Post # 1
Dishes or china, what was your registry “method”?
I registered for all of mine at 1 store. I registered for 6 whole place-settings and 6 place-settings worth of individual peices; for a total of 12.
Do you think it’s confusing to break up your dishes/china into 2 stores?
Or to break up the place-settings and individual peices? (Surely they will realize I want a total of 12 because for the additional peices like teacups and saucers I registered for 12.)
Post # 3
Unless you have some rich relatives or friends, in my experience, not too many people buy china, even if you are registered for it. We are still working on a complete set. We only received 1 1/2 sets of china throughout the entire shower/wedding process.
But I think people can manage your two registries. I think it will be ok, and people are really likely to buy dishes because they assume that if they don’t you will be eating on plastic plates from Wally World. 🙂
Post # 4
I registered for it all at one store. I would have done it anyway, but my china is not that common so it was only available at a local “gift” shop. It was listed on my registry as both individual pieces and place settings. The store uses a credit method so when gifts are puchased a card is sent out. After the wedding one places their order based on their total amount of credit-it is a great system and ensures that one doesn’t get 10 teacups and no dinner plates!
China is a very popular gift in my circle, so I received 12 place settings and several serving pieces.
Post # 5
I got confused even reading your post… so it’s possible that your guests will be confused as well. Although, it’s probably easier to understand when you are looking at the registry itself.
I didn’t want to register for a boxset because that was more expensive than individual settings.. so I wanted guests to be able to contribute different settings if they wanted to. I thought about doing whole-place settings… but I really didn’t want the soup bowls or mugs. They were impractical for my Fiance and I. We registered for 8 individual dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 cereal bowls, and 8 coffee mugs (the bigger ones).
Post # 6
@ kperry3, sorry if my post was confusing. Here is how my registry currently reads:
6 place-settings (dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl, & mug)
6 dinner plates
6 salad plates
6 soup bowls
12 pasta bowls
12 dessert plates
Post # 7
We only registered for 2 whole place settings. It’s just for us to display and use for our romantic dinners. I didn’t see the point to an 8 or 12 piece set since when we do family dinners we need more than that anyways!
Post # 8
The plates, bowls, mugs etc we registered for at one store. We registered for the big servers and the sugar/creamers at another store (since the first one didn’t have any).
Post # 9
@abbyful: Oh, well that’s not confusing at all. I’m sure they’ll understand that they have a choice to buy the set or an individual piece. I doubt you will get 12 complete settings either way though.
Post # 10
We made up our own dish set at BBB and registered for 10 pieces of each thing- Dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, mugs. So we got a lot of varying gifts with our dishes. Some people bought us half the plates at once, some people bought sets.