Until you started the registry process, you had no idea how much strategy was involved, did you? Between making sure that you have things at varied price points and wondering how many place settings you actually need, you might be feeling just a little overwhelmed. Let us help you with some good guidelines on place settings and entertaining with some assistance from our dear friends at Crate and Barrel.

First, most nights it will probably be just the two of you for dinner. But unless you want to serve Thanksgiving dinner for the whole fam on paper plates, you probably want to think a bit bigger. A wedding registry is about setting a couple up for their new life. And part of that new life is entertaining. Make sure to register for what you will need on those special occasions. Usually, 12 place settings is an ideal amount, but if you have a very large family or circle of friends, you should consider more.

Second, entertaining necessities are available at all different price points at Crate and Barrel. Make sure to register for the servingware you need, the barware you will be desperately grateful for when the in-laws come to town, and the decor accessories to add a little glam to every shindig.

Lastly, make sure that you register for items that fit the two of you. These are your parties, after all. Choose dinnerware and accessories that reflect your style as a couple. Crate and Barrel has many different styles to help every married couple make a unique first impression.

Crate and Barrel aims to make every house a home, giving you not only the basics, but beyond, for every room. To get more information, or to start a registry with Crate and Barrel, click here.


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