(Closed) Real plates but fake silverware?

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Do what you’ve got to do! The only thing to consider is whether plastic knives will be sharp enough to cut into whatever you’re serving– sometimes meat is tricky to cut with plastic.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

what’s the silver ware rental cost? I would be tempted to do the reverse, rent the silverware and buy some higher end disposable plates, like attached pic since the silverware takes up less room and will be easier for you to cart home and wash. Also if you drop silverware you can’t smash it 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I just went to a wedding with this situation, and it was super cute! They got heavy plasticwear that matched the wedding colors! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

I’ve been to weddings where it’s real plates and that nice fake looking silver plastic silverware- doesn’t bother me at all. We wanted to do it for our wedding but my parents weren’t having it. Since they were helping with that part of the budget I let them win that round. 

Regarding the dishes- do NOT ask your friends or offer to pay your friends. What does the caterer do at other events?? I guess the plate rentals aren’t theirs? If there isn’t a means to clean them on site that night you may just need to buy plastic plates as well and call it done. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Can you get the plasticware that looks like metal?  A lot of people actually cant easily tell the difference, and it will still look decent in photos.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

As long as you’re not serving meat that needs to be cut with a real knife, you should be fine. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

People will notice.  You can easily tell a plastic fork from a metal one, even a high quality plastic, when you pick it up.  If you’re having a formal reception, you need real silverware.  If you’re having an informal bbq style reception, you can get away with disposable silverware.

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