How many dish sets should I register for?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: How many everyday dish sets did you register for or do you have?
    Eight : (12 votes)
    41 %
    Twelve : (15 votes)
    52 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    30305 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Bubbles42:  We went with 8, but you know, maybe you should just go ahead and register for 12 and see how many you get?  If you get them all, great. If not, then no biggie! 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would want 12 or 16 honestly, but my dad’s side of the family is big on holidays and birthdays.  I don’t have a huge family, but when we get grandparents, siblings, SO’s, aunts, uncles, and cousins together for every holiday and birthday, we need the set for 16 (and sometimes that leaves the “kids” table with just regular everyday dishes, because we don’t always have enough settings of the “good stuff”.  If we had a larger family than that or didn’t have family gatherings so often, I would probably be fine with 8 or 12 and just using disposables for larger family gatherings.

    My grandmother, mother, and aunt are still the ones to always host the dinners, but I know that my grandmother isn’t really capable of doing it on her own anymore and I know that some of these holidays will probably shift to me as the only granddaughter on that side of the family.  I already have a HUGE set of china that was my great-grandmother’s (16 settings, all the matching bowls and platters) and that lady was all over the entertaining.  She had multiple different sets of china like this, and my grandmother gave one of the sets to me after my great-grandmother passed away.  It’s not really my decor taste, but I still love it.  It’s white with gold trim and little pink rosebuds (and is apparently worth quite a bit now because it’s so old).  My great-grandmother was super girly, lol.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1164 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I registered for 12. I think it depends on family size. If FH and I were to host only my immediate family (including their significant others) for Christmas, we’d have 10 people, not counting kids. However, if we were to host his immediate family, we’d have 6 counting significant others. So I definitely needed 12. Maybe 16. But I figure I can just buy another set later if needed since I also am not doing fine china.

    Post # 6
    Member
    4163 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    I would go with 12. Stuff breaks. 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    1894 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would definitely suggest 12 … even if that means that one set of lives in the storage closet for now

     

    stuff breaks and gets discontinued – I only have service for 8 for my main every day dishes and its a bit annoying because I feel like every dinner party I have is for 10 so that means I have to set the heads with a complimentary pattern (they are discontinued but I don’t want to throw out a beautful (expensive) service for 8 just because of the 6 times a year I need 10 plate)

    Post # 10
    Member
    1894 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @weddingmaven:  thank you unfortunately I don’t know the name of my pattern …. its really strange I don’t know if my sister (it was a gift) bought it at the outlet or something but I have never seen it on the crate + barrel site (though the dishes are clearly maked w that name on the bottom)

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