Post # 1
We put some nice stoneware dishes on our registry. I really liked the designed look of the dishes, and I felt I’d be proud to serve my friends on the stoneware if they came over for a meal.
Sadly, those stoneware dishes ended up chipping almost right away. I couldn’t believe it! We returned them (thanks for taking them back, Bed Bath and Beyond!) and then Bee bought some simple Corelle dishes.
They have been amazing! Cheap, sturdy, and amazingly practical. You can even drop them on the ground, and they will probably not break. I think we’ll stay have these exact same dishes in a decade.
What about you… what’s your experience been with china and fancy dishes? Do you plan to put fancy dishes on your registry? Or if you did, how have they held up over time?
Post # 3
Th FI and I put Mikasa Parchment dishes on our registry and $30 set of cheap-o dishes for every day. My FI is clumsy and has broken all but 2 bread and butter plates from his set now. We figure we will get a lot of use out of the nice dishes when we entertain… and won’t waste the money on our every day dishes.
Post # 4
I have some great dishes that I got from bed and bath that were great. Do not want to to register for china. For me.. I think it is a waste. Our dishes are very nice to serve dinner on when we have guests and we have 4 dishes that we use for everyday for ourselves.
Post # 5
We are going to register for a coordinating set of dishes from C&B but nothing more. I don’t have room to store stuff I don’t use all the time.
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA
I am fortunate enough to have my grandmother’s China, as well as my mom’s (since her new husband already had a nice set). Both sets sort of coordinate with each other, so if I ever want to use fine China, I am all set!
If I hadn’t have had all that China, I don’t know if we would have registered for some…. we got really nice everyday dishes from Crate + Barrell (the Halo design) that are simple and would certainly still look nice on a formal dining room table, so maybe we would have stuck with just them regardless. I have seen so many friends register for fine China and not get it all, and then they were stuck to buy the rest themselves (if they really wanted a complete set). We got almost everything we registered for because we really tried to keep it to necessities that we knew we’d use or need eventually (and just a few frivolous things).
Post # 7
We did not put fancy China on our registry. We got roulette dinnerware from Crate and Barrel. We love how simple and sturdy they are and we feel like they’ll last us a lifetime.
Post # 8
Mr. Bee, what stoneware did you guys register for?! I registered for Colorwave from BBB and now I’m nervous they’ll crack easily!
Post # 9
I love the corelle for everyday stuff! I’m yet to break a piece of it in the 2+ years I’ve had it! I have the plain white ones and have used pretty & colourful charger plates to spice things up a little.
So because I already have the everyday dishes, I would like to register for pretty china. Just the dishware though, since I break glassware all the time (slippery lil suckers!).
Post # 10
Miss Sparkle – I don’t remember the name of the stoneware. It was beige-ish, and had a tendency to chip near the edges. Sorry I can’t be of more help!
Post # 11
We too registered for (and got) Mikasa Parchment China. It was only $200 for service for 8, so it was actually less expensive than the everyday Fiestaware we registered for. We haven’t used the china yet, but plan to use it when my family comes out for Passover in April. We wouldn’t have bothered with $100/setting china as I’d be way too nervous about breaking it, but for $25/setting, we figured it was worth it.
Post # 12
We have decided to go with Lenox china. We were at first reluctant to register for nice china, but my mom pointed out that we will likely never buy nice china for ourselves. We are going to register for some every day, cheaper, dishes too.
Post # 13
I’m inheriting my mother’s china 🙂
Post # 14
no dishes for us, and I hope to inherit my mom’s china
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor
We did register for china and I’m really happy about it. Our family holidays are big and formal and I really like having the finer china dishes for future holidays that I may host. We also registered for everyday bone china dishes – mostly because the BBB person literally dropped one on the floor and said they wouldn’t chip or break.
Post # 16
We registered for somewhere in between… I would call it everyday stoneware. I’m not much of a fancy type. Plus, I doubt I’ll use fancy china ware that often!