How Many Place Settings Do You Need?

This can be a difficult question when purchasing dinnerware. You never want to purchase too many, because who has money to spare and space to waste? But at the same time, you never want to purchase too few. Then what will you do for the rest of your life, limit your dinner parties due to your lack of dishes? Thus, this is an important issue to address.

Tradition says you should purchase 12 place settings. I will admit that I found this number to be excessive at first. When will I ever have twelve people over for dinner? I don't have seating for nearly that many. But time has passed since I was first exposed to that number and I would now agree with it. Here's why.

Eight place settings seems reasonable for everyday entertaining and family use. However, when you consider large family gatherings, holidays or dinner parties, that number quickly becomes insufficient. It is shockingly easy to surpass three couples or even four when formally entertaining. 12 is a reasonable number of place settings because it is also a reasonable number of people to entertain in your home. It is likely to be rare for you to desire to entertain a greater number of people on a regular basis.

The possibility of breakage. I have already broken one of my bowls. I recently purchased the settings and so it will be no problem to replace it. However, this will not be the case forever. Dinnerware is regularly discontinued. You want to ensure you have enough place settings to weather possible breakage over the years.

If you are registering for your dinnerware, you are likely to get a discount on purchasing any settings that are left after the event. Since these are expensive items, you should take advantage of any discounts you can get.

Ultimately, the choice is yours and I realize that the expense and your lifestyle will guide you when choosing the number of place settings but in this case, tradition has the right of it.

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Source by Amy Mitchell

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