Buying Your First Dinner Service

Dishes are an essential everyday item that we often take for granted. However, when setting up home for the first time, you won’t get very far without some plates and cups! Choosing your first dinner service can be an enjoyable experience and an opportunity to put your own stamp on your kitchen or dinner table.

Pieces of a dinner service would once be given as traditional wedding gifts. However, these days, most young people move in together or get their own place long before they get married, and so consequently need to start thinking about their dinner service themselves. When choosing tableware, you should think about how often it will be used for different occasions. If you’re just looking for an everyday service, then opt for something durable that can withstand a few knocks and bumps. If you’re likely to be having a lot of dinner parties, then a more elegant dinner service might be more appropriate, such as China or fine porcelain. Denby tableware combines the best of both worlds – gorgeous patterns with a strong and durable finish.

Another thing you have to think about is how many place settings you might need. If it’s normally just you and your partner, or even you by yourself, then don’t forget about those occasions when you might have people round! A table set with odd crockery doesn’t look that impressive. At the same time, make sure you have room in your cupboards for all those dishes – place settings for six take up a lot more room than those for four.