(Closed) Rustic Elegance Wedding – Dinnerware Question

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Disposable Vs. the real deal?
    Make it easier on yourself and go with disposables : (9 votes)
    53 %
    It's a wedding! you need real dishes! : (8 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Okay. I was going to say no to the disposables, because hey, with rustic elegance some china would definitely be appropriate, but those are really nice plates! Cost wise though, how do they compare to rentals? I mean, you can rent plates for like $0.40 a piece, so where do these measure up?

    Personally, I really prefer real china, especially at a wedding. Most rental places you just need to have your caterer scrape the plates off and you put them back in the crates they came in dirty, the supplier will pick them up and wash them so they meet health codes. You don’t need to worry about being up to your elbows in soapy water the day after your wedding 🙂

    Post # 5
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    10851 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Can you use a different rental company? That’s really strange and I would think against health codes. I mean, how do they know people are actually washing the dishes and not just rinsing them off. That makes me feel icky.

    Post # 6
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    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We ordered Verterra plates. You can pick up a single pack at Whole Foods if you want to see them first. The rental company would wash plates for us, but everything is outdoors so we didn’t want to have dirty dishes sitting around in a visible place. But we’re only having “disposables” because we’re composting everything – I’d hate to throw 100+ full place settings in the garbage. But no way would we be washing dishes the day after our wedding. Another pros of Verterra – nothing can get broken and leave shards in the grass. They are a bit pricier, but I’d say worth the convenience.

    Post # 7
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    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My vote is not for disposibles.  It creates so much waste, and I know that not everyone thinks green, but it’s waste that could be easily avoided.

    You could probably soak all the rented dishes overnight & then spray them off with a hose to get them clean.

    Post # 8
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    46408 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My vote goes to the disposables. They are not paper or plastic so they will breakdown in the landfill.

    If you want to look at other alternatives that are less costly, there are also disposables made of bamboo and cornstarch.

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