(Closed) Using Plastic cups for the bar

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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
752 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

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
1555 posts
Bumble bee

Plastic cups are fine. Your guests aren’t goingt o care what it comes in, just as long as it is there.

Post # 8
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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.


Post # 10
33 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

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
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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).

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