I am going to use mix and match old china from second hand stores for my wedding reception. The only problem is I'm not finding many dessert or bread plates. Could I get away with using saucers to serve the cake on? Every batch of china I'm finding seems to have a nice little stack of them attached. Would anyone even care that there is a little indention for a cup on their plate under all that yummy cake and cobbler?
It's a small wedding of only close friends and family at a friends vacation home. There will be folks camping out, sitting around playing guitars, dogs and kids running amuck so I'm trying not to sweat the details too much but this one is tripping me up.
first, mix and match is sexy. second, reusing old china is even sexier.
third, i'm not an expert by any means when it comes to what's acceptable or not. and i should also disclose that i don't even know how to properly set the dining table. does the fork go on the left or on the right.
that said, saucers as dessert plates? as long as they're clean, i say WHY NOT. what's the diff. good food is good food and that's what really matters. i personally could care less what the good food is served on or with (i mean, to a point. but in terms of saucers, i'm 100% comfortable.)
plus, saucers might come in handy for guests who are looking for some help with portion control (*raises hand*).
Monday, January 19, 2009