Post # 1
When you registered for your china placesettings, what all did you register for?
We registered for the basic 5pc place settings, as well as the “accent plates”. I did this because that is what my two future in laws before me registered for and I was basically modeling my registery after theirs at first.
My family has never had a lot of money, so no one I knew ever had china. That being said, wedding china is a HUGE tradition in my future husband’s family (we already received all of our place settings!) and I am super excited about having my own set.
Since we received the placesettings already, I am really confused about the point of an accent plate… I am debating taking them off the registry (none have been purchased yet), because I just don’t see the point… can anyone enlighten me??
Post # 3
This is useful:
That section has the basic, traditional plates, and the next section has more contemporary standards like chargers and accent plates.
Post # 4
I’m not using accent plates. I registered for soup bowls, S&P shakers, a creamer (though I’m thinking about returning this since we’re not coffee drinkers), serving bowls (2) and a serving platter.
We’ve ALWAYS used china. Anytime something exciting happened in our family and on all holidays, Mom would pull out the china. I want to do that for our kids…they see the China and they know something exciting is happening!
Post # 5
@Mars62312: I love that idea- and I looove starting traditons. That is definitely how my fiance’s mother is and I love it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge
We’re doing wedding china, but from personal experience (my mom has several china patterns) I’d say that the accent plates are not high necessity items. I think you would get more use out of a serving bowl or something similar than an accent plate.
Post # 7
Well “china” might be a bit overstating it for us. We actually registered for 8 place settings (dinner plate, salad plate, mug, bowl, plus 2 matching serving bowls) for our regular dishes. The ones I was using before were a set I found at Good Will. There were a lot of other matching pieces available (another kind of server, cream/sugar bowls, etc.) but we didnt think we’d use them all that much.
@Miss Bracelet: Yes, I second the serving bowl idea!
Post # 8
Yes, we are hoping to use ours when hosting family get-togethers, etc., and so serving bowls and platters, salt-and-pepper shakers if they have them, a butter dish if they have one, sugar-and-creamer, etc. are good to have.
(For the non-coffee-drinkers – it’s not a bad idea to have the sugarbowl and creamer anyway if you are hosting guests, so that you can offer them coffee. Just my two cents)
Post # 9
We registered for stoneware because it’s microwave and dishwasher safe. Ours looks fancy but not overly fancy. We’re going to use ours every day if we get it. We registered for Mikasa Italian Countryside — so pretty. Anyways, we registered for 12 5pc place settings, mugs (our set has teacups but I thought both would be nice), canisters, a bunch of serving bowls/platters, cheese cutting tray, soup taureen, butter dish, spoon rest, S+P shakers, cereal bowls, and a gravy boat. I think we’d use all of our pieces. I honestly think the only piece we won’t use would be the creamer holder unless my side of the family comes over. They’re the only ones that drink coffee. But I dunno we probably won’t use it much. I wanted the covered sugar holder though. My FI’s mama has a covered sugar holder and I like when we sit down and have tea and she brings it over. It just seems special to me. Our sugar at my house is just in a big canister hahaha. I dunno, I just picture myself playing tea party with our kids some day when we have them =P….gives me warm fuzzy feelings!
Post # 10
I registered for 16 place settings including wine and water crystal goblets and accent plates (though the accent plates were more for fun and not something I really expected to get. My mom doesn’t hve any). I also registered for all of the serving platters but they were so expensive so I don’t have them yet. I will get them one day. I didn’t register for silverware because I have my great grandmother’s. Right now I have 12 of everything (besides accent plates which I didn’t really want/need and the serving pieces).
Post # 11
@star_dust: Aww, I love that you have your Great Grandma’s silverware. That’s so special! We didn’t register for silverware because my Grandma bought us it already.
Post # 12
My 5-piece place setting came with with a dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl, teacup and tea saucer. I registered for bread & butter plates as well. I second the PP that registering for serving bowls, platters, gravy boat, etc. is more “usable”. I don’t even know what an accent plate is – I guess things have changed in the past 12 years, lol!
Post # 13
Our china and crystal makes up about half of our registry and I feel like we registered for a lot of tableware, but we really don’t need much else. We registered for 12 place settings, including: 5-piece place setting, accent plate, soup bowl, wine glass, iced beverage and DOF. We also registered for the matching serveware, including 2 bowls, 2platters, salt and pepper, gravy boat, cream and sugar, butter tray and a coffee pot.
Post # 14
@SuperDuperBrit: It is special 🙂 I took them with me to BB&B and pulled them all out when we were looking!
Post # 15
We registered for everything. Plate settings, bread plates, serving pieces. Our family is big on fancy dinners. You can always return/exchange it later!
I was surprised that we got some of the serving pieces and there was a sale where if you buy a set of china you get the soup bowl for free. So we have complete sets of soup bowls and plates. 🙂
A kind lady at Macy’s also suggested registering for 16 plate settings. It is common to do 12 but she said now that there are grandkids they were short ONE plate setting at Christmas.