Amid the many tasks on a bride and groom’s pre-wedding to-do list is completing their gift registry. While the variety of products, stores, gadgets, and patterns out there can make the job feel overwhelming, think of your registry as a helpful resource for wedding guests.
Dinnerware is a staple of wedding registries. For insight into recent trends in formal china and more basic serving pieces available, we turned to Chris Norwood of Tipton & Hurst. “As in years past, brands are focusing on classic styles, traditional patterns, and solid colors,” he says. “Blue and white items are still registry favorites, but basic whites lend themselves to everyday use and seasonal tablescapes.”
To help registrants navigate the numerous choices, Chris suggests using the five Ms to find your favorite pieces. Read on to learn more about these registry trends for 2020.
Pickard Monogrammed China is available in six color options, and works well as a standalone item or as a complement to heirloom place settings. These pair perfectly with monogrammed linen dinner napkins.
Mixing & Matching
Mixing and matching remains a top trend, and Herend dinnerware is a fine china that never goes out style. Patterns include the ever-popular Princess Victoria and intricate Fish Scale. (Pro tip: For Herend quality at a lower pricepoint, consider Golden Edge. The gold-and-white pieces will never go out of style.)
Beatriz Ball Luxury Melamine is a great durable yet stylish option. Their lines are available in aqua, blue, butter, coral, green, salmon, and white, and some pieces can be monogrammed, depending on the size and shape.
The Annieglass ruffled and banded serving pieces add dimension (and an element of artistry) to existing and new china settings. For a completely polished look, incorporate Mepra or Vietri flatware.
Juliska is a top pick for its affordability and durability, and its bamboo design is great for couples looking to bring their tabletops a global flair. (Pro tip: For other moderately-priced options, check out Casafina and Skyros Designs, both of which are dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe.)