Post # 1
Went to BBB recenty and was encouraged to register for china – either casual or formal. We found a neutral setting we liked (don’t own a house yet so its hard to pick out one with color.)
I had no idea how expensive it was! $50 per setting so 8 setttings is $400! And the dishes were more ” casual” so I believe they’re the kind you’re supposed to use everyday. To me that sounds pricey! The dishes we have in our apartment now, I think, are from Walmart – just solid black ceramic, and were just a few bucks a plate.
I was almost tempted to delete the dishes off the registry and find something more affordable. But, the majority of their dishes were this price. Just wondering how many bees out there registered for pricey dishes, knowing its the only time to really get a good set. Or, did you get both — pricey/formal for special occasoins and more casual/cheaper dishes (like the kind that come in a box for a set of 4?)
Post # 3
Don’t hate, but my dinner plates cost $48 each, salad is $38. They’re porcelain and a bit more casual than the silver/gold rimmed plates. I plan on using them daily. Bone china lasts a lot better than the crap ceramic I currently have (it’s all chipped up after 3 years!).
Post # 4
The 12 piece setting box is almost $600, but I don’t plan on getting that. I want to pick and choose my bowls/plates combo.
Post # 5
We registered for Noritake Rim in Graphite, at BBB (Also sold elsewhere). One place setting at BBB was 36. Macy’s, it’s $7something.
Post # 6
I personally just registered for dishes at Target. Nothing fancy… It cost $50 total for 8 settings.
I know I could have registered for “nicer” stuff elsewhere, but my style changes quickly, and I’m wanting to redecorate *all* the time… So picking out an expensive place setting didn’t make sense to me, when I know I’ll just want to replace it later.
I should note that we’re also not the type of people to throw fancy dinner parties, and family get togethers (Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc) are always casual affairs with paper plates and plastic cups.
Fine china just didn’t make sense to us. I totally understand people who want it, we just won’t use it.
Post # 7
We didn’t register for any fancy china since we’d never use it. The place settings we opted for were roughly $65 per setting but I just checked our registry and they’re now on sale for $45.
Post # 8
I just registered at Target too- about $80 for 8 settings I believe…
Post # 9
We registered for Lenox china which runs, at Macy’s, around $100 per setting (sometimes more or less, it’s constantly on these crazy fluctuating sales).
I don’t really anticipate anyone buying it for us though. Although someone bought the creamer!
Post # 10
I’ll admit, ours is VERY pricy but it was the one thing FI really wanted. He is weird like that. haha.
Our fine China is Vera Wang Lace from Macy’s and is $149/5 piece-setting.
Our everyday China was a box set of 8, and it is $300. BUT it’s half off right now.
I really was against registering for the fine china, but I knew it was important to FI and we both loved the lace one. Honestly I was expecting it to be left alone on the registry, especially after my mom made me feel like a brat for even having it on there.
I haven’t even had my shower yet and I am SHOCKED to report that 6 sets have already been bought… I can’t believe it! I guess people like to stick to “tradition” sometimes… but I’d never spend that much! haha.
Post # 11
I think that $50 a place setting is reasonable if not cheap! If you pick a better quality set of dishes they will last longer. My pattern is around $125 for the full retail price place setting, but it is frequently on sale at 50% off. If you think about the fact that you are expected to use these dishes for the rest of your life and that the giver intends to give you a lifelong keepsake… I think you might feel better about the cost. In addition, my thought is that people will purchase one or two place settings for a gift. So that is a reasonable price. Bone china and fine china is more durable than stoneware. You don’t want to get something that will chip easily!
Post # 12
If I saw that someone had china on a registry, I would probably buy it. Registries are hard- get what you want and don’t feel sorry about it!
Post # 13
Ours are Crate and Barrel’s Maison pattern. As a set, it’s about $40. It’s our everyday and formal dinnerware. We didn’t register for china since we don’t entertain to the point where we need it.
Post # 14
Our “china” china is $50 a place setting and our “everyday” china is $40. To me that was a lot for everyday dishes but we loved them.
Post # 15
I chose Mikasa everyday china. I love it! It’s $30 per plate, $22 for a salad plate, $25 for cereal bowl. We want 8 full settings. A setting of 5 is maybe $70… but I didn’t want everything that comes with the setting, so I registered for everything separately. IF people decide to get me china, then they can either do one thing for those prices, or a “full setting” for $77. 🙂
Post # 16
We haven’t registered yet, but since we’ve had such a long engagement I’ve been putting one or two “hope chest” items on my birthday/Christmas lists every year. We’ve gotten 10 or 12 place settings so far, and I believe they were around $40 each.