(Closed) Paper Plates?

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What food will you be serving? If it’s something like steak that needs to be cut, not such a good idea.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Ehh I wouldn’t. But what is your venue like? Is it super casual (I.e. Picnic tables?) More details please! 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@andielovesj:  +1 – these are basically all the points I would make too!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I think it’ll depend on what food you plan to serve.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m going to have the clear plastic plates from Sams Club

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@andielovesj:  I agree that all of those questions are important before we can help you decide.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree with the others on it will be fine depending on the type of food you will be serving.

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