Putting together your wedding list is a time when you really consider the contents of your home. Traditionally, a wedding list allowed a couple to ask for things from friends and family in order to help them set up home together. Nowadays, it's far more likely that you're already living together and you're just looking to upgrade some of those items. It's the perfect occasion to improve the things you use every day - your crockery.
The Wedding Shop
offer some fabulous options that we think should be used everyday, not stashed away in the cupboards and saved for best! Life is too short. Take pleasure in simple things, like eating delicious food from a beautiful plate. Their choices are infinite, from brands that work perfectly for country living, like Emma Bridgewater
, to chic modern designs by Thomas
, to traditional pieces from Wedgwood
, perfect for a Georgian town house. If you're using something everyday, you'll want to be able to put it in the dishwasher, so double check that your chosen collection is dishwasher proof. The great thing about modern design is that it is both practical and stylish so daintier sets are still an option. The thing to remember with The Wedding Shop is that all of their products have been carefully chosen to appeal to their discerning customers, so every range of dinnerware is beautiful yet hardwearing.
A Modern Way To Eat
Along with not having a dinner set 'saved for best,' the modern approach to eating is much more about sharing platters and big dishes served with a help-yourself vibe. So along with those plates you'll definitely need something to serve food from. And if you ask for matching serving bowls then you can still bring a little sophistication to today's more informal way of dining. If this sounds like your style, then have a look at the Kate Spade Fair Habor range in White Truffle
. Perfect for everyday but also pretty enough to be brought out for guests, plus the range has platters, serving bowls and jugs.
However, if the thought of people using your beautiful dinnerware brings you out in a cold sweat, like Monica from friends, then why not ask for a pretty china tea set, some espresso cups or some bone china jugs? That way you have items that can impress guests and are suitable for a special occasion without having a gorgeous stash of crockery that just lies unused. And the bonus is, you'll also have a lovely set of dinnerware you can enjoy every day. Sounds like the perfect balance to us.
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