I spent the first 2 years of my business using my own platters etc. I now use disposables all the time. My stuff was nicked so often plus i had to pick it up and wash it. Still, I hated the idea of using disposables.
Go Online and spend some time checking out whats available. If it seems a bit pricey, just consider the time you are spending picking up your own stuff and washing it. £ for £ it has proven to be a sound investment as my time is valuable.Also there are some lovely products out there. Its the food presentation that will speak for you.
"If we're not supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?" Jo Brand