- 2 years ago
- Wedding: April 2015
We went yesterday to a couple of stores we like and started building our registries. Here are some of my/our questions:
1. To register for Formal China, Every Day China or both? (Naturally the Sales Associate recommends both, I think it may be wiser to get both as we won’t ever buy expensive china ourselves, FI thinks expensive China won’t ever get used and panicks about space and storage for it during ALL the time it isn’t being used). If you ask me, it does seem excesive to spend over a hundred per set when it will only be used on special occassions. That said, they are so pretty! I never thought I’d like plates! lol
2. If we do regsiter for China, how many seats? Right now it is only the two of us. Should I add the number of children we expect to have? I have no clue how many guests we’ll be entertaining. I thought of ordering for 12 but it does seem excessive, maybe I should stick to 8. Thoughts???
3. How “everyday” is your “everyday” china? I fell in love (and FI approves) with this set that is gorgeous but at the same time, I think I’d feel bad using them so much because they are so pretty. The plan is to get rid of the mismatched sets we currently have, but then I’d hate to break one of the new ones. Thoughts? Should we go super affordable here?
4. Many of the things we like are on sale. Does this mean they won’t be available around the time we want/need them?
5. What are your thoughts on registering for inexpensive stuff? I like some coasters or different thingys that are under $20. I am adding then, but FI thinks we can just get those and putting them on the registry would harm our chances of receiving checks or cash which is customary where we are having our wedding.
6. What is it ok to “splurge” on? I quickly realized we have an expensive taste, but I don’t want to seem rude or something for putting expensive things on the registry. I like a particular bar set (ice bucket, etc.) and granted it won’t be something we use everyday but it is so beautiful. Would people think it is ridiculous to pay a lot for a bar set? I kind of feel that people expect to pay a little more for items for your bed, china, bathroom and that’s it… Am I wrong?
7. Also, how many glasses and flatware sets? For instance, if I am setting up a table for 12 people, that means I need 12 sets of everything. For our everyday use, it seems excesive to have that many glasses. I suppose I do need wine glasses in that number (12 or 8) but not the every day glasses right?
Just before someone judges or something, we do have things we absolutely want and don’t have any questiosn about them, a particular mirror, board game set, etc. It is the table and etiquette that concerns us the most.