Linda
Devoted June 2010

paper plates at reception?

Linda, on May 24, 2010 at 10:55 PM Posted in Planning 0 16
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Is it tacky to use paper plates for the cake at the reception..i was thinking about getting some pink ones?

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Latest activity by J.J, on September 22, 2014 at 6:50 AM
  • Natasha
    VIP November 2011
    Natasha ·
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    As long as your wedding isn't a big formal affair, I think disposable is fine. I'm still going back and forth with what I want to do. I desperately want to use cloth napkins, but that might look funny with plastic plates and flatware!

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  • Linda
    Devoted June 2010
    Linda ·
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    Well, it would just be for the cake...my reception is going to be in the hall at the church in the afternoon...we arent using glass for the food, the caterers use clear plastic nice plates that looks real for the food, should i find clear plastic nice looking plates then for the cake as well?? ....i wouldnt say the reception is formal, first of all its in the daytime and secondly we are having finger foods!

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  • Michelle
    Expert September 2010
    Michelle ·
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    I would avoid it, unless your wedding is quite casual in general.

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  • FMW ~ BatLlama
    Master May 2011
    FMW ~ BatLlama ·
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    If you're having clear plastic plates for food, I think using the same kind for the cake would be good, so it doesn't look like paper plates, ya know?

    But! with the style of your wedding, I don't see that it would be a big deal. They typically use plastic/paper plates and stuff at church things anyway, right?

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  • ladylee
    Master June 2010
    ladylee ·
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    Just for consistency I'd probably see if the caterer can provide plates for the cake or you should be able to find them on your own.

    And I definitely would not mix cloth napkins with plastic plates/cutlery. Just spring for a good quality paper napkin in a matching or coordinating color.

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  • Linda
    Devoted June 2010
    Linda ·
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    Ok! good, i will go with the clear plastic! i saw some nice plates at hobby lobby and plus all their wedding stuff is usually half off! I love hobby lobby!

    Thanks for all the replies!

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  • Lavonne
    VIP December 2010
    Lavonne ·
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    Hell Im doing it..BBQ style dinner so its quite ok for mine. Its just cake in you situation so I would do it

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  • Sara
    VIP October 2010
    Sara ·
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    The plates at Hobby Lobby are way overpriced. Check samsclub.com they are much cheaper there! (this is what Im doing so ive done my research on them!)

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  • ALL MINE!!
    Devoted September 2010
    ALL MINE!! ·
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    Gygi.com has good prices.

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  • Laura-Jean
    Devoted June 2010
    Laura-Jean ·
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    I don't think so. just as long as they are nice.

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  • Mrs.Jimenez2be
    Dedicated May 2011
    Mrs.Jimenez2be ·
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    Im in the same situation i havent decided if i wanna go with the fairytail weeding or da damask wedding....but i ran into these paper plates but not sure if it will look to tacky for my reception????


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  • Dianne
    VIP August 2011
    Dianne ·
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    I would go with clear plastic, they have them at sams clubs and they are cheap, no clean up and honestly, it's only cake so no one will really notice.

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  • J
    Super July 2011
    Juanita ·
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    I dont think the guests care as long as the plates dont collapse and the forks dont break

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  • Rebecca Breanne
    Rebecca Breanne ·
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    If it matches the tone of your wedding go for it. It wouldnt be expected at a $100,000 wedding but if you are going for the casual, homey, intimate feel Im sure its ok. Although to be honest even if I was at a $100,000 wedding I dont know if Id even notice the plate was paper, when Im a guest at weddings I rarely notice the utensils unless they are like gold which hasnt happened yet lol

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  • J.J
    Master September 2011
    J.J ·
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    Check out www.smartyhadaparty.com

    They have tons of dinnerware to check out :-).

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