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Eco-friendly Tableware for your Wedding Reception Catering!

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Save the planet *and* save money on your wedding by using eco-friendly tableware for your wedding reception catering!


What’s better than being budget-savvy? Being budget-savvy and eco-friendly! We love sharing eco-friendly wedding ideas to help you save the planet *and* save money. And a great way to do that is by using eco-friendly tableware!

When it comes to your wedding catering and serving, of course, you can go with rented dishes and utensils. Depending on the style you’re going for, it could be a pretty expensive undertaking. Not to mention, depending on your venue and level of service, your caterers or servers might not wash the dishes for you or could charge you extra for cleanup. So if you’re looking for a disposable option that’s friendly to the environment, you’ll love these eco-friendly tableware options.

Eco-friendly Tableware for Your Wedding Reception Catering - wood cutlery
Eco-friendly Tableware for Your Wedding Reception Catering - wood cutlery

Wooden Cutlery

Check out these compostable cutlery products that are smooth, strong, durable, and will impress your guests! Great for your wedding, showers, etc. These wooden utensils are sturdy enough to eat with and chic enough to be dressed up or down. They would work great for a backyard wedding or any sort of outdoor affair with a laid-back vibe.

You can display them in cups or vases for your guests to pull from, but why not make them into an extra cute detail? Take some scrap paper and napkins and wrap them around the utensils with baker’s twine or ribbon. Isn’t it fun to be chic and earth-friendly?

Compostable Assorted Cutlery from Repurpose

Compostable Assorted Cutlery  

Repurpose • $7.99

Poke holes in food, not the ozone layer. Repurpose’s sturdy cutlery are made from corn and other plant-based materials, and will actually last through the end of your meal. They’re also totally non-toxic and BPA free.

wooden cutlery and plates for your wedding

Compostable Plates

There are many different types of plates you can purchase that are made of compostable materials. One brand we love is Dtocs. Their plates are made from naturally fallen palm leaves, which are a sustainable resource. Each plate carries its own character with a unique woody texture & natural aroma. They are sturdy and strong for use at weddings, and there is no need to worry about cleanup or washing dishes. You can use these biodegradable plates as fire starter or even compost them!

Compostable Plates from Repurpose

Compostable Cocktail Plates

Repurpose • $29.99

A compostable plate should last for one meal, not forever. Repurpose’s sturdy cocktail plates are non-toxic, made from sugarcane scraps and wood pulp, and perfect for your fancy veggie skewers and appetizers. 

Dtocs plates

Compostable Drinkware

Compostable drinkware is a great eco-friendly alternative to disposable plastics for a cheap wedding reception service. Not only does it reduce plastic waste, but it’s also more cost-effective and easier to manage than traditional disposable materials.

Compostable cups and plates are made from plant-based materials like bamboo, sugarcane, or bagasse that break down quickly in composting systems without leaving any toxic residue behind. Additionally, these items can be reused multiple times before being disposed of naturally as organic matter, which helps conserve resources and reduces the pressure on landfills. In short, compostable drinkware is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a cheap yet environmentally friendly way to serve drinks at their wedding reception.

Compostable Wine Glasses from Repurpose

Compostable Stemless Wine Glasses

Repurpose • $15.99

Sip sustainably with compostable wine glasses. Made from corn and other plant-based materials, these cups are as elegant as they are non-toxic. They are the only ones of their kind — no alternatives exist for a disposable, compostable wine glass.

Choose Eco-Friendly Tableware for Your Wedding!

If you’re looking for a cheap alternative to renting real silverware (while still being eco-friendly!) consider using wooden cutlery or other compostable tableware for your wedding reception meal.

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