Today's post is a continuation of my week-long series on wedding registries. See my first post here.
One of the most popular (and useful) things couples register for is tableware: dishes (whether china or not), stemware, silverware, serveware . . . the list goes on and on. If you are looking to make your table look a bit more special—say modern with a touch of a eclecticism—check out my favorite tableware items that are sure to shine at the your next dinner party.
I am in love with this gilt edged dinnerware from West Elm. Bonus: at $19 to $32 your guests can afford to buy the whole set!
Simple, modern, and sophisticated this West Elm silverware is anything but boring or expected. $47 for 20 piece set
Going for a modern aesthetic doesn't mean you have to throw out every tradition or past style. I love Crate & Barrel's take on classic marble serveware. The fruit bowl (center) would be beautiful as a centerpiece with an arrangement of lemons or as a serving bowl with a bath of ice and a stash of cool slippery oysters. $49.95
For a more casual fete, try this swoopy set of serving bowls, also from Create & Barrel, to display snacks and crudite. $4.95 to $19.95
I would happily buy each and every one of these candlesticks and candelabra if I had space for them. Can't you just picture them gracing the top of a mantle? Gorgeous. From CB2, they will run you between $19.95 and $29.95.
It is always good to have items at different price points on your registry, so these super inexpensive but high quality platters from CB2 will be just the ticket for rounding out your wish list. Bonus: they can do double duty as desktop organizers, trays to corral jewelry or anything else your creative mind can dream up! Five piece set $22.95 or individually $1.95 to $14.95.
Feeling like a splurge and hoping your guests will invest in something that will last a lifetime? Go for this beautiful decanter set from Simon Pearce, a company that blows all its glass products by hand in its beautiful Vermont-based shop. $275