(Closed) Would you spend extra on charger plates?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

I have seen chargers for $1 at the dollar store, but even still yours are pretty close to being the price.

If it was in my budget and I thought I could sell them for about the same cost then I would go for it.  It adds a lot to a table and you may be able to cut back on other decor or the centerpieces since they will bring a lot of color and pizazz to the room.  (assuming it was in my budget)

Post # 4
10218 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I probably would… I ended up not being able to afford them though and went with luxurious linens and clear plates…  It definitely isn’t a must have but I think it definitely adds something

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would and I did. I spent money on the chargers, instead of alternate linens, and I don’t regret it at all. And I think they will add elegance to the tables on the day of.

Post # 7
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I actually was able to get a REALLY good deal on chargers from someone on craigslist. They aren’t the color that I want so I will be spray painting them to the color that I want them to be.

The color I want my chargers to be is teal blue which is EXTREMELY difficult to find and when it is found it’s very expensive, so this is more cost effective for me.

Post # 8
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

I say “Go for it” if you can afford to, especially if they are the color you desire.  Otherwise, you might want to look at Hobby Lobby, as they often have great specials.  I would think that you would be able to “reclaim” some of the cost by selling them on Craigslist, Wedding Bee, or other sites.  Good luck!

Post # 9
165 posts
Blushing bee

I was looking to rent some embroidered overlays or table runners for my daughters wedding. I wasn’t having any luck finding what my daughter wanted. If something was close- it was too high of a price even though she is having a small wedding (about 75 guests- maybe less). I heard about plate chargers on sale in Christmas Tree Shoppes for $1 each and they had a 20% off coupon! My daughter loved the idea- so we spent a lot less on the chargers instead the fancier tables linens. I think it completes the look of the tables especially since she is having simpler centerpieces. Her colors are burgundy, ivory and gold- so I bought the gold chargers. It’s going to look gorgeous!

Post # 10
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would and did as well. I actually bought mine from another bride off of the bee classifieds! She charged me a buck a piece and they’re perfect.

Post # 11
148 posts
Blushing bee

I wouldn’t. I think I’m the only one. If you are unsure about spending that much money and your heart isn’t set on it, maybe it would be find without them!

Post # 12
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would for sure.  You can probably resell them for at least $1.00 a piece.

Post # 14
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@jackie_t4701: I wanted them in a bad way, but could not find them in my colour ( a green or purple) but i did find brown ones but the cheapest I could get them to was 3.50 a piece….so i didnt 🙁


I would say go for it just because at 1.00 a piece you could turn around and sell them at maybe .75 piece later and someone will DEFINITELY buy them.

Post # 15
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

now I want some too!

Post # 16
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011


@Baileyh:  My local michaels has green and purple chargers right now. They are a dark green and purple. They are $1.99 The purple was really pretty. So if you have a local michaels you should check it out.

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