Post # 1
Is it a bad idea to use paper plates? The theme of my wedding is zebra and hot pink. I found some really cute square zebra paper plates. I am having my wedding at a hall on the lake.. Really trying to keep things affordable!
Post # 3
What food will you be serving? If it’s something like steak that needs to be cut, not such a good idea.
Post # 4
There is nothing wrong with paper plates. Everybody does different things with their reception. If paper plates works for you(your theme) and helps you with your budget use them 🙂
We are. We plan on using everything disposal. Plates, forks, cups,etc. It would cost too much to rent, buy etc. Especially since we arent using a regular caterer.
Point is, you do what you want, no matter what anyone says. Its your wedding.
Post # 5
Make sure the hall doesn’t just have plates lying around, because we were planning on paper plates until we found out our hall had all this free use stuff! It was a nice surprise. But I don’t really think it affected our wedding that much 😛
Post # 6
Ehh I wouldn’t. But what is your venue like? Is it super casual (I.e. Picnic tables?) More details please! 🙂
Post # 7
A few factors;
What is the meal? And will the plates support that food/cutting required?
What will happen with disposal? Will wait staff come through your wedding with a huge trash bag?
How formal is your wedding? If its anything fancier then a backyard bbq or picnic it may seem out of place.
Oh and please consider the environmental impact. That is always my #1 concern with disposables.
Post # 8
As someone mentioned, please remember that everything you throw away goes into a landfill! If you could find plates that are reusable or are the kind made from corn, that’s cool! Of course, people throw things away every day, so you doing it for one day isn’t going to make a difference. Sigh.
Post # 9
@andielovesj: +1 – these are basically all the points I would make too!
Post # 10
I think it’ll depend on what food you plan to serve.
Post # 11
I’m going to have the clear plastic plates from Sams Club
Post # 12
@andielovesj: I agree that all of those questions are important before we can help you decide.
Post # 13
Why don’t you use that decor around some white plates? I’ve seen a wedding done like this:
Post # 14
We will be having paper plates. (Our menu is BBQ with baked beans and veggie/fruit plates and our reception, like our wedding, is in our back yard)
We are having Orange Solo Cups too….thinking I will hear some mutation of that song all night long….lol
Post # 15
I agree with the others on it will be fine depending on the type of food you will be serving.
Post # 16
Will be serving BBQ Chicken, veggie trays, fruit trays, differant types of salads, grilled veggies, possibly vegetarian lasagna for thsoe who dont eat meat, pickles, cheese, crackers.. I do want to do cloth table clothes and chair covers too as the chairs at the venue are just white lawn chairs. & I know its not good for the environment. I hate making extra waste but we will most likely be doing the catering ourselves with just a few helpers