Post # 1
I’m getting married at a venue with no running water for us to use, and I’m having a tough time deciding what to do for china/flatware. Here are my options:
1. Rent through venue’s rental company. Cost is not crazy high (about $350 for 150 ppl, for plates and flatware), but they will charge us 10% if caterer doesn’t do a good enough job of cleaning the dishes off (maybe be hard to do with no running water). I feel like this is subjective and out of my control.
2. Buy dishes and flatwate. May be a little pricier but I can always resell them.
3. Buy plastic. Cost wise, will probably be about the same as renting, but can toss them after. Cons are that it just doesn’t look as nice!
Would love your input! Also, if you vote 3, wpuld love your feedback on what lines to use- looked into smarty had a party and restaurant ware sites, but would like your opinions.
FYI… Bartender is supplying plastic drinkware for bar.
Post # 2
I would buy some cheap dinnerware. The new trend is mixed matched dinnerware these days. Look on a local for sale/wanted to buy page.. I often see people selling theirs (from their wedding)
Post # 3
Just rent it, it will look nicer and become someone else’s responsibility. You’re not going to want to deal with washing and reselling cheap kitchen dinnerware.
Post # 4
If I were to be buying disposables, I would buy something eco friendly like plates made of bamboo, sugar cane, palm leaves, aspen for cutlery etc.
Post # 5
I recommend renting. The 10% charge is only $35 – not a whole heck of a lot. Renting lets it be one more detail that is someone else’s to take care of, and less stress on you. If you do want to buy and do it on the cheap, now’s the time – hit up yard sales!
Post # 6
Thank you! I am leaning toward renting – the added bonus here is that the rental company will set the dishes up, but if I buy, then I have to have to DOC set them up, when she will probably already have a lot of things to do.
I do love the look of bamboo, or something along these lines, but we are having BBQ and not sure how sturdy it would be..
Post # 7
Just as sturdy as plastic