Traditionally, a wedding was a time in which the bride and groom would ask for items which they needed for their new home. These days however, it’s most likely that most couples have lived with one another before they got married – meaning they already own most of the items they need to run their home. This means that weddings today, are the perfect opportunity for the married couple concentrate on improving and upgrading the items in their home which you use every day, namely your tableware, dinnerware and glassware.
At Kings & Queens, we have been providing the perfect gifts for weddings for years. Carefully choosing the very finest dinnerware, tableware and homeware from the world’s leading designers– before working hard to discount all of the items we supply.
In this article, we run through some of our most popular products and product groups bought as gifts, and also look at how our Bridal Lists work. The true beauty of these products, is that they can be used almost every day – turning everyday into a special occasion.
At Kings & Queens, we offer some fantastic dinnerware options that are perfect for use every day, or saved for special occasions (although we always opt for everyday) A massive range of dinner sets are available, from brands which really understand how people want to eat. There’s everything from dinner sets aimed at those who like to eat from platters and sharing, right across to more formal dinner sets which allow the owner to eat their food, from a truly beautiful plate.
Most of these designs are microwave and dishwasher safe – so they won’t hold you back in the kitchen. There’s everything from traditional designs from Wedgwood, right across to sleek and contemporary sets from Villeroy & Boch. So whether the dinner set is for a cottage in the country, or a sleek apartment in the city – there’s the perfect dinner set for all.
One of our favourite traditional dinner sets is Hibiscus from Wedgwood, inspired by an archive pattern dating back to around 2010 – it features rich blue hues, and all of the bone china collection has been embellished with Gold. On the contemporary front, Villeroy & Boch New Wave is one of the most impressive sets we have come across. Each piece in the collection has been crafted as if it is modern art, whilst remaining functional and durable enough for everyday use.
If there is one thing which makes a significant difference in the enjoyment of any meal – it’s using the right, quality cutlery. When most couples move in together, times are usually pretty hard and quality cutlery is often a luxury which isn’t given a huge amount of importance. There’s a huge amount of cutlery sets available on our website, and all have been chosen (and subsequently) discounted from the likes of Amefa, Arthur Price, Aynsley, Belleek as well as Villeroy & Boch. The range encompasses cutlery sets of all sizes, as well as sets which just focus on serving cutlery.
One of our favourite suppliers of cutlery, is Viners, who began manufacturing cutlery in the early 1900s. It’s grown today into a well-loved and trusted British Brand. Our favourite set within the collection is the Titanium Range. This set is all about style and opulence, featuring a scratch resistance titanium coating which is available in either Rose Gold or Bronze.
Crystals & Glasses
Glassware and Crystal is also another area in which you can give the gift of an upgrade. Just like cutlery, many of young people’s cupboards are full of the cheapest possible glasses. We are proud to boast one of the most comprehensive ranges of glassware and crystal ware on the market, and believe each and every product within this collection helps make each drink, just a little more special. As a brief overview, there’s: white wine glasses, champagne glasses & flues, red wine glasses, beer glasses, G&T glasses as well as goblets, decanters and ‘everyday’ glasses.
The Promises collection from Royal Doulton is an excellent choice for a wedding/special occasion gift. All have been hand embellished with Swarovski crystals, and arrive in a presentation box.
Bridal Lists at Kings & Queens
We were one of the first e-commerce companies in our sector to operate our own bridal lists and have worked hard to make sure that the process is as simple as possible. (Weddings are stressful enough as it is) If you are interested in using one of our bridal lists for your special day, please just get in touch and we will be happy to help. You can view all of the information you may need, here.