Post # 1
Fi and I picked out some fine china for our registry thinking we would use it for special occassions, however today we went bridesmaid dress shopping and they all agreed that we would never use it, and that it was expensive, and that we would be better off putting something else on the registry like a vaccum or luggage.
what do you think? should we keep it on our registry or take it off?
Post # 3
I use mine quite a bit, since it’s dishwasher safe. Not every day, but whenever I want a nice dinner to look more elegant. Just put it out with the rest of your dishes so you’ll use it.
Post # 4
@MissParrot: My parents have a 12 person set of 14k gold trimmed Lenox china plus serving dishes. They bust those suckers out 3-4 times per year and spend 45min-1hr washing them after dinner. Because of course, the “good” stuff can’t go into the dishwasher.
If I’m going to spend a couple hundred on something that causes me extra work, takes up space all year, and is barely used, you’re crazy. lol. If it can’t go into the dishwasher, there’s a very good chance I’m not buying it!
Post # 5
@OnceUponATime: The ones we registered are dishwasher safe, not that it matters much at the moment anways considering we currently do not have a dishwasher, but yeah was diffently thinking future and went with some that were just in case.
Post # 6
@MissParrot: That definitely makes a difference. IMO if I’m going to buy dishes, I’m going to use them daily. Would you consider using them as your day to day set?
Post # 7
I inherited mine from my mother (yeah for once being the only girl in the family pays off!!!!) I bust those suckers out all the time. My mom used them for Thanksgiving only. I found a site that if I break one I can get the matches, so who cares? I stick them in the dishwasher. We even use the silver, I’m not polishing those not to use. I also have good china Christmas dishes from my Grandmother, not complete set but found them on that website so either my birthday or Christmas I get a peice. DH even found a dish from the set at an antique store and gave it to me … just cause 😀
Meh we have plain white everyday dishes that are ok, but I like the real china. (we have been known to eat pizza off it)
Post # 8
@MissParrot: We did not register for china and crystal because I have been gifted (if we accepted) gorgeous sets from my aunt. She has had it since she was young and hasn’t even removed it from her cabinet for any reason other than cleaning for years (and years). Most people that I know that have it never use it. As I am not expecting a visit from the queen any time soon my Corelware with have to do.
Post # 9
We didn’t register for fine china, but we did register for much nicer (and dishwasher safe!) day-to-day dishes than we currently have. That said, my fi was gifted china several years ago by his mom and it comes out for our annual Xmas party, if it’s lucky. I’m a) too scared to break it and B) not a huge fan of the pattern. We have silver that gets used roughly as often…
I wouldn’t personally register for it, but we aren’t planning on kids so there’s no ‘heirloom’ drive from our end, and we don’t do fancy entertaining-I don’t want my guests (or me!) being terrified to knock a plate off the table. Nicer day-to-day ware will suit us just fine 🙂
Post # 10
I was wondering this myself actually so thanks for asking!
We were on the fence about whether or not to register for fine china or not as well…at first we thought nah..we don’t need it.
But then I thought…we may want it someday. And we will likely never drop the 2-3k to buy all of the stuff. So now or never!
We compromised by finding a cheaper set that is dishwasher safe. I think we’ll appreciate it someday. And it can be sentimental, passed down to family members, etc.
I hope we will use it in the near future though!
Post # 11
Def going with fine china. I want to do more entertaining and would bust those babies out all the time. Oh and sometimes I drink fruit punch out of my Waterford crystal glasses soooo…
Post # 12
IMO China can wait. I would get something more practical.
Post # 13
Ive never seen anyone use fine china ever, in my entire life.. and my grandmother owned an entire set. She always said it was too fancy to use.. even for christmas.
I guess I never seen the point of it?
Post # 14
I registered for fine china because I grew up in a home where it was used for holidays and when guests came over for dinner. My philosophy is to register for these more expensive things now so you don’t have to buy them yourselves later.
Post # 15
I registered for china and silverware. All the women in my family and FIs have fine china, and use it regularly for holidays and dinner parties. My Mom’s is dishwasher safe so she even pulls it out for birthdays sometimes. The china I registered for is a simple and timeless pattern, hopefully one of my children or grandchildren will be happy to inherit it. My theory with our registry was to register for things we need (a small list because we both have all our own stuff, we both own our own homes and have been on our own for many yers) and then register for things I want but will probably never buy for myself. I might upgrade my everyday dishes one day, but I would never buy myself china even though I know I would use it.
Post # 16
@MissParrot: I used to have a huge amount of Pfaltzgraff Winterberry dishware. I used it ONE time. ONE time in 15 years. I eventually sold the whole lot to a couple for $75. It was worth more, but I just wanted someone to actually use it. I hope they did.