Post # 1
Not sure if this should go in etiquette or gift territory but I’m mostly concerned about looking like a greedy duck so I’ll go with the etiquette board.
I registered through Mackenzie-Childs for these dishes – I already have some so I needed to complete my set
So those are more casual get together dishes but I could still dress them up nice for holiday dinners.
I’m also in love with the Lenox pattern for formal stuff
My aunt says I should just register for both….because….now is the time – when else will I get to register for things for the house. But a part of me thinks that’s really asking for raised eyebrows. I don’t even care if I just got one set of the Bellina collection – I could buy the rest myself with the registry discount. I just really like the idea of fine china being a wedding gift. Something I can always look back on.
Post # 3
No, not rude! I did the same thing (everyday & fine china)
Post # 4
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
I don’t think it’s rude at all! I’ve seen quite a few registries with casual dinnerware and fine china.
Post # 6
I do not think its rude. Its nice to have everyday and fine china.
Post # 7
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 # 8
So good to know! I thought for sure it would be an issue. This is good news!!!
Post # 9
I also registered for 2 sets! One china and one everyday set. Funnily enough our everyday are more expensive than our china!
Post # 10
as far as i know, most people who register for formal dishes also register for casual/everyday dishes.
Post # 11
@LivingInPink99: Same here – Mackenzie-Childs isn’t cheap!
Post # 12
- 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
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
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 # 15
@This Time Round: Good to know.
A few friends told me that it’s good to register for at least 10. I definitely want to use my china – I want to stamp it with memories and special occassions. Good advice because I think squirrelling away good dishware is a sin!
Post # 16
I don’t think it’s rude at all since it’s everyday dishes and then fine china.