Disposable plates and cutlery..

I need advice on this ladies.. Should I just get the real thing, rent or buy the plastic? The dilema is driving insane and the wedding is next year but as you all know the smallest detail drives us nuts.. Please HELP Thanks Guys

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 3:18 pm
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littlebit07
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First off, congratulations and welcome to PW!


Secondly, I would say it depends on what the rest of your wedding is going to look like. If you're having a fancy affair with prime rib or menu items that people can't pronounce, plastic plates and cutlery are going to look out of place. If you're like us, and having a more relaxed reception (we're having a hog roast) I think the nice disposables would be just fine:)


Good luck, hope that helps some!

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm
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We're using disposable for cost effectiveness and whatever we don't use, we're donating to the church.  But I think it depends on where your reception will be and how many will be there.  If there will be a small number of people, you could probably get away with renting the real thing.  If it's going to be a larger number of people, you may want to go with disposables.  Check out the site Smarty Had a Party -- they have an awesome selection of disposables!

Posted on December 23, 2011 at 3:48 pm
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Thanks guys I appreciate the feed back our guest list is at 300 right now it is something I have to think about. @littlebit07 I totally agree our reception will be a fun one so I might end up going that route. 


Once again thanks guys. 

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 2:20 am
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Were doing formal but were using real silverware and fake looking china. Its the really hard plastic. I got a case of 120 for 74.99 at smartyhadaparty.com
Posted on December 24, 2011 at 3:17 am
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They make plastic silverware that looks like real metal. My FI sister used it at her wedding this summer and you couldnt tell it was the real thing until you picked it up. I think we are going to use these at our wedding too!


http://www.target.com/p/Diamond-Brilliance-Premium-Strength-Plastic-Flatwear-10-Forks-10-Knifes-10-Spoons-30-Ct/-/A-12901438

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm
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We used the fake plastic that looks real silverware, everyone loved it and like the others it was cost evective. If your using a caterer, check with them first, I had one tell me that if they were to do the dishes (real) they charge extra even though there was a dishwasher there. We could have used the venue's for free, but they were ugly, didnt match and wasnt enough.

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm
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I used my caterer's silverware and I wound up buying some really nice stoneware plates at the dollartree. You can buy in bulk online and have them shipped to your nearest store.  I also bought mason jar mugs with handles to use because my caterer's dishes didn't match the theme. I sold everything afterwards so I got most of my money back lol

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

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