(Closed) Does anyone register for crystal anymore?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I totally would have registered for crystal, except my mom gave me HER wedding crystal. I’m pretty psyched about it.

My parents drink out of crystal all the time….if you have it, use it! Just watch the lead content. I know my mom’s glasses are more lead than most, so I have to watch when I use them. Riedel makes really pretty crystal ware (i got a friend some pink-stemmed crystal glasses for her wedding and she LOOOOVED them) and it’s lower in lead, too.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I use my crystal at holiday time.  And I need a few new pieces too!  My old pattern is no more, so I need to start a new one.

We also use our fine china at holiday time and on special occasions also.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t know….i have a matching decanter+4 wine glass set. I probably wouldn’t try to match all those sets together….maybe just the glassware.

A water pitcher would be super heavy in crystal I think…

Try a crystal company, like Mikasa or something.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

We didn’t. We’re just not crystal people! 😛

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I registered for crystal– chose the Waterford Lismore Tall for goblets, and the regular Lismore for hocks and other bar glasses.  There are tons of different pieces in a lot of the Waterford collections, maybe check it out.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would say only go for the crystal if you really see yourself using it on special occasions. The only crystal items I currenltly own are two Waterford wine glasses that FMIL bought us for Christmas last year. They are very nice, and we use them for special occasions.

Like ejs said, watch out for the lead content. Research crystal online to determine how to make a crystal purchase while minimizing the lead content. Our Waterford wine glasses have minimal lead.

Post # 10
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Newbee

I would absolutely recommend registering for crystal for every day use (like your highballs, old-fashioneds, juice glasses).  Crystal doesn’t necessarily mean the cut, ornate looking kind — it can be plain crystal.  We made the mistake of registering for glass highballs and old fashioneds, and because we use them every day for water, juice, etc., we’ve already broken 4 of them — and we’ve only been married 6 months!  And they have broken for stupid reasons, like tipping over in the dishwasher or getting knocked lightly into another glass.  So if you plan to buy thin glassware (which is more enjoyable to drink out of, in my opinion), I highly suggest going the crystal route.  We regret our decision so much that we’re now asking for crystal everyday drinkware as a Christmas gift!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

i am definitely an advocate of registering for china and crystal especially as heirlooms. i would definitely use mine for special occasions! i am always bringing out my waterford toasting flutes that i obtained from a garage sale for 40 bucks (SCORE!!) although they don’t have the box..  oops i went off on a tangent… i am always bringing them out on special nights or to toast special things…

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We didn’t register for crystal, but my husband’s mother passed away (long before we met) and he has all of her crystal and china, along with the buffet cabinet she kept them in.

We set up the buffet cabinet, but we’ve never once used the china – maybe we will for the first holiday we spend at home.

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We’re registering for crystal, but the plain kind… no cut crystal here. I don’t think it’s ridiculous! We’re entertainers, but still, it’s just plain nice to have something more special to drink out of on special occasions! (Wow, sorry about that grammar. It is way too early for me.)

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I registered for crystal, china, and my mom is giving me her sterling flatware.  I love the idea of being able to pass it down to my childern one day.  Plus, it’s fun to set a pretty table, even if it’s not a holiday or special occasion. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

i’m obsessed with cut crystal. and its much more practical than registering for silver!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am registering for Waterford crystal, but already have almost 75% of all of it, 12 water, 12 wine, 12 flutes, multiple crystal bowls, vases, and candlesticks as gifts from my mother.

I use my crystal on a daily basis.  While I handwash everything, FI and I use our Waterford wine glasses daily.  We love wine and Waterford crystal is actually really strong in comparison to the thin wine glasses you can get at any store.  We are careful with them, but we think that we should enjoy them!

We are also registering for fine china, but not for flatware as I have a set for 20 of sterling silver flatware from my grandmother.

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