Post # 1
Just curious, because a few of my friends who have recently gotten married have opted to not register for wedding china because they’ll never use it, don’t have room for it, want something more practical, etc.
We’re registered for it, and its probably the thing I’m most excited for on my registry!
Post # 3
I live in a one bedroom apartment that’s already bursting at the seams. I’d have no place for wedding china. My sister registered for it, and it sat in her closet in my parent’s house for two years after her wedding (they were moving a lot and didn’t trust the Army movers not to break it!). So, Fiance and opted not to register for china. Maybe in the future we’d buy it, but definitely not now.
Post # 4
I had always said that I wasn’t going to register for china. But Fi’s family is huge into hosting formal events. If we hadn’t registered, they would have picked some out for us anyway. So we figured we might as well get something we like.
Post # 5
Picking out china always seemed like a wedding rite of passage to me lol and it’s a tradition in my family for family members to buy it.
I like giving china as gifts because it’s like an investment piece and something special.
Post # 6
We decided not to for many of those reasons. Honestly, the only reason I wanted just to have “wedding china.” But we got so many other great things!
Post # 7
We’re not doing it but I think it’s really sweet and sentimental if others do! (As long as you have other things on your registry, too…) 🙂
Post # 8
I would love to register for it. But haven’t decided yet due to the reasons PPs have stated.
Post # 9
We did, however totally not necessary. I got one set for the wedding! I might exchange it for something ill use at the moment and splurge on china at a later date.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
We have china. All but two place settings will reside at my mother’s house until we have more space, but I defintely believe having china (if you can afford it) is absolutely wonderful. Eating on the formal china on holidays and on special occassions has made a lasting impression on me and I want to have similar memories with my children. I also believe that china is one of the few things that you will get from your wedding and literally have forever, a constant reminder of the love and support of your friends and family.
Post # 11
We have 12 place settings and use it all the time, so I would say it was definitely worth it. (But I also have a house and room for more than one set of dishes.)
Post # 12
I only registered for a casual dining set. I wanted something I could use everyday. Maybe in the future I’ll register for an expensive set, but I don’t have room for it now.
Post # 13
We have really crappy dishes so I registered for wedding china. I can’t wait to use it for special occasions.
Post # 14
I guess I’m just really excited to use it as we love hosting people. I also just inherited my grandmother’s wedding china, which is completely beautiful and special and I can’t wait to use it for a great occasion, and I’m really hoping that someday my granddaughter will say the same thing about mine!
Schmarmy, I know 🙂
Post # 15
We went back and forth on this. We are badly in need of everyday dishware, so we would love to receive that over china, but china is so beautiful and elegant.
We finally decided to leave the china on our registry, but then my mom said, “Didn’t I tell you that I am giving you one of my extra sets of china?” She has one from her wedding and inherited two sets from a family member.
The only catch is that we don’t get any input on which set we get. Oh, well! It works out for us!
Post # 16
I’m so excited to eat off our fancy plates!! Our china is so pretty, I love it so much. I live in jeans and a sweatshirt when I can, but I love fancy things. I couldn’t NOT get china. MrJ didn’t understand at first, but he’s coming around. We picked out china, matching stemware (just water glasses), and nice flatware.
Ha, I’m all smiles thinking about it now. Our home with our fancy things. So grown up. Almost worth waiting ’till I’m 31 to get married.