(Closed) Casual dinnerware…How many sets?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 17
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We registered for 12 sets of white everyday china (we didn’t register for formal china). I think 12 is a good amountfor both everyday and entertaining. Right now I think we have 6 sets of our hand-me down dishes and sometimes we have to wait to run the dishwasher just to have something to eat on because even with two people, every dish we own is dirty after just a few meals.

We got serving platters and bowls separately, but I think we registered for 3 or 4 serving bowls and 3 or 4 platters of varying sizes. It depends on how much you like entertaining, though. My mom said serving bowls and platters are something she always feels like she doesn’t have enough of when they host a big dinner.

Post # 18
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We also also decided not to do china, so we registered for nice white dinnerware that will do double duty for everyday & entertaining.   We did 12 sets, which seems about right.  I just put it all away and it takes up less space than I thought.  I was also shocked to see that we only had 2 clean dinner plates left the other day!

Post # 19
550 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We registered for 8, knowing that the dishes we picked out have been around for awhile and will continue to be manufactured (in case we want more).  8 works out really well, since we don’t like to run the dishwasher every day, and sometimes we use the big dishes for lunch or breakfast as well as dinner (I also have a bad habit of using a lot of plates when cooking…)

Post # 20
18 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’d go with 12… had a dinner party and didnt have enough… it was terrible.  I usually just keep 4 sets easily reachable for the two of us tho and put the rest away.

Post # 20
638 posts
Busy bee

So I know this thread is old, but I need some help. I registered for 10 4-piece sets(5 in one color 5 in another/ 2 plates, bowls, mugs) from BB&B and then 2 16-piece sets (2 plates, bowl, mug) from Target. Then matching serving bowls, platters and blah blah with both sets. Is that too much?

Just FYI we plan on getting rid of the plates we have now including mugs and bowls.

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