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Town & Country's Brenda Collosi suggests three glasses per person because guests tend to drink different wines or lose track of their glass. (Face it, those wineglass charms don't work once the party starts rolling.) Yes, you could buy cheap glassware from Ikea, but then what? Renting gives you the option of one all-purpose glass or different sizes and shapes for red wine, white wine, Champagne or water. The breakage fee for a wine glass is usually about $2.50. The rent-extras rule also applies to place settings. "It's better to have extras for people who might stop by," Collosi said.