So you’re getting married, the big day is looming in the distance, and you still have a hundred different decisions to make. You’ve decided to go with paper plates for the obvious reasons of cost, clean up, and time, but there are so many options out there that you really aren’t sure how to choose the perfect plate . Here are a few tips for picking out plates that fit you and your wedding.
Color Coordination: The overall setting of your wedding will vastly improve if every component matches with the colors you’ve already chosen. You’ll be able to narrow down your choices much more quickly.
Floral, Plain, or Modern? What do you choose? As with all of your wedding choices, the best thing to keep in mind is to choose something that’s YOU. If the rest of your wedding is covered in flowers, floral plates will look fantastic. Go with plain plates that only have one color to lightly add the finishing touch and keep the focus on more important centerpieces. And if you’re a modern girl at heart, straight lines and cool colors will add that extra ‘oomph’ to your dining.
Strength to Match the Food: Nothing is worse (especially at a wedding) than having food leak through the plate onto your hands or your formal clothing. Choose plates that are going to hold up to the menu. If you’re just having light refreshments, nothing is wrong with having a lighter plate , but when you’re serving dinner, make sure the sturdiness of the plate can stand the test.
Cost…Can’t Forget About That: You’ll be able to narrow down choices by knowing your budget beforehand for the plates . You don’t have to go with something that will burn a hole in your pocket for that perfect plate . I suggest buying in bulk to cut the cost, and make a little extra room to get the plate that you want.
Keep these things in mind when you’re out doing some pre-wedding shopping. The most important tip to remember is to go with a plate (and a wedding for that matter) that completely fits you as a couple. Bridal paper plates may seem like a small thing, but when the right plate is chosen, it will make the extra difference that makes your wedding stand out.