Each piece is expertly crafted and often handmade or glazed, and each color or pattern is somehow timeless yet totally now. The organic shape and hand-antiquing around the rim lend a bespoke feel and at under $120 for a 16-piece set, it won't break the bank.
The subtle leaf pattern on this china set is what first caught our editor's eye. So it's no surprise that it's the main hue in our couple's pick for best fine china collection.
Wedgwood's Renaissance style is prime and posh and everything you'd expect from a traditional fine china pattern. With mixed metallic and a rich, royal blue, it would look amazing year-round on special occasions.
Think of this next award winner as an update on the typical flowers found on fine china. Make the blooms pop even more by accenting it with bright pink table linens.
This black and white stripe combo on this fine china screams “modern couple” and would be perfect for a duo with a more industrial sense of style. Pair it with gold flatware and sleek stemless glassware to instantly fancy it up for a big night.
Metallic china is forever a classic and this Vera Wang pattern is just subtle enough that your daughter or granddaughter will want to inherit it years from now. The style pairs white bone china with a gold mesh band detail around the edges for a rustic-meets-formal look.
This playful set has an electric rainbow finish that brings out shades of purple, orange, yellow, teal and pink. If silver isn't your jam but you still want to splurge on a gorgeous flatware set for your wedding registry, then this Luke collection from MEPA is probably for you.
Made from 18/10 stainless steel and coated in a gold metallic finish, the set has a thin, modern profile that feels very “special occasion.” They're a simple way to add the things you really want to your registry and allow your guests to contribute any amount they desire towards your goals.
We spent several days researching materials, retailers, return policies, and much more in order to find several dinnerware sets that we think are solid choices. In doing so, we’re sharing a lot of what we learned on different dinnerware materials so that you can make your most informed decision.
White makes a beautiful backdrop for food, and looks great with vintage, mismatched, colorful serve ware that you may pick up over the years. If white’s just not your style, many of the sets we’ve selected come in a range of colors that make Pantone proud.
Also, despite their popularity, it’s important to note that most gold- and metallic-trimmed plates can’t go in the microwave, or be washed with citrus scented soap. We based our decisions heavily on material and quality, but when narrowing your own list, size and shape could be given heavy consideration.
There are a lot of options out there for dinnerware, and so our process for finding the best dinnerware meant we had to choose a few parameters to narrow our search by. We opted to look at white sets, which as mentioned above, are by far the most common on wedding registries (and practical, but that’s our opinion).
We read customer reviews across manufacturer and third-party websites, making comprehensive lists of both the pros and cons that real users found when purchasing and using certain sets of dishes. Inspired by the ornate detailing of the Victorian era, these dainty-but-delightful plates feature a variety of edge work in varying patterns, set against bright white glaze.
While this limited collection doesn’t come cheap, its timeless design will remain a staple on your table for years to come. Designer Aaron Robyn crafted this set with the sentiment of enjoying meals with friends and family.
Reviewers say that this set the sturdy and reliable for everyday use, and love the uniqueness of the speckled pattern against light gray glaze. This popular dinnerware set boasts ‘free form rims’, accentuating the artisan style and soft look of the collection.
Made from steel coated in glass, enamelware has been a favorite material choice for generations of Brit’s and camping enthusiasts alike. Enamelware is shatterproof and dishwasher safe, and makes for great bake and serve ware, in addition to everyday dinner plates.
Choosing the right dinnerware set for your wedding registry should be a combination of functionality and personal taste. Whether you’re entertaining friends for dinner or elevating a piece of toast, nice dinnerware will make the food you eat at home feel that much more special for years to come.
Your wedding registry is the perfect time to upgrade your dinnerware, as friends and family are eager to help you enhance your home for married life. Fortunately, there are a variety of styles, shapes, and colors to choose from, ensuring you can find the best dinnerware that complements your dining room and kitchen.
To help make the wedding gift selection process easier and more enjoyable, we’ve rounded up the best -of-the- best when it comes to white, colorful, formal, and outdoor dinnerware. For couples wanting a clean aesthetic in their dining room and kitchen, white dinnerware is ideal.
Understated with a contemporary style, this dinnerware set is made of bone china that’s accented with striations around each piece. The dinnerware is also made of glazed ceramic that’s resistant to signs of use and has a pure white color that won’t fade.
The shining glaze of these Le Crest plates, bowls, and mugs adds a rich flair to any meal. Whether you’re eating a bowl of cereal or enjoying a gourmet dish with friends, your food will seem more appealing atop this stunning dinnerware.
In addition to its visual appeal, this set resists chips, scratches, and stains, and has a nearly-nonstick glaze that easily releases food for simple cleanup. On top of color selection, the set also features a beautiful glazed interior and matte exterior.
Each piece is made of chip-resistant, durable ceramic that includes a compelling, concentric ring pattern. Whether you like to spice it up for special occasions, host dinner parties, or have romantic date nights at home, or maybe you just enjoy elegant, upscale designs, a set of sophisticated dinnerware could be right for you.
From elaborate patterns to simple designs, here are some options to help you start a lifetime of polished dining experiences. Made of bone china, each piece includes a delicate, gold-braided border and raised enamel dots that are simple while still being eye-catching.
With a dramatic Florentine design composed of a deep blue pattern and 24K gold banding, this five-piece set is sure to leave an impression on dinner guests. Providing an edgy design, this place setting is a great choice for couples wanting formal dinnerware that’s not too traditional.
Each piece is crafted with white bone china, and includes a circular gold brushstroke motif and gold-trimmed edges, which create a dramatic effect. Those hoping to regularly enjoy alfresco meals should invest in dinnerware made of melamine.
This dinnerware set seamlessly goes from indoor to outdoor dining and includes a stylish, blue-and-white (or green-and-white) floral design.