required a licensed caterer, expensive bar, etc. the new venue you can bring own alcohol, and own food. So if I get the venue, I will be purschasing clear hard plastic cups, cake and dinner plates, and “silver-look” utensils. I priced them for 150 people and it will be around $200. I have no problem using the hard clear plastics because a lot of caterers use the same products for their buffet setups. I’m going for a semi-formal reception look. The main table will have chargers…basically for look and pictures but I will be using plastics because I’ll have no service staff. When I priced the plastics I thought it was a bit much but my overall costs will be lower. The way the numbers are below is me buying in bulk.
192 fork, knife, and spoon sets
240 9″ clear plastic dinner plates
480 clear plastic cups
300 clear plastic 6″ cake plates
Do you think these numbers are enough for 150-160 people?
Post # 3
slc201329: Sorry it took me so long to reply, didn’t know you had replied!
We based our count for 100 guests, we are inviting 114 but there’s no way all of those will show up as half the guest list is from across the country.
This is what we purchased :
180 dessert plates [these will serve for both the cake & the dessert buffet]
180 soup bowls
200 dinner plates [we allotted 2 per guest as we are having a large buffet and expect many to use more than one plate]
200 of each : salad fork, dinner fork, spoon, knife [will also serve for cake forks]
200 salad plates [these came in a pack with the dinner plates for one low price]
240 16 oz. cups [we got so many so people could have mixed drink as well]
240 8 oz. water cups [we are using these on the place settings with pitchers of water, and also as rocks/mixed drink glasses at the bar]
48 coffee mugs
96 champagne flutes
96 wine goblets
We also bought our own bar supplies which included martini glasses, shooters, shot glasses, stirrers, ect.