Advice & Planning

The Weekly Love List: Entertaining Must-Haves

Each week, we ask the D Weddings editors to share their current crushes—from skincare regimens, honeymoon destinations, or registry must-haves. Consider “The Weekly Love List” your D Weddings editor-approved wish list for before, during, and after wedding day.

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, we polled our editors for their favorite entertaining staples.

 

12 Place Card Holders and Personalized Cards

These marble place card holders are perfect year-round. Use them for a dinner party or for hosting a holiday at your house. They are versatile and can adapt to just about any theme or style. A great timeless investment that you will love today and 10 years from now. This set comes with personalized place cards that will be delivered in time for the holidays.

—Jamie Laubhan Oliver, Creative and Editorial Director

 

Filigree Appetizer Plates and Gold Rim Coupe Glasses

I have two! The holidays are a time for mixing and mingling, and this filigree appetizer plate set offers a perfect alternative to passing around paper plates. Let guests feel free to move around, but keep the look elevated! And then I love these gold-rimmed coupe glasses for a touch of elegance. They’re perfect for toasting the new year with your new (or soon-to-be) spouse!

—Sarah Bennett, Managing Editor

 

Dasar Bronze Serving Set

I talk about The Citizenry a lot, but I love them so much. I also love how this serving tray manages to be both minimal and festive. A feat!

—Caitlin Clark, Online Managing Editor

 

Mod Turkey Salad Plates and Happy Turkey Melamine Dinner Plate

I wholeheartedly believe in using your fine china on a regular basis—that’s what it’s for! There’s no point in having it sit on a shelf gathering dust all year, especially now that so many are dishwasher safe. When I was getting married, I intentionally opted for simple gold-rimmed china pieces so that I could mix and match them with fun, complementary dishes. When I’m setting the table for holidays, I like to pick up inexpensive seasonal salad plates and layer them on top of my china dinner plates to add a touch of festivity. Crate and Barrel (like the ones above), World Market, Sur La Table, and even Target are great sources for seasonal finds. If you’re hosting children, bonus points for cute melamine plates like the top right set, which are virtually indestructible. (And yes, it’s perfectly fine to mix high-end china with low-end accents, especially if it encourages you to use your china more!)

—Jessica Otte, Executive Editor

 

Abstract Brushstroke Dinnerware Set

So my parents just informed me that I am hosting dinner for Christmas! Only 5 people but that is a lot in my studio apartment. So I have been on the hunt for nice dinnerware, but something that is not going to sit in my cabinet until next Christmas. Also I hate red and green together. (Yes, I am an Alpha Chi Omega. Yes, their colors are red and green. No, I didn’t wear the colors together…ever!). So I am looking for something unique and has some personality, but on a budget…

I found these on West Elm and I am kind of obsessed with them! The gold is good, but I love the pinks and blues together too. Plus, they will to look good all year long.

—Morganne Stewart, Production Manager

 

The School of Life 100 Questions Cards

To avoid the awkward silence and uncomfortable conversation, I love having something like these cards handy to inspire a lively and meaningful conversation around the dinner table.

—Chetna Bailey, Art Director

 

 

 

 

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