To me, plates, flatware and everything else on the table are just practical ways to get the food to your mouth. I am not impressed by fancy china, silver utensils or crystal glassware.
You don’t need steak knives or salad forks. What you need are some standard dinner forks, some butter or table knives, some teaspoons and some table or soup spoons.
Dinnerware is something that can be amazingly cheap or fantastically expensive.