Post # 1
So I went into the registry process planning on only registerring for 1 set of dinnerware (just an everyday set, no fine china). My plan was to register for a very durable plain white set so that we could get the best mileage out of the set. White can be dressed up or down however you need for any occasion. But then… I went into Crate and Barrel…
I have always told my FI that my dream kitchen in my head looks like one that some close family friends of his have. One of the things I like so much about their kitchen is the teracotta coloring. So when I saw this set at C&B, my jaw almost dropped and I did NOT expect to have that kind of reaction to plates.
The items in this set are portofino
My question is… should I register for this set because I love it so much, or should I register for white because it will never go out of style and it goes with everything? OR should I register for both? Maybe mix and match some white with the portofino set?
Post # 2
- Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base
I would say register for what you really want. You can always get a nice white set later. I saw a beautiful Mikasa set at Ross for $50.00 on Saturday. I always have my basic white service for 12 but I do have a set that matches my kitchen decor as well.
Post # 3
SimTeam: I would register for the basic white set and register for the Portofino salad plate instead of the dinner plate. That way you can mix and match the place settings. You can also, over time, buy other salad plates that you can layer depending on the season or the occasion.
The Nico bowl and Copa Sangria glass are already on clearance so if you really want it I would either buy it yourself or request for Christmas presents. I doubt it will still be available at the time of your wedding.
Post # 4
You can get white dishes at Target. In fact, they sell really nice white dishes at Target- I have a ton! So, I say register for the one fun ones.
Post # 5
I’d get the white set. I have an amazing bone china white set for everyday and it is the best purchase I’ve ever made for my kitchen and serveware since you can microwave it, bake it, throw it in the dishwasher, whatever, and it is very hard to scratch. White also mixes well with other sets so you can definitely add the portofino when you want to mix things up a bit without replacing the whole set, or like Jules said mix in seasonal settings or what have you.
Bonus: White looks great with any tablecloth or table decor you choose (even the table itself, we have a dark wood table and the white pops against it, but it would also match light wood, metal, granite, etc.), so you never have to worry about making sure everything flows nicely.