Alma
Devoted June 2020

Silly Question? Help!

Alma, on November 20, 2019 at 7:10 PM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 9
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I think I am over thinking this lol

We are purchasing our own silverware and I don't know what is best.

A. Dinner knife, dinner fork, salad fork, and dinner spoon.

B. Dinner knife, dinner fork, and salad fork.

C. Dinner knife, dinner fork, and dinner spoon.

TYIA

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  • Kirsten
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kirsten
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    Are you purchasing it for use at the reception? If so...I know this may not be helpful, but I think it depends on:
    1. How formal is the reception? That will help decide if you want the salad fork.
    2. How much silverware do you want in your home?
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  • R
    Expert September 2018
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    Depends on what you鈥檙e serving... and how (plated, buffet or family style). Are you having a cake or dessert? You鈥檒l need an additional fork for that because I doubt anyone can wash all the dinner forks fast enough. 馃槀


    Do you really want to lug all that dirty silverware home at the end of your wedding? And clean it all the next day?
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  • Sin茅ad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sin茅ad
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    Hey Alma!! What are you serving for your meal? This will definitely inform what should be your highest priority for silverware.

    Are you serving dessert or cake? As Rachel said, you should also keep this in mind when buying your silverware! Have you looked at the price of renting them for your wedding?

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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine
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    What and how are you serving food wise?

    Normally it is on the table as:

    Salad fork, Dinner Fork, plate, knife, spoon.

    if you are having a buffet believe it is only:

    dinner fork, napkin, knife.

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  • Alma
    Devoted June 2020
    Alma
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    Were having plated dinner. I don't know if people would mind using the same fork.

    I was going to rent but I found it more affordable to purchase. Our catering does not offer that option.

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  • Alma
    Devoted June 2020
    Alma
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    Were serving plated salad & then chicken w/ roasted potatoes and veggies.

    were having cake but that will be plated differently.

    We didn't want plated dinner and plastic utensils. Purchasing them is the best option than renting for us.

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  • Alma
    Devoted June 2020
    Alma
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    Were serving plated salad & then chicken w/ roasted potatoes and veggies.

    I was thinking the same but I wanted to be sure before I purchased more than necessary. thank you for the feedback Smiley smile

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  • Kirsten
    Dedicated October 2020
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    We're also planning on buying our tableware too, since it's a micro wedding and we can update what we have. Who are you buying from, if you don't mind sharing?
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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine
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    Of course! Smiley smile best of luck on your beautiful day Smiley love

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