(Closed) Just put together my registry…experience share and one question.

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have not registered yet but I have seen quite a few registry ‘checklists’ and they have both china and every day dishes.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@fresitachulita

People will often register for both casual dinnerware and fine china.  We registered for a fusion of casual china (Denby!) so only had to register for one set.  We love our Denby dishes – they are dishwasher, oven, microwave safe and beautiful. 

If you decide to go the fine china route – I recommend you find a set that is dishwasher safe.  Otherwise, you will have to wash it all by hand and you may not want to use them very much because of that. (My friend’s mother gave her this advice..she didn’t listen and now she regrets it!)

Also – be prepared that even if you do register for china – you may only get a few pieces, and then you are stuck having to complete your set.

Good luck with whatever you choose!


Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We registered for both. We’ll use our everyday stuff..every day, and we’ll use the China for special occasions like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving or Dinner Parties. It’s not necessary to have both, but its how I grew up and I loved the tradition of eating from the fancy plates. It made the whole occasion seem that much more special.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I actually had a similar experience at C&B – I love their things, but when I started picturing their things in our home, I was less enthusiastic.

You may find items that you like better (or that are more reasonably priced) at BB&B, which will bring down the #s at your other registry, too.

RE the China – register for it if you’re going to use it? We’re only doing everyday plates. I think there’s some family china set aside for me, but even if it wasn’t, I don’t see us using it enough to buy. Same reason we registered for stainless flatware, not silver.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I registered for both! I don’t really plan on getting all 10 place settings of my china, but my everyday was fairly inexpensive, so hopefully I will get all of it! I think it is pretty common for people to register for both!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

only register for china if you think you’ll actually use it!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We registered for both – everyday dishes at Crate & Barrel and china at Macys.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@fresitachulita: AH! FI and I had SO MUCH FUN with the little scanner! But we only registered at Amazon and BBB. We had a total of a hundred ish things on our list. We registered for everyday, but we also registered for china. I’m pretty sure this is the only time we’ll be able to get away with it, so we put it on there. We didn’t expect to get any of it, but one of the nice ladies at church bought us a place setting! So I’ll have one nice plate and accessories to display! lol!!! but seriously, the china makes a pretty gift, and you should include it. Even if you don’t get it, at least you tried, right?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My situation is unique. I have a fancy dish set from my mom and my FI has a dish set from either is grandma or great grandma, so we wont be registering for any china at all. We will have too much!! lol….we will be registering for everyday dishes however.

WIll be going to Sears and BBB to see what kind of dishes they have.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@fresitachulita: Haha, that’s the spirit! And if you really want to use it, take it out every Thanksgiving or Christmas! That’s what I plan on doing anyway. 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

i registered for both. honestly, go crazy with it because you get a discount after your wedding on stuff that wasnt bought. (im seriously thinking of registering for furniture after my shower)

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@fresitachulita: I think it’s such a personal choice.  I don’t think you can go wrong either way.  We registered for something very classic that I envision passing down to my daughter or daughter-in-law one day.  My mom still uses hers too much to give me hers!  I’m a tradionalist. 

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