Post # 1
I saw a wedding show on TV where the other brides commented negatively about the bride who had Chinet paper plates and metallic plastic silverware at her reception. It seems to me if you are having 100 people at a do-it-yourself wedding (we are renting our condo clubhouse for the reception) that it would just be practical….we were going to put all of the money toward great food and booze. Do you think it’s worth the cost of renting the good stuff (not to mention having people washing a few hundred dishes)? We are on a limited budget but want people to have a good time….and we dont want them so put off by “paper and plastic” that they are making jokes about it. Opinions?
Post # 3
I personally think having real dishes are better. Is your reception going to be laid back? However, if your budget is limited and you’d like to spend your money elsewhere go for it! It’s your wedding so do whatever you want to do. I’ve been to one wedding where there were paper plates and plastic silverware and no one had any rude comments about it at dinner.
Post # 4
look into reflections dinnerware. it’s plastic disposable but looks like china.
Post # 5
I personally hate paper plates and plastic silverware. I hardly even use them at home so I would not want to use them at a wedding. If you can find room in your budget for real china then I would definitely spring for it.
Post # 6
If you are having a caterer, this may be included in the prices. Ours did.
Post # 7
I am honestly surprised that I will have china and silverware at my wedding. Most weddings I’ve been to have the small clear plastic plates and forks/spoons. I think the clear ones are just fine… maybe not white paper plates. But even that is fine! I’m only having china because it comes with the venue.