Thrifty DIY Wedding, Part Six: Table Settings
Most catering services bring plates and cutlery, but we still wanted to have our own style to the tableware. Since it would be an outdoor event, we wanted table settings that were affordable, sturdy, and disposable. Party City was our destination. They have a huge selection of colors, so we had plenty to choose from. We chose the following pieces:
10 3/4in White Premium Plastic Dinner Plates 16ct ($9.99 each)
7.5 in White Premium Plastic Dessert Plates 32ct ($9.99 each)
7 3/4 x 4 1/2in Vanilla Hand Towels 40ct ($5.99 each)
54 x 108in Vanilla Plastic Table Cover ($1.99 each)
14 oz Pearl Premium Plastic Tumblers 36ct ($9.99)
10oz Pearl Premium Plastic Wine Glasses 18ct ($9.99)
Silver Look Cutlery 32ct ($7.99 each)
For a party of 80 people, the total comes out to $211. We even had some leftover!
I'm so bummed that I didn't get a photograph of our actual place settings! I really wanted to feature it because my bridesmaids quickly helped me set it up before the event. We did something very similar to the image pictured on the right. (image found on Pinterest)
We stacked the plates, one large and one small. Instead of the name card, each setting had our wedding program on it. I designed it with the iDraw app on my iPad, and printed it on cardstock that I already had around the house. So basically, the 80 wedding programs cost us nothing!
Below is the photographed program and the digital copy of the image:
I also created a special coloring book for the kids table! We provided a ton of crayons, and printed the coloring book on cardstock. If you would like a free copy of the file that was used to print the coloring books, you can download the file here: