the dilemma of paper of china plates
I have just started planning a casual outdoor fall wedding and I am having a problem deciding between paper or real china. Now I love the idea of mismatched china, I think it would look precious. So, the main challenge is where to put dirty dishes. The proposed venue will be a field on family property so there is a kitchen nearby. But no staff. Our budget is 3500 to 4000 and I am doing the food with family help. Buffet style with honey baked ham, mac and cheese, grilled corn on the cob, and cold salads. In addition to tea and cold apple cider, there will also be wine, hot apple cider and hot chocolate. So I am looking at 2 sizes of plates and three different types of cups and glasses for 40 to 50 people. I do not want tables left full Of dirty dishes or a for my guests to have to look at them. So do I go the easier route and use paper or try to hire someone to do dishes? And keep in mind this person will be in my family's home unattended. Worth the trouble? Is paper tacky? Thoughts? Thanks!
Posted on November 21, 2013 at 4:55 am