Is registering for two sets of dishes rude?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
1924 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

No, not rude! I did the same thing (everyday & fine china)

Post # 4
3534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t think it’s rude.  I’ve seen a ton of registries with casual and fine china. I’m only registering for casual just because I don’t feel I’ll ever really need/use fine china.  My cousin got married 4 years ago and all her fine (very expensive) china is sitting in her attic, never been used.  

Post # 5
6446 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t think it’s rude at all! I’ve seen quite a few registries with casual dinnerware and fine china.

Post # 6
1140 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I do not think its rude. Its nice to have everyday and fine china.


Post # 7
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Not rude at all — totally normal to register for everyday china as well as fine china.  They’re different products, not two sets of the “same” thing.

Post # 9
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I also registered for 2 sets! One china and one everyday set. Funnily enough our everyday are more expensive than our china!

Post # 10
9856 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

as far as i know, most people who register for formal dishes also register for casual/everyday dishes.

Post # 12
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

It’s not strange to see two sets so long as one is for everyday use and the other is fine china.  However, it may split your chances at getting a full set of one or the other if that is your concern.  But not rude at all.

Post # 13
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i got complete sets of my every day stuff AND my fine china. not rude at all. in my area, people almost expect to see 2 types of serveware on the registry!

Post # 14
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Etiquette snob here… lol

Not rude at all… infact it is quite acceptable (expected even in some circles) that the Registry will have both Everday & Formal Dishes, Glassware, and Cutlery on it.

Hope this helps,

PS… Love em both.  Nice choices.

PPS… And don’t be shy… if you envision yourself as a person who entertains, or wants have big family gatherings some day register for more place settings. 

When I got married the first time, I requested a service for 8 for everyday, and 12 for my china.  In the end I got 8 + 10 from the Wedding, as well as some Serving Pieces. 

In real life, we used the Everyday most of the time, but it was terrific to have the China for different times thru-out our lives / year… Christmas – New Years – Valentines – Easter – Thanksgiving – Christenings – Birthdays – Anniversaries – Graduation Celebrations – Family Dinners (when the Inlaws flew in for a visit) – and sometime just because I decided to make a nice Sunday Dinner for the Family.. or my Ex & I had a weekend without the kids and we had a romantic meal for two.  Your good china is meant to be used, IMO try to do so at least once a month… don’t squirrel it away and just bring it out at Thanksgiving & Christmas !!


Post # 16
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t think it’s rude at all since it’s everyday dishes and then fine china.

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