China Patterns – a set or mismatched?

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: What type of china would you want?
    traditional, all matching, timeless. Now is not the time to reinvent the wheel. : (10 votes)
    45 %
    mismatched place settings - be unique! you wont get tired of it when you are older! : (12 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    2291 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    i adore mismatched china as long as they’re in the same color palette like blues, greens, and purples or pastels or white and black.

    Post # 4
    5533 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think if they are in a similar style or.color it works but could also just look odd if they don’t go together at all. 

    Post # 6
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it’s a lovely idea. I adore mismatched China but there still has to be a cohesive overall look. 

    I’m also in the process of picking out China. I’m more stressed about it thatn my wedding gown, or wedding in general, lol.

    Post # 8
    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think its really cool!  When you pass it down to children/grandchildren, you don’t have to worry about passing down full sets – you can pass down pieces and they’ll still go together.  I love a mismatched look.  But, we also didn’t register for china.

    Post # 9
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I like it, BUT you would have to have sets that went well together.  What if some sets had different sized plates or the cups were mug shaped vs teacup shaped?  What if some of the colors were really weird together or some patterns were geometric and others were floral?  Can you imagine stacking all the varying sized plates? Personally, I would need more control.  PP’s suggestion of pre-mismatched would be very cute.  Otherwise, if you’re going to register, pick out all the different patterns you want and register for one set of each. 


    Edit- just noticed you’re not registering.  I think having a list would be the next best way unless you don’t mind super mismatched (square vs round plates etc).  If you just say “I like patterns like X, X and X” you might end up with a lot more like one style and few of another kind so it would look like you’d lost a couple sets rather than going for a real mismatched look.


    Post # 10
    673 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @Honey-Bee:  I love that look. If I did china, that would be what I want (I have a feeling DH would want matching stuff, though). I think all matching is boring and overwhelming

    Post # 11
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    We started collecting mismatched china for our wedding, before we changed our plans and decided to elope. Rather than try to sell it, though, I think we’re going to keep it. Each piece complements each other and looks nice together. Now we won’t need to buy a set!

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