Paddle flatware set from Nambé

Our latest addition, the Paddle flatware design is one of the top wedding registry picks.

Q: How many place settings of flatware do I need?

A:  As a minimum, you will need service for eight. This is covered in your standard 43-piece set. This will cover having friends over and small get-togethers.

The standard number is 12 settings, as it covers your intimate gatherings but also when immediate family comes to visit. (While most of these recommendations match up for dinnerware, you may want to register for extra settings of your china in case something slips on the way to the sink.)

If you plan to play hostess to larger dinner parties or are looking to host family holidays at your home, we recommend service for 16.

The other note to make is you’ll want to register for one or two hostess sets. These three-piece serving sets include a spoon, slotted spoon and fork. While selecting a matching design as the rest of your flatware is a traditional option, this can be a great way to bring a complimentary design to your table.

Have a question about registering for gifts, what items you’ll need for your new home or about the Nambé wedding registry? Email us or leave a comment below.