Choosing your tableware can be a complex process. You may enter into the world of tableware, thinking that you only really need one set, but you would be surprised to hear that most homeowners actually own multiple tableware sets.
When most people look for tableware, they usually purchase a different set for different occasions. They will use one set for daily use for their family and for casual guests. Then they will use an entirely different set for more formal events, such as a gathering of relatives. Finally, they will have another set for casual gatherings like parties, where they care a little less about the security of the plates and glasses.
There are obvious reasons for why people do this:
- With daily use tableware, a little wear and tear and the occasional broken plate or glass is unwanted but ultimately acceptable.
- Tableware for parties and gatherings that are very casual (with drinking) doesn’t need to do or be anything more than be functional. They can be cheap and disposable.
- Tableware for more special events is designed to impress upon people the importance of the event and of their status, so, of course, it needs to satisfy a high standard of quality and appearance. Anything will experience wear and tear after repeated use, and most would prefer to avoid that with expensive tableware, so using it on a daily basis is out of the question.