Post # 1
So our venue allowed us to bring in our own bartenders and alcohol. However, renting glassware will be quite pricey since we are having 130 people. Do you guys think its tacky to use clear plastic cups? You know the hard clear ones. Also, I’m thinking of serving wine, should i buy plastic wine cups? I don’t want it look tacky, but renting enough glassware is not in my budget since my guest are drinkers. Help me!!!
Post # 3
me personally, if you are giving me alcohol I wouldn’t care what cup it came in! Plus, you wouldn’t have to deal with the chance of broken glass on the floor… just my 2 cents
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
We had a huge semi-formal affair and still served cocktail out of clear plastic cocktail cups. No one seemed to care. We served beer out of the bottle. However, we did have wine glasses for wine. Have you thought about serving wine out of the same cups as the cocktails? I’ve seen that done at a lot of business events and no one ever cares.
Post # 5
You can get some really nice plastic very inexpensively. I would stay away from the red keg college cups and maybe just go with white or clear.
Post # 6
As long as they aren’t read SOLO cups I think you will be fine 😉
I’m assuming this is what you had in mind:
Post # 7
Plastic cups are fine. Your guests aren’t goingt o care what it comes in, just as long as it is there.
Post # 8
I am totally having clear plastic cups at the bar! They actually have some really nice ones at Costco if you have one in your area.
I will however have one glass goblet on the tables for water or wine.
I don’t think it reached $90 to rent 130 glasses, which I found reasonable.
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Post # 10
I think that if someone would even comment on having plastic cups that would be VERY rude. They should be very gracious that you are even having alcohol and wine. You can fine some plastic cups now-a-days that are really neat, it’s a pain to be responsible for others (i.e. breaking glasses). It’s not like your having red SOLO cups that your going to have people write their names on with permanent markers then go and play beer pong!! High five for standing by your budget though!
Post # 11
The ones posted are fine and not inappropriate or informal at all. I can’t imagine any guest that would offended with plastic unless you are having a very formal reception.
Post # 12
I once went to a black tie wedding that had plastic cups. Honestly, I thought it was very weird. They spent so much money on everything else (huge fancy centerpieces, lots of yummy food, a beautiful wedding dress, etc) but they didn’t rent glassware. It just didn’t seem like it fit in with the wedding. If it’s a little less formal, I would have got it.
That saying, it didn’t stop me from drinking from the plastic cups.
Post # 13
Honestly I WOULD have said you cannot have plastic cups at a wedding… but my brother did it last month and I never even noticed until after the fact thinking back. No one thought it was weird.
Post # 14
I second http://www.smartyhadaparty.com. They really have some beautiful disposable glassware at good prices. I think I may get everything from them (glasses, plates, napkins and utensils).