One of the important factors that you should determine before you go shopping, this is the future storage place of your service. If you have a small kitchen, in which there is no place for superfluous things, it is unlikely that you will be holding receptions at the twenty-person – you won't be able to cook all these different dishes. So do not clutter up this space surround sets, even if they will be cheap.
The second thing you should consider, before you proceed to the selection of a set of dishes for any occasions you want to use it? Whether it's solemn or set of plates and cups every day. Also affects the choice of dishes , what kind of food you used to cook and serve. If you're a fan of Japanese cuisine, it is unlikely you will need a gravy boat, a salad bowl and tureen. If you like simple rustic dishes, you'll like a set of ceramic pots. Those who prefer to dine in the restaurant, and guests to treat the house only dessert, should pay attention to the coffee or tea sets.
How many people in your family and how many guests you used to see at the holiday table, affects the desired number of sets. You may need some of the same solemn services or for family meals, it is better to just buy sets of the same or even different, but matching cups and plates. Buying cookware for everyday meals, if possible, always take one set more – in case you have something broken or scratched.
For festive meals it is better to choose a classic white set with a gold rim. It is suitable for Christmas dinner and Easter Breakfast. This set of cookware looks good and not tired, and colors around the table you can easily change due to a variety of accessories: napkins, vases, holders for cards, bouquets and arrangements.
Casual set of dishes you need to choose the design of your kitchen. You can afford a bright and bold combinations, if they fit to your style.
Dishes for every day can be made from porcelain, ceramic, glass, clay (earthenware, majolica). The solemn service choose from fine bone China.
Pay attention to the care of your service. For a festive set made to look manually, but the everyday dishes should be easy to wash in the dishwasher, withstand high temperature of the water and fit in the compartments of your existing equipment.