Dinnerware is one of the most essential wedding gifts—we might even call it a requirement for a wedding registry. And since your dishes will get lots of use on a daily basis, you’ll want to love them!
But choosing dinnerware can be a challenge. There are so many types and patterns available that it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the options. Plus, you’ll want to make sure the set you choose offers all the must-have pieces for your lifestyle—from plates and bowls to serving platters and salt-and-pepper shakers.
To get you started, we’ve rounded up dinnerware sets you’d be proud to serve your best recipes on, from classic white to shapes and patterns that will bring a little trendy to your table. Take a look, and maybe you’ll find just what you want for your wedding gift registry.
Basic but Not Boring Dinnerware
Simple with a twist, Juliska Berry & Thread Whitewash Dinnerware is basic, but far from boring. Made of ceramic stoneware, it has a solid earthy quality, with a whitewash finish that can be dressed up too. This design is also available in a pretty chambray blue.
Gray Dinnerware Doesn’t Have to Be Drab
There’s nothing ho-hum about these gray dishes. The simple design of Organic Porcelain Dinnerware includes a high-gloss glaze that adds lots of variation to this easy neutral, and the pieces have subtle differences in shape that make each one unique.
Dinnerware Made of Marble
Marbleized Ceramic Dinnerware will have guests stopping to take another look. The textured effect is subtle enough to be sophisticated, but it will create a trendy, modern table and complement pretty much any style serveware, tablecloth, and linens.
Classic White Dinnerware
There’s nothing more classic than white dinnerware. It exudes elegance, and Villeroy & Boch Artesano Dinnerware has an added modern touch that’s sure to please. This perfect neutral is just right for a range of occasions and styles, and the collection includes porcelain and acacia wood serving pieces too.
White Dinnerware, but Make It Wavy
If you like the look of white dinnerware but want a little something extra, Villeroy & Boch NewWave Dinnerware turns standard round dishes into eye-catching squares-with-a-twist. But don’t be fooled—they’re still perfectly suitable for everyday use.
With earthy organic shapes inspired by nature, Golwe Ceramic Dinnerware is handmade in South Africa using locally sourced materials, so each piece is a little different. While neutral enough for everyday use, Golwe will also make a special-occasion statement on any table.
Affordable and Fun
For a budget-friendly option, Latitude Run Dinnerware comes in a neutral pink that will play nicely with black, white, gray, and wood. Best of all, it’s affordable. And while you may not mind spending a little extra for something you’ll use every day, there may be no need when you have options like this.
Lighthearted Style Dinnerware
Like a smile for your table, Villeroy & Boch Twist Alea Limone Dinnerware combines bright, friendly colors in a checkerboard pattern. This collection will appeal to anyone who likes to throw fun parties and wants their table setting to fit the mood.
Dinnerware With a Pop of Color
If you’re up for a pop of color at mealtimes, the choice is clear. Fiesta Dinnerware has been around for years for a reason: The plates, bowls, and mugs have a nice solid feel in the hand, and the high-gloss colors—Sunflower Yellow and every other hue in the rainbow—work well with white, or mixed-and-matched together.
Dinnerware With a Touch of Gold
If your style is fancy but not too fancy, you might like Primrose Gold Stoneware. This rustic speckled dishware is ringed with gold for a casually imperfect touch of glam that could be dressed down as part of an eclectic lunch table, or dressed up for dinner.
Shaker Style Dinnerware
Hawkins New York Shaker Dinnerware is influenced by Shaker style, including those delicate ripples that flow across the surface. The pieces are available in soft pink, off-white, and two shades of gray, which can be mixed to create a calm but sophisticated table palette.
Blue Hued Dinnerware
Blue-accented dinnerware has always been a popular choice, and Madison Dinnerware takes the hue a step further with a different geometric pattern adorning each salad plate. This collection will bring a crisp look to any table, and it will be easy to fill it out with white dishes in the future.
Say goodbye to paper plates and take the eco-friendly road with Airstream Marbled Enamel Dinnerware. Inspired by classic camp dishes, these will offer a nostalgic road-trip vibe, whether you’re eating around a campfire, in your backyard, or even at your kitchen table.
Another good sustainable option is bamboo, and this Bamboo Dinnerware Collection is made up of simple versatile pieces perfect for everyday dining. They’re available in four trendy colors, and the pieces are sold individually, so they can be mixed and matched when setting a table.
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