Post # 1
I need your help deciding on my barwar, specifically glasses for wine.
I’m having a casual but still elagent outdoor wedding and reception at a park in Charleston, SC and I’m grasping at straws to cut costs. We’ve opted for an open beer and wine bar so I’m giving up on real glassware to make it possible but I’m not ready to go full on red solo cup cheap. I will be getting real glasses for water but We’re using these for beer glasses:
Tables will be set sorta like this with water goblets rather than the beer glasses. The plates are actually plastic but I think they’re pretty darn nice for disposables! This is just my mock-up at my kitchen table with grocery store flowers my wonderful Fiance got, real centerpieces will be low with similar hydrangeas:
So I had initially wanted plastic or glass stemless for wine which I can probably get for about $0.50 /ea but that might add up if people misplace their glasses or drop them (clean up for broken glass would also be a nightmare). I’m torn between shelling out the cash for the glassware and these two choices from smarty had a party.
Simple short square: http://www.smartyhadaparty.com/Milan-Square-Disposable-Rocks-Glasses-i10282.aspx
striped, slightly taller, square:
I know I’m totally overthinking this- any glass that has wine in it is a good one- but I don’t want people to even notice that the glassware was a budget cut! Bee’s, which would you rather have?
Post # 2
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I’m not sure I see the difference?
I don’t care what my wine is in, lol!
Post # 3
Rafissch: If you are considering plastic glasses for wine, is there a reason you didn’t look at the stemless wine glasses from Smarty Had a Party?
Post # 4
Rafissch: it all goes down the same. I m happy with any glass as long as it has some alcohol in it lol
Post # 5
amberback: There’s really not much difference, one seems slightly taller so maybe less spillage while walking/dancing. I’m sure most of my guests will feel the same way but I just can’t decide what to do!
Post # 6
julies1949: The plasic ones from Smarty are about $0.80 each, I can get glass for about $0.50 each but these plasic ones are $0.21-$0.26 each. It all comes down to pennies when I’m buying hundreds of them
Post # 7
Rafissch: For a public park, I totally understand wanting to deal with as little glass as possible, it’s crazy that glass stemless is cheaper than plastic! Plastic stemless would be my #1 choice, but I think you can go with either of those and be fine. I voted #1, but now that I think about it, you might as well go with the decorated ones.
Post # 8
Square is hard to drink out of, especially after a few. Other than that, I’d drink my wine out of a sippy cup if I had too 😉
Post # 9
I voted for #2. I like the modern look the stripes add.
Post # 10
Rafissch: If you use the taller cups the bartender may fill the glasses with more wine; which will eat into your savings. I voted for the shorter square cups. I think they look nicer and they may save on waste.
Post # 11
Rafissch: my personal preference would be for plastic ‘wine glasses’ ie ones that look like actual wine glasses. I really don’t like drinking wine out of a tumbler, it just feels wrong and I find it gets warmer more quickly from where you’ve been holding it.
Otherwise, I would go with the first glass which looks rounder, and I prefer that it’s plain.
Post # 12
I would prefer to drink my wine out of something with a stem. I dislike stemless glassware for wine because your hand changes its temperature, especially white.
Choosing between the two, the first on is nicer because its plain and a bit rounder.
Post # 13
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
I like glasses with stems for drinking wine at home but agree an outdoor wedding you may have wind issues so stemless are probably better. I like option 2 from a style perspective but agree with PP, I’ll drink wine out of anything!
Post # 14
I completely understand wanting an actual stemmed glass, that would honestly be my first choice but I know that will just wind up with glass on the dancefloor plus they’re more expensive (about $1 each). I thought about plastic stemmed ones but I despise the cheapo, two piece ones and couldn’t find any others so thought these options looked classier.
Both choices are round at the top and have the same capacity, the striped one is just taller so it seems more square which I would think would make it easier to hold on to and would result in less sloshing when walking around with it.
Can y’all tell I tend to drop/spill my cup when I’ve been drinking? lol
Post # 15
Rafissch: I really doubt you will have that many breakages; we host parties fairly regularly and on average maybe around 2-3 glasses get broken,it’s no big deal. It isn’t like people will be dropping them left right and centre.
I know what you mean about the two part glasses looking cheap but honestly, IMPO most plastic glasses do. As a guest I would really appreciate having the option as I just really hate drinking wine out of anything other than a stemmed glass. Could you maybe get some of each so guests have a choice?