(Closed) are 12 dessert plates excessive?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I really like the dessert plates and think it makes sense to get 12 since that is how many place settings you have. 

I know you didn’t ask for this so I hope it’s okay that I am adding it…I don’t think the dessert plates and the everday dishes match all that well. 

Post # 4
3755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

They’re dessert plates, served separate from dinner, who cares if they match?! I like both styles. I say if you can afford to spend $60 on plates then go for it! I have 12 dessert plates and I rarely use them all at once, but i do use some of them all the time for when I just need a small plate for a snack or to cut up a tomato or something ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 5
46607 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have 12 place settings of my good china including dessert plates. I also have enough silverware and crystal to match. Even having family over for the holidays can quickly add up to that number.

China patterns are discontinued and someday you may not be able to find your pattern.

Post # 6
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012


@jny1179:  good point. I also agree that I use my dessert plates for a lot of things like snacks and such. 

Post # 7
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it’s nice to have them if you have the space – you can use them when serving a lot more than just dessert. You could even use one or two as decorative tray-like plates around the house/bathroom etc. Plus, if one or two get broken over the years, it won’t be a big deal if you have 12!

Post # 8
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have 12+ of everything, I like that number ๐Ÿ™‚  (We have “safety” china dinner plates, I think there’s 16, while we have 14 place settings.)

I only have 11 of my everyday ones now… and 10 bowls.

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