A great meal—for 2 or 12—starts with the setting. When registering, load up on personality-packed items that will set the stage for festive dinner parties and lively conversations for years to come

Muted shades of sage and celadon work together to create an earthy, sophisticated table. To add a little spice, pair them with hints of rose or copper.

Olive pressed-glass goblets, $42 each, Rosanna; "Basilico" medium tavern pitcher, $115, Vietri; "Florentine Gold Northern & Southern Hemisphere Collection" champagne flute, $85, Marc Blackwell, available at Barneys; "Candlestick" dinner plate, $92, Astier de Villatte for John Derian, 212-677-3917; Lime green "Bistro" thermal jug, $50, Bodum; Green "Boucle" 13.5-inch vase, $340, Missoni for Richard Ginori 1735, available at Bloomingdale's; "Floral Leaf" four-piece place setting, $89, Vera Wang Wedgwood; Sage green "BTL5- SG" vase, $45, Middle Kingdom; Green goblet wineglass, $20, Billy Cotton; "Alessandra" five-piece place setting, $100, Oneida, available at Macy's; Table linens (throughout), Paula Rubenstein, 212-966-8954.

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from brides.com