Post # 1
Ok, So, I registered for Mikasa Swirl. I LOVE it! Love the accessories, just want this! But, I’m afraid no one will buy it for me. I felt guilty from the very first day I put it on there…. and tried to find something I liked just as much in a better price point. Fail.
We NEEEEEED new dinnerware. Ours is just AWFUL. So this is just something we really NEED.
I’m not sure that anyone will buy this- even with the coupons. I love it so much though.
So, with 2 more showers to go (one down. no swirl) I deleted it- and found a cheaper pattern.
In reality- all said and done the Mikasa (with the coupons from BBB/close out your registry at the end)- is about 30 dollars more….. I’d rather go for what I want!
Am I being ridiculous? I can’t believe I just typed all of this on just dinnerware. I just feel bad asking for something so pricey- My registry has mostly price sensitive items that we need… I just don’t want anyone to think I’m being a brat for asking for something that expensive. My grandma wanted to buy our dinnerware- and when I told her how much it cost she was SHOCKED… granted- she doesn’t get out much to know that’s not even the top of the pricelists. She bought pots and pans for us instead.
What would you all do?
Post # 3
Yes dinnerware can get really expensive! But I don’t think that means you should take it off your registry. And just because a shower came and went doesn’t mean it won’t be a wedding gift from someone else or people who are friends who decide to go in on it together. I registered for a set of Mikasa dishes. It came in a box with serving pieces and was service for 8. It was $200! I was totally in love with it, in despair because I knew no one would buy it for us and I’d have to go pick out something cheaper and buy it ourselves after the wedding. Well four days before the wedding we got a package in the mail with our $200 dishes. If the Mikasa is only $30 more than the cheaper dinnerware set then yes I think it would be crazy not to just go for what you want. Also, I don’t think anyone will think you’re being a brat. I had really expensive items on my registry and price sensitive items on my registry and if someone didn’t like what they were seeing, they don’t have to give you a gift off the registry.
Post # 4
Well I registered for a Mikasa set as well, similar to the one you picked, but mine is $199.99. I also registered for all the extra pieces as well. I figure if someone wants to buy it, they will.. if not, I can buy it myself later 🙂 FI & I are also using our registry for our birthday lists as well (for our family), and they know we really want dinnerware! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with just leaving it on there. People can choose what they’d like to buy, so I’d rather have more options on the registry.
Post # 5
@mrsc630: I wold register for the one you want! That price is not bad at all!
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I got an 8 piece Mikasa boxed set (from Macys) as a shower gift. I think you will be surprised by people’s generosity. Also, is this set avaibale as individual place settings? If so, I’d register for those also so that people can buy you just a set and if you get those but not the boxed set, you can exchange for the whole set.
Post # 7
@mrsSonthebeach: I had it that way to begin with….. Someone suggested that we put it as a set… I’m not sure which is best???
@pecanpie: I saw it at Macys a few months ago on a mega sale. I didn’t have the extra cash at the time to buy it- but I really wanted to LOL
Ok, just deleted the other setting. Added the Swirl. Decision final. My 3rd shower is at work…. I work in a school and everyone goes in (by grade level) and gives a bigger gift…. Lately- it seems people are so very busy- that they’ve been giving gift cards. That would be perfect!
Post # 8
If I saw that set on someone’s registry I would totally buy it but not for a bridal shower gift but for a wedding gift. Just keep in on your registry, why settle for something you don’t LOVE!
Post # 9
people can get together and get gifts too. Your set I find quite inexpensive. Ours is close to 200$ for the same amout of pieces and I consider it a reasonable cost for wedding dishwear. Make sure you love your set and keep it for years to come and youll be good.
Post # 10
I would definitely go for it! FI and I are having five showers total. We’re each having a work shower this week (I’m also a teacher, and our showers are very similar to yours :-)). We had the TOUGHEST time with our dinnerware! We first found these green square plates that we loved at BB&B. However, after reading the reviews, we decided to change them. We ended up registering for the Noritake plates (green square). Each setting is $40, and we registered for 12 settings. After our first two showers, we realized that we hadn’t gotten any of our plates. We checked BB&B, only to find out that none of the stores in our area carry that setting. They do at another store that we registered at, but they are a little more expensive. Thankfully, they do go on sale often, so hopefully we’ll still get some settings!
I do agree with what PPs said. Some people can be really generous! At our first shower, we received our Shark Professional electric mop, which is around $130, and one person still bought it for us. I think it’s good to have a range of price points and items.
I also figure that we could get some for wedding gifts, and if we don’t, I know we’ll get gift cards. I say if you want it, leave it :-).
Post # 11
your dinnerware is not expensive! if no one gets it for you, i am sure you can use some of ur cash gifts to buy it yourself. if u love it,get it. you will have to eat off these dishes.
Post # 12
I think that the price on the swirl is really quite reasonable! Remember that many people register for china which is well over $100/setting (myself included). Plus, personally I much prefer the Swirl pattern over the other one 😉
Leave it on, there is lots of time left, plus you could always use cash gifts to purchase it after the wedding.
I would buy it as a wedding gift and my parents would probably buy 2 boxes if you were a family friend or relative. You will find that spending on gifts varies widely amongst your friends and family.
I fully support your decision to add it and stick with it!
Post # 13
I also think the price on the swirl is completely reasonable. Put it back on!
Post # 14
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
Go with what you want- that price is totally reasonable-some people have individual china place settings that cost that much. If you don’t get it- BB&B has a pretty good completion program, from what I’ve heard, and you could always buy it with wedding money.
Post # 15
I’ve put it on… We’re just both from families where that IS, in fact, a pricey set of dishes. I know you all don’t think it is… But, it is a big deal for me to ask for these. I’ve left them on the registry- so we’ll see what we get 🙂