(Closed) Reception – Dishes, Glassware, Utensils – etiquette?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

What we used was upscale china-look plastic plates, and real but inexpensive stainless steel flatware.  We bought them for the wedding, and resold them afterward.  Pictures are below (sorry, I can’t make the knife in proportion to the fork and spoon!), and you can get links to where we got them at this link.

We got mismatched china tea cups and coffee mugs from a local thrift store.

We did use plastic glassware.  The issue was not so much cost as the fact that glassware is heavy and fragile, and we just did not want to deal with transporting it.

Post # 4
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@FutureMrsMCT:  I, for one, would rather have good food on plastic plates than not-so-good food on fine china.

My DSD’s wedding was planned on a very small budget, and she had delicious food that was served on black plastic plates and consumed using plastic utensils.  Although this would not have been her first choice or mine, it was perfectly fine.  It doesn’t take guests long to eat a meal, and, in dim lighting, no one was really focusing on the tableware.

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