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    • CommentAuthorMrsRobson2Be
      Posted: May 29th 2015
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    This may seem a silly question but I'd appreciate your honest opinions, were having a buffet & we cant agree on the dinnerware!!
    H2B wants your typical paper plates & cheap plastic cutlery which would cost about £30 max for 200 plates, knifes & forks. I know that disposable would work best for us but I'd like to go for a more real look set which will cost £115 for 200 plates, knifes & forks.
    H2B thinks I'm mad for even considering it but I just think paper plates will look so cheap, but will I care on the day, will our guests be that bothered??
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    • DanielleS0709
      CommentAuthorDanielleS0709
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 29th 2015
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    I'd personally go for the more expensive ones

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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: May 29th 2015
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    I wouldnt bother you can have your personal touches elsewhere but for a buffet its not something ppl r going to look at... can u not find something in the middle of the prices? 100+ quid on paper plates etc really is throwing away money (to me anyway)
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    • CommentAuthorMrsRobson2Be
      Posted: May 30th 2015
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    The dearer ones that I like are plastic but have the look of real China, the reviews for them say how there guests thought they were real China until picking them up (as they'll be light).
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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: May 30th 2015
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    I've changed the catergory for you.

    I would defo go for the more expensive ones.

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    • michgib
      CommentAuthormichgib
      Got married 18 months ago
      Posted: May 30th 2015
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    I would go for the more expensive ones, people will notice
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: May 30th 2015
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    Im a bride on a tigh tight budget i see it as a expense you could put elswhere they will only be thrown away i stopped my mam buying stuff like this lol... ive never noticed for a wedding if they use fancy paper plates/plastoc or not for a buffet... usualy it is and noone would batter an eyelid

    Go for whatever you want tho but i think if h2b feels its a waste id find an alternative that you are both happy with. But if he wont budge n u r absolutlry dead set then just do it lol xx
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: May 30th 2015
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    Is cutlery n plates not included in your catering??
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    • CommentAuthorMrsRobson2Be
      Posted: May 30th 2015
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    Thanks glitterfairy completely forgot to even select a category, oops!!
    MidgetGem were both dead set, if I go for the ones I want there's no way I could ever tell him how much they cost lol.
    Were going to his mums today so I'll get her to persuade him!!
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: May 30th 2015
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    Lol!! Well if u want them and can get away with it just get them.. he may not even notice :-p (aslong as he doesnt check reciepts and banks lol) x
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    • MrsThomson2B
      CommentAuthorMrsThomson2B
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2015
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    I would go for the more expensive ones, weddigns beside marrying the love of your life are supposed to be spohisticated events and to me paper plates don't scream sophistication however nice plastic ones would be more suitable xx
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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: May 31st 2015
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    Not all weddings are sophisticated events they are just events.. some are outdoors some are like festivals some are nothing but a ceremony n home.. It totaly depends on the people venue and style of wedding u want.

    Mine is a party- a celebration with ppl we love and ppl who love us...using paper plates for the buffet lol ;-) and we r only having a buffet we arent having a meal our wedding is 3.30

    wether you use paper plates for a BUFFET or not really shouldnt be something you worry about or need to spend a silly amount of money on specially if the standard are included.

    Id rather be less worried on what ppl think of me and how much money ive spent and spend that "spare" 100 quid on making sure they are properly fed. Ull make more of an impression with feeding your guests and doing personal touches than u will with what they eat off... it maybe where im from and the budget i have but some people seem to go stupid and forget its about u hubby family and friends celebrating not showing off

    I know some venues if they r the typical wedsing venue like spas and grand halls etc can serve a buffet and take it away pretty quick (ramside hall has been known to take the buffet off once every guest has has one plate)

    Sry just my opinion and i find it all silly when its more look at me than pls enjoy yourself etc
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    • CommentAuthorMrsRobson2Be
      Posted: May 31st 2015
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    I've purchased the plastic ones now but have to say I agree with you 100% midgetgem & feel a little silly for stressing so much over plates lol.
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    • RachaelB76
      CommentAuthorRachaelB76
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 31st 2015
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    its up to everyones individual choice and style. Glad you have managed to make a decision and one less thing to worry about. x




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    • CommentAuthorMidgetGem89
      Posted: May 31st 2015
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    Sorry i didnt mesn to sound a bit of a c0w there lol :-)

    At least you got what YOU wanted and what u felt was right :-) thats the main thing xx
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jun 7th 2015
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    I was going to say the more expensive ones so glad you went with what you wanted. I think for a wedding it's nice to go for something nicer.

    Paper plates aren't great as they're so flimsy.

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