How to Select Flatware For Your Event or Party?
Among tableware, linens, and glassware, flatware is an essential aesthetic and practical component to “round up“ the tablescape. While many refer to it as silverware, in present days flatware is made of stainless steel, and rarely contains any silver (unless it’s specified so).
Flatware should match your overall party style, particularly with the table setting. Here are several factors when choosing your flatware and what to pay attention to.
The intensity of shine is dependent on two things. If you are looking into stainless steel flatware, you may notice some numbers in the specification, like 18/10; 18/0; 13:0; etc. These numbers refer to the percentage of Chromium and Nickel in the steel alloy, respectively. Chromium is what gives the stainless steel that very ”stainless” or rust-free property. Nickel, on the other hand, is the shine factor in the alloy. It also contributes to the price of the flatware, since it is pretty expensive. Therefore, an 18/10 label on the stainless steel set indicates 18% Chromium and 10% Nickel. 18/0 means there’s no Nickel in it, just the Chromium of 18%.
The more nickel it contains, the shinier (and pricier) the flatware is. In that case, go for 18/10 or 18/8 ratio. If you wish for a more matte finish, go for an 18/0 ratio.
Design and Style
The design should complement the style of the event, the party theme, and the setting. If you go for a more traditional design with fine china and heirloom linens, go with the beautiful Vanessa silver set. Silverware generally has a more traditional design, where the stainless steel flatware can come in all modern and traditional shapes.
For a vintage style wedding, among the Vanessa set, we suggest the Hammered Copper set, that would lay perfectly on our Burlap collection. Into a less vintage mood, but a more romantic vibe? Then opt for our stunning Rose Gold Arezzo pieces that will inevitably add a sophisticated flair to the overall decor and table setting.
Event Planning and Party Rentals
At Colorado Party Rentals we offer a great variety of flatware pieces, dinnerware, table linens, glassware, chargers, and many more party rentals. Out assistants will be happy to help you choose the best pieces for your wedding or organize your next event. Contact us, so we can start planning on time for your most stylish party yet!