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ANONYMOUS ASKS, “HOW MANY GLASSES DOES ONE NEED IN ORDER TO ENTERTAIN PROPERLY?

 

 


HML was sent an email that asked, “How many glasses should one register for in order to entertain properly?”

 


HML response is really quite simple, for formal events it is a nice thing to have at least a set of 12 of each of your drink ware, as it should complement your formal china ( if you chose to register for some) & usually 12 place settings is what is recommended; read below for a complete list. My go to brand for crystal is, hands down, Waterford .


For informal events, or everyday glass ware a set of 8 is sufficient. A few of my favorite brands for everyday glassware are Villeroy & Boch & Juliska, these two brands are versatile enough to be used daily but gorgeous enough to look great on a formal table setting!

 

 


If you are limited due to the price on crystal, no worries! . Just remember this having 12 is NOT necessary but is recommended. If budgeting for these gorgeous items, try and start with 6 of one set. Champagne is usually the first because they are used in all happy 

occasions. Waterford Crystal- Lismore Essence Champagne Flutes I love my Waterford Crystal- Lismore Essence Collection. I registered for it when we got married and luckily got what we asked for so we can enjoy them for all family events. 

 


Personally I am a lover of red wine glasses FIRST, because they are versatile &  can be used for both red & white wine. 

 

 

 


CRYSTAL DRINKWARE (12 is my preference)


( * Not necessary, BUT always nice to have)


12 water Goblets


12  red wine glasses ( red seem to be more versatile; if you only can buy 1 type)


*12 white wine glasses


12 champagne flutes


12 coffee cups & saucers ( Not crystal but a staple for any household)

 


Juliska Amalia Stemware Collection Pictured below:


(AN HML FAVORITE)

 


 Juliska Amalia Light Body White Wine Glass


 



Juliska Amalia Light Body Red Wine Glass  

 


EVERY DAY DRINKWARE ( 8 is great; I personally have 12 as I like to use my crystal for formal dinners at home.)


8-12 Highball ( used for Water)


8-12 Red Wine Glasses


8-12White Wine Glasses


8-12 Coffee Mugs ( I prefer the bigger ones; 15 oz) 

 


BARWARE ( 6-8 is recommended as NOT everyone will choose the same drink choice)


8-12 Double Old Fashioned


( ALSO GREAT FOR JUICE IN THE MORNING or BRUNCHES)


6-8 Martini Glasses


6-8 Cordials


* 6-8 Margherita Glasses


* 6-8 Cognac Glasses


(* NOT Necessary but nice to have)


Hopefully this helps!

 

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