Hi, loves! Emma here and we’re talking about where to buy wood charger plates. I know, quite specific, aren’t we? We received this question from Stephanie who wanted to know where to get charger plates for her upcoming rustic wedding next summer. She writes,
“I am getting married in June and we’re planning a rustic farmhouse style wedding. I like the look of wood charger plates but I’m having trouble finding real ones in bulk. Does everyone need a charger plate, or just me and my husband? Should I buy wood chargers for the entire reception? There are one hundred and twenty guests expected and it takes place in a barn. Thank you for your help!”
Wood Charger Plates
Hey, Stephanie! Great question. Charger plates are one of my favorite dining accents, yet you don’t see them used nearly enough as they should. And for a rustic wedding: even better! Charger plates look absolutely elegant and really make a grand display, even if you’re just eating lunch on a Friday at your own house. :)
But charger plates for the entire reception? At each guest’s place setting?! Hold your horses! At least, just for a minute.
You pose a good question and I’m curious if you’re working with a wedding coordinator at the barn, or sourcing everything yourself. If you are working with someone, charger plates are usually an upcharge you can add-on, but you see, most places don’t have wood charger plates available, especially not real wood chargers.
But if you are sourcing them yourself, I can see how pricey it can be. And you’ll need to store them afterward. So, here’s what we found to help you in your wedding dilemma. And, for the record, charger plates are NOT a requirement by any means; however, they can add a decorative touch many couples love, so we’re here to show you where to get ’em IF you want them.
First, you’ll need to decide between real wood charger plates and faux ones.
The easy difference between real and faux charger plates is obviously material, but also price. I would also factor in weight, as well as storage. If you’re planning to buy 120 charger plates, where will you keep them all? If they’re faux chargers, that’s still ridiculous but at least you can stack them + put ’em in your cabinet to try to resell later on Ebay.
If you’re buying chargers and money is no object, by all means, go nuts! However, you’re probably doing the math in your head and thinking, wow, that really adds up, in which case, we recommend using charger plates for just the wedding party.
Either way you go, you’ll need to decide if you’re going to buy real wood charger plates or fake chargers. The choice is up to you and we’ve found a few resources for both.
First, let’s talk faux wood charger plates. You can source faux wood charger plates are from CraftBoutique and they’re affordably priced, especially in bulk.
Prefer something more au naturale? Consider these real wood charger plates, which are technically wood slices. They are large, handcrafted, and designed for use as chargers. By Rustic Wood Slices
These next real wood charger plates are handcrafted by Gathering Table Farm. Isn’t this a dreamy reception table setup?
And last but not least, check out these round (+ real!) wood charger placemats from FooFooLaLaChild.
And there you have it: the best wood charger plates you can find online! You can find a huge variety of more chargers here. We hope this helps, Stephanie, and thanks for writing!
All together now: Sound-in! Which wood charger plates do you like best? Are you using chargers? Why or why not?