Everything a couple chooses for their home is a reflection of their good taste and personal style. Consider your choices as treasures that will not only symbolize your marriage but will become cherished heirlooms. Use this checklist when registering for dinnerware to ensure easier gift purchasing for guests. Remember your budget in case you need to fill in any missing pieces.

china

Dinner plates
Salad/dessert plates
Platters
Cups and saucers
Soup/cereal bowls
Fruit bowls
Coffee or teapot
Gravy boat

Salt and pepper shakers
Serving bowl
Cream soups/saucer
Bread-and-butter plates
Covered casserole
Mugs

sterling/silver- plate flatware

Place knives
Place forks
Salad forks
Soup spoons
Sugar spoon
Serving spoon
Serving fork
Gravy ladle
Butter spreaders
Teaspoons
Iced-beverage spoons
Pierced serving spoon
Pastry server

fine crystal

Water goblets
White wine
Red wine
Iced beverage
Highball
Martini
Champagne
Flute/coupe
Cordials
Vases

serving
accessories

Serving platter
Bread tray
Serving bowl
Candlesticks
Pitcher
Compote
Salad bowl
Cheese platter
Bonbon/butter dish
Soup tureen
Sugar and creamer

etiquette

Including gift registries on wedding invitations is considered unacceptable. To spread the word, give your mothers and maid of honor a list of the stores, mail-order catalogs, Web sites and other places that you are registered to share with guests when they ask for gift ideas. It is also acceptable to list registry information on a wedding Web page or enclose a separate registry card.