These Are the Most Popular Dinnerware Sets, According the Wedding Registry Experts at Zola

updated Jun 5, 2019
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I have neither been engaged nor married, but I have had the (probably now defunct) experience of using a scanning gun to register for wedding gifts in a Bloomingdales with my aunt … 15 years ago.

I distinctly remember helping my aunt choose her china pattern; simple white plates with a thin gold border, a service for 12 (12!) people with elegant matching teacups and saucers. My pre-teen self was so hyped, beeping and booping each and every barcode, fantasizing about all the fancy dinner parties that my aunt and future uncle would potentially host with their new stash of fancy china.

Almost two decades later, I reached out to the wedding registry experts at Zola to get the list of the most popular dinnerware sets on their site these days. And LOOK WHAT WE HAVE HERE …

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1. Canvas Home Dauville Place Setting, $98 per 5-piece set

White plates with a gold border! Time is a flat circle! Like these fancy white plates with a gold border! The more things change, the more things stay the same, I guess. Note: This set is hand-wash only and includes a dinner plate, salad plate, cereal bowl, mug, and saucer.

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First runner-up is this blue and white porcelain Kate Spade NY set, decorated with subtle stripes, dots, and loops, which are fun for both everyday and special occasions.

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Those who’d rather shy away from the glitz and glam can choose this elegant set that’s dishwasher-safe (but not microwave-safe). A white plate will never go out of style. This is also a great option for people who don’t feel the need for a five-piece set.

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4. Royal Doulton Gordon Ramsay Maze Place Setting, $85 per 16-piece set (service for 4)

This option is definitely the best deal of the bunch — it boasts four dinner plates, salad plates, all-purpose bowls, and mugs. You can register for two or three sets and you’re all, well, set.

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5. Casafina Ibiza Collection, $127 per 5-piece set

By the looks of this dreamy opalescent set, I would have never guessed that it was oven-, freezer-, dishwasher-, and microwave-safe, but it is! All that functionality is reflected in the splurgy price, but judging by the fact that it’s on this list, many couples think that it’s worth it.

Which of these would you register for?