ANONYMOUS ASKS, “HOW MANY GLASSES DOES ONE
NEED IN ORDER TO ENTERTAIN PROPERLY?
I was sent an email that asked me, how many glasses should one register for in order to entertain properly?
My response is really quite simple, for formal events it is really a nice thing to have at least a set of 12 of each of your drink ware, as it needs to 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 brands for crystal are Waterford ( Pricey but comes in pairs) & Baccarat ( VERY PRICEY although beautiful.)
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
EVERY DAY DRINKWARE ( 8 is great; I personally have 12 as I
ONLY use my crystal for formal events at home.)
8-12 Highball ( used for Water)
8-12Red Wine Glasses
8-12White Wine Glasses
8-12 Coffee Mugs ( I like the bigger ones; 15 oz)
BARWARE ( 6-8 is recommended as NOT everyone will choose the same drink choice)
(* NOT Necessary)
8-12 Double Old Fashioned ( ALSO GREAT FOR JUICE IN THE MORNING or BRUNCHES)
6-8 Martini Glasses
* 6-8 Margherita Glasses
* 6-8 Cognac Glasses
Hopefully this helps!