Post # 1
We’re getting married in the Bahamas next Friday(!!!) and having an “at home” reception in August. We’ll have about 40-50 people for the party and it will be catered BBQ, a DJ, cake, & open bar. Nice casual venue overlooking a small marina and lake. The BBQ caterer provides plates and plastic ware. I don’t want to pay for a dishwasher etc. at the venue, so I want to avoid real plates & silverware. I have cute beach-themed centerpieces but haven’t figured out what to do about table coverings. Plastic? Rent linen? Buy inexpensive linen? I think I should upgrade from the caterer’s stuff to nicer disposable paper plates, napkins & better plastic utensils in beachey colors but mom says don’t bother. I already have personalized cocktail napkins. Your thoughts would be appreciated!
Post # 3
Hmmmm! Please don’t be offended by my comment. The eco-friendly girl in me is cringing at all the garbage that is going to be incurred by disposable stuff. I wouldn’t use anything disposable at all (except your custom napkins of course). Is a dishwasher really more expensive than buying stuff to just throw away? At least a dishwasher is giving some poor bloke a bit of work.
As for the table covers.. what are the tables like? Do they have to covered completely? If not, you do some kind of artsy beace themed runner? Like some kind of blue organza like the ocean?
Post # 4
Use an eco friendly and classy alternative like bamboo plates and flatware! They are biodegradable and cute. I posted a link where you can find this type of plates
Post # 5
I also suggest bamboo or aspen plates and cutlery. They are biodegradeable and attractive.
The cost averages about $1 per plate.
Aspenware cutlery- made from aspen trees) is the most reasonable cutlery