Corin
Beginner April 2022

Disposable dinnerware?

Corin, on July 27, 2021 at 12:14 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 15
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What is everyone’s thoughts on disposable heavy duty plastic plates and flatware? I was not a fan but now I’m starting to think it won’t be so bad and it’s more cost friendly.

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Latest activity by Yasmine, on July 28, 2021 at 1:28 PM
  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    I think it depends on the general formality and vibe of the wedding. For a formal evening event at a hotel or country club ballroom? Probably not. A more casual mid-day wedding? Probably fine.
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  • Hanna
    VIP June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    Agree with PP that it depends on the formality and vibe of your wedding. Not appropriate for an indoor hotel or ballroom, but totally fine for a casual outdoor barn wedding or backyard BBQ style wedding.

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  • Ashlee
    Expert September 2022
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    Agreed about the formality. My sister just got married in May and had a barn wedding, and it was more rustic and country, and she used heavy duty plastic ware for their buffet dinner. We're getting married next september in a ballroom so it wouldn't work for us.

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  • Rabreena
    Devoted October 2021
    Rabreena ·
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    We are using it for our rehearsal dinner, but not for the dinner during the reception for our wedding because of it being more of a formal sit down dinner and event.

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  • Kris
    Expert July 2021
    Kris ·
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    We are doing sit-down meals, but it's BBQ, so we are going with the heavy-duty disable that our caterer provides. We could have done actual china from them, but it would have doubled the cost.

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  • SHY
    Master January 2022
    SHY ·
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    Depends on the formality of your wedding.

    We're using real dinnerware for the reception only because our venue provides it at no extra cost lol. But even if it didn't, my mom was going to rent it. For cocktail hour, we'll have heavy duty app. plates since it's finger foods!

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan ·
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    If your reception is a backyard BBQ, then it is fine. If you are having a more formal event at a wedding venue, you should use real silverware.

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  • Nichole
    Devoted September 2022
    Nichole ·
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    Our venue is in a ballroom type setting but the caterer is providing clear nice plastic plates and plastic utensils with the buffet so thats what we will be using.
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  • Katie
    Expert August 2021
    Katie ·
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    We did disposable from Amazon. And it looks really elegant. Definitely nice enough for the wedding
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  • Jocelyn
    Dedicated September 2021
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    I agree with this comment
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
    Michelle ·
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    I would not do it for black tie but anything less formal is fine. The silverware has to be Costco style heavy duty or it will break. Chinet plates are preferable to plastic
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    We used the same exact ones for our minimony last year! & we plan on getting more but silver this time for our upcoming reception. I loved them, they looked really nice

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  • Katie
    Expert August 2021
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    We are having more of a BBQ casual wedding but still wanted a little elegance. We got these in the mail and I can't believe how nice they are.
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  • B
    Devoted August 2022
    Bride2Be ·
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    We will have this! Our catering package came with this and I got to pick the color (I chose rose gold eeep!!) and it looks so nice! As long as you’re not having a formal dinner, I think this is great! And easier to just throw away when you’re all done! We’ll still have gussets come around to clear plates and trash tho.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
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    I absolutely loved ours!

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