For a wedding that is set in stone -- well, maybe not in stone, but in glass, linens, and china -- register for things that are truly personal, such as glasses that flaunt your initials or linens embroidered with your monogram. Many dinnerware designers offer monogrammed styles, and some retailers will add customization for an additional cost. Do-it-yourself types can create a motif of their own and bring it to a vendor for engraving; others can work with a vendor that provides both services. Once you're table-ready, invite some friends over for dinner, and watch them revel in a table setting that is so very you.
2. Urania Plate, KPM from Moss.
3. Colette Gold Plate with "premiere" monogram, R. Haviland and C. Parlon, from Mottahedeh.
4. Top row, from left: Pimente Square, Le Jacquard Francaise, from the English Table. Coral with safari picot edge, Daisy Hill. Signature linen with applique monogram and sateen scallop edge, Matouk, from a touch of Lace. Cafe Square, Le Jacquard Francaise, from the English Table; Embroidery, Star Embroidery. Bottom: Ivory Hemstitch Linen with Haley wide monogram, Leontine Linens. Fleur de Sel Square, Le Jacquard Francaise, from the English Table.
5. Craftsman and French Provincial Sterling, Towle Silversmiths. American Federal and Pointed Antique Sterling, Reed and Barton. 1810 sterling, International Silver Company. Engraving, Academy Engraving.
6. Federal Platinum Monogrammed China, Lenox.