Post # 1
Hello ladies! Mr Static and I went today to look at things to register for. He is a chef, so the plates and serving platters and silverware are actually very important to him. We decided (before we even set foot in the store) that he would get to pick our everyday stuff, and I got to choose our fine china. I fell deeply in love with the Lenox Chirp pattern (much to the Mr’s dismay) and decided to register for it!
My question is this: In addition to registering for twelve 4 piece settings, should I also register for the individual pieces (like the bowl, salad plate, dinner plate, cup), so that people who may not be able to get us a full place setting can still get us china? I am scared that I am going to end up with a bunch of single pieces I am going to have to take back or piece together to make a place setting.
Also, are you registering for fine china? If so, what’s your pattern?
Post # 3
Our pattern is Lenox’s Opal Innocence. We didn’t split up the plates, mug, etc. and just registered for complete place settings. But what we did do was add some coordinating (cheaper) pieces of our pattern as well, like fruit bowls and salt & pepper shakers. That way, if people want to get us china but not place settings, there are other options.
Post # 4
I love that pattern too but FI hated it! We ended up going with Royal Doulton’s Precious Platinum . We only registered for the 5pc set and additions like platters and serving pieces. I also added accent plates that no one has purchased yet. I would want to purchase a full set rather than 1 or 2 plates because even though its expensive, I dont feel like it is a substantial gift but that just me (I would feel weird giving 1 plate to someone). Like you said, you can always go back and exchange a bunch of single plates to upgrade to a full setting…
Post # 5
I would say register for both sets and individual pieces… then if you get more individual pieces than you need you can return them and purchase a set!