Post # 1
Our venue allows us to bring our own alcohol (yay!) Unfortunately, this also means we are responsible for providing our own bar ware. I’ve looked into renting glassware, but it would cost several hundred dollars. The caterer suggested using plastic glasses because the wedding is at a large estate and guests will be wandering around the grounds(ie-drunk and breaking glasses/setting them down everywhere). While the venue is very nice, the ceremony and reception will be taking place outside, so it won’t be super formal. I’m really worried that plastic glasses will look really out of place and tacky. But my budget is pretty tight and that money could defintely be used elsewhere. The reception will take place around the pool:
EDIT: If I go the plastic route, the glasses will be nice clear glasses, definitely not red solo cups.
Post # 3
I’m not a fan of plastic glasses. Can you find the real glasses used?
Post # 4
I’m a fan of plastic…I thought about having “real” place settings, but who the HECK is going to wash all those glasses on your wedding night?
I don’t think plastic cups will be tacky or cheap.
Post # 5
We are having an outdoor wedding. We are using glassware for dinner that the caterer will be providing but the bartender will be serving with plastic.
I think it’s fine to use plastic for the alcohol.
Post # 6
Plastic is perfectly fine.
Post # 7
SO’s cousin just got married this past Saturday, and they had an outdoor wedding / reception as well with plastic wine glasses. Everyone LOVED the idea!
Post # 8
I used plastic at mine. It was a hell of a lot more practical. No one cared, they were too busy having a good time!
Post # 9
These are the ones we used. They are amazing! They look like real glasses and are a heavy weight. We loved them. They offer a few different sizes – don’t remember which ones we got, but they look like this. We ordered plastic plates and flatware from them for our outdoor cocktail hour, too, and our cocktail napkins. Everything was fantastic! I highly recommend them.
Post # 10
There are some really great plastic options! I’m considering these from Amazon.
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Post # 12
I don’t like plastic cups at all. I think it makes the wine/ champagne taste weird. If I know their will only be pastic cups I would bring my own or not drink.
Post # 13
I feel for you, OP. The thought of Red Solo Cups at my wedding makes me wanna cry . But that is what may end up happening….because unfortunately, I am not made of money
Post # 14
@Holly77: Wow, you would honestly pass up free alcohol because it was served in plastic? That’s really interesting. I’ve never heard that before.
Post # 15
@Soon_To_Be_Mrs_T: what about reducing alcohol and renting glasswares? I’m bias because I find plastic cups makes any alcohol taste weird. I know MANY people who’d agree. When alcohol is served in plastic glasses, I normally try a bit first but always choose to give up the drink. But I might be an extreme. My preference will be
alcohol in glassware > water in glassware >>> water in plastic >>>>>>> alcohol in plastic.
Post # 16
@Mee: Thats really interesting. I’ve never heard of anybody who thinks that a plastic glass makes their drink taste funny.