(Closed) Plastic or real?

posted 9 years ago in Food
  • poll: Plastic or Real?
    Plastic tableware : (16 votes)
    44 %
    Real tableware : (20 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    6392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    How formal will your wedding be? If people are in evening gowns, I would say go with real. If it’s just your standard semi-formal wedding, I would go with the plastic to save yourself the hassle.

    Post # 4
    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    I think those chinet crystal cut ones (assuming this is what you are talking about) will be appropriate from the sound of your event. Its not really super formal considering you will have canned drinks (assuming self serve as well) and a buffet. It sounds a little more casual so I think this is OK.

    Post # 5
    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If you go with the ones they sell at Costco that have the pretty silver rim and pair it with the utensils that look like real flatware, I don’t think so. I used those for Hubby’s surprise party a couple of years ago & his mom didn’t believe they were disposable & didn’t want to throw them away!

    I thin if you had paper plates with clowns, flowers and balloons on them people might think it odd, but with the more realistic looking ones, I think it’ll look gorgeous!

    Post # 6
    1636 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    with my ceremony VR and reception in a park, its plastic all the way for me:) 

    so i say plastic..

    Post # 8
    5282 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    If you want a formal feel, go with real. If you want a more casual feel go plastic.

    For me, it was important to have real, even though my outdoor wedding had more of a casual feel, I didn’t want to make it feel even more casual by having plastic.

    Post # 9
    3981 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am cheap and poor and since nobody will remember what my tablewear looked like, I am using fancy plastic. 

    Post # 10
    469 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Mrs Hedgehog: You know what is so funny about what you said? My cousin got married in some tiny town in Ohio in 1994 or 1995. They had over 400 guests and the only place in the town that was large enough to hold their reception was the local armory. They had beautiful flowers, an elaborate cake, delicious food, open bar, a live band, a balloon drop after their first dance, sparklers indoors and fireworks outdoors, etc.

    Just a couple of years ago, we were at a family function and reminiscing on family weddings & parties another cousin (who is known to be very catty) remarked, “Everything was nice except I can’t believe we ate off of plastic plates and drank out of those clear plastic cocktail cups.”

    No one else recalled it but her. LOL!


    Post # 11
    8351 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Unless you are having a backyard bar-b-que type wedding, I would definately go for the real thing. I am one of “those people” that would notice plastic versus real, and since you are going for a formal type wedding, you should go with the real, in my opinion.

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