(Closed) what do you think of this?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: is using plastic china that looks real tacky or not?
    Yes : (20 votes)
    38 %
    No : (31 votes)
    58 %
    Other (explain) : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    6019 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2017

    @brittanyfm91:  I think as long as your venue isn’t super formal you should be fine. It sounds to me like this would be a good option for you both budget wise and for the convenience factor since you are doing your own catering.

    Post # 4
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @brittanyfm91:  Not tacky at all.  I am debating on whether to use those or paper plates because I don’t want to spend the money renting china.

    Post # 6
    3566 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I bought some nice disposable plates from http://www.smartyhadaparty.com.  They are actually very good quality.  They are disposable, but they can also be reusable.  We plan to throw them away, but once my cousin (a dentist) saw them, she plans to collect them after dinner to keep for future parties/showers she hosts. 


    Here is a pic of my table mock-up for reference.  The silverware is also disposable too (from same website) but it looks real! 

    Post # 8
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m not sure whether it’s tacky, I just think it’s incredibly sad and wasteful. Assuming you’re planning on throwing it out, that is a LOT of plastic and waste. 🙁

    Post # 10
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Oh I think its so tacky. I’m sorry I just really dislike fake plates. if its a bbq I think its fine. you dont need fine china, just a basic plate. 

    Post # 11
    882 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    You can rent china—and they don’t have be cleaned when returned….just scrapped off. They will come to your receptions site and drop off and pick up. It’s very easy, much less wasteful, and all around just prettier! 

    Post # 12
    3566 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @brittanyfm91:  Sounds beautiful!! LOVE damask! My mom actually made those runners for me! 🙂 LOL Take a look at that website, we actually got some really good deals on stuff up there and everything we’ve gotten so far is very good quality…they ship super fast too! We are also doing a buffet style also…we really did not want to spend 2x the money renting/buying enough china, plus having to worry about washing them and not breaking them.  

    It makes me sad that some people really just have that strong of an opinion on a plate, honestly, I’ve eaten some pretty crappy wedding food on fine china at uber expensive weddings…I’d rather put my money into having amazing food that my guests will enjoy.  Plus, I’m pretty positive nobody at my wedding will be disgusted that the plates are plastic…

    Post # 14
    2551 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Not tacky at all! We also had a family cooked potluck for our at home reception (got married in Mexico with only 4 guests) and we used the thicker paper plates, not even the fancy ones you linked. It was soo much easier to deal with for everyone involved and I wouldn’t have noticed a difference myself except that with real plates someone (most likely my mom or grandma) is stuck in the kitchen doing dishes for at least a half hour…. I think you’ve got a great idea here!

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