Better Together: 9 Dinnerware-and-Flatware Pairings

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Dinnerware and Flatware Pairings, Butterfly Plates with Black Utensils

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Creating your wedding registry isn't all fun and games (alright, it's mostly fun!). Before you get zapper-happy scanning any and every item you love at first sight, think about the overall look you'd like to achieve in your newlywed home, and determine which pieces will get you there. One easy way to create a cohesive look? Pair your flatware and dinnerware for a look that's seamless and chic. Here, we're sharing nine of our favorite pairings so you can host the most stylish dinner party ever.

We love the whimsical butterfly-patterned dinnerware from Vista Alegre, seen above. Register for modern black flatware to balance out your colorful plates like these sleek utensils from Canvas Home. Dinnerware: "Christian Lacroix Butterfly Parade," $391 for a five-piece place setting, Vista Alegre; Flatware: "Madrid," $98 for a five-piece place setting, Canvas Home

Dinnerware and Flatware Pairings, Blue and White Dinnerware with Gold Forks

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Pretty blue-and-white patterned dinnerware never goes out of style. This gold-rimmed option from Bernardaud pairs well with this coordinating set from Yamazaki. Dinnerware: "Prince Bleu," $550 for a five-piece place setting, Bernardaud; Flatware: "Dome Gold Accent," $60 for a five-piece place setting, Yamazaki

Dinnerware and Flatware Pairings, Rose Gold

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Rose gold is here to stay. These Lenox plates and utensils share the same pinkish hue and would make for a truly romantic tablescape. Dinnerware: "Gluckstein Audrey," $200 for a five-piece place setting, and Flatware: "Marchesa Imperial Caviar," $90 for a five-piece place setting, Lenox

Dinnerware and Flatware Pairings, Modern Black and Gold

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Chic black-and-white dinnerware with a dose of geometric flair, like this set from Sieger by Furstenberg, is perfect for a glamorous couple. It looks cool paired with Cutipol's black handled flatware. Dinnerware: "My China! Ca' d'Oro" dinner plate, $190, breakfast plate, $114, and bread plate, $102, Sieger by Fûrstenberg; Flatware: "Ebony," $79 for a five-piece place setting, Cutipol

Dinnerware and Flatware Pairings, White and Green Pattern

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The green pattern on this dinnerware set from Mottahedeh feels fresh, but still classic. Pair it with a similar patterned flatware set like, this Argent Orfevres gold basket weave option. Dinnerware: "Apple Green Lace," $225 for a five-piece place setting, Mottahedeh; Flatware: "Broadway," $115 for a 20-piece set, Argent Orfèvres

Dinnerware and Flatware Patterns, Romantic Florals

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Romantic brides, rejoice! This floral dinnerware set from Bernardaud looks garden-party ready when paired with bamboo flatware from Sabre Paris. Dinnerware: "Jardin Indien," $270 for a five-piece plate setting, Bernardaud; Flatware: "Bamboo," $138 for a five-piece place setting, Sabre Paris

Dinnerware and Flatware Pairings, Retro Pattern

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This Ralph Lauren Home dinnerware set is equal parts modern and retro. Pair it with classic silver flatware, like this set from Christofle Silver, to avoid looking too busy. Dinnerware: "Gwyneth," $150 for a five-piece place setting, Ralph Lauren Home; Flatware: "America," $486 for a five-piece place setting, Christofle Silver

Dinnerware and Flatware Pairings, Ornate Blue and WHite

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Make at-home dining a formal experience with this beautiful dinnerware set from Philippe Deshoulieres and ornate flatware from Match. Dinnerware: "Arcades Grey & Platinum," $375 for a five-piece place setting, Philippe Deshoulieres; Flatware: "Violetta," $270 for a five-piece plate setting, Match

Dinnerware and Flatware Pairings, White Geometric

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Minimalist couples will love the understated look of these geometric plates from Wedgwood. Register for West Elm's chevron-handled flatware to continue the modern vibe. Dinnerware: "Ashlar," $90 for a five-piece place setting, Wedgwood; Flatware: West Elm for similar styles

For more great registry ideas, be sure to check out our April/May issue, available on newsstands and for download now!

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