Patterned vs. Plain Dishes

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which do you prefer?
    all white : (33 votes)
    46 %
    color : (22 votes)
    31 %
    patterns : (17 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love colorful plates but since FI is a foodie he has turned me on to all white.  To show off textures and colors.  I am glad we registered for all white!


    Post # 4
    4941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @mrsmeyers84:  I was pretty set on colorful, but DH talked me into mostly white with thin, blue lines around the edge. Colorful ones are pretty and fun, but will you be able to match them to your decor forever? That was my biggest thing. I like matching dishes and couldn’t be sure that the style I wanted would fit our kitchen when we purchase a house down the road. 

    Post # 5
    3213 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

    We went with a little pattern:

    Post # 7
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    If you go with all white, you can change up your kitchen/dining decor without worrying if it’ll match your plates! I have plates with a green trim and I feel stuck with a green kitchen theme.

    Post # 8
    12875 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Mostly white with a very neutral pattern

    Post # 10
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We registered for Lenox Moonlit Garden china at Bed Bath and Beyond. I wanted porcelain for its durability, and they’re just so, so special–you have to see them in person to appreciate them! For holidays, I can imagine mixing in solid colored plates–red for Christmas, rust or hunter green for Thanksgiving, etc.

    Post # 11
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    I like colored dishes with a slight pattern along the rim. We got these from Crate & Barrel.


    Post # 14
    1403 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I would NEVER spend a lot of money or register for plain white dishes – I love my upscale stuff but IKEA has great, simple, white dishes that are dirt cheap and last forever.   I’m shocked at how cheap they are.

    I like some of Kate Spade’s and Lenox’s patterns

    Post # 15
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We chose to register for both plain white, kind of a “bistro” look and then our china which we will use every day, b/c it looks pretty cool…not typical china.

    The white is Stax at Macy’s…insanely cheap and rivals Corelle in terms of breakage. We have been more than pleased. It’s held up in the dishwasher, it’s bright and even my future step-son finds them easy to carry, which was important to me. I wanted him to be able to use something nice other than his “kiddie” plates, but keep it comfortable, too. The china is Ralph Lauren.

    I wanted something nice but practical (china) and something that would last a number of years and not be a huge deal to match to other items (white). It was a good compromise because one thing I kept wondering over and over is if we would regret NOT registering for china. I’m glad we did. I was more than excited to see someone purchased our tea cups. lol People claim not to use their china every day and I really don’t see why. China is pretty light, it holds up nicely…more than earthenware…really and it’s so pretty. But to each their own. I wanted to make sure to use mine so I picked something I really wanted to see daily!






    Post # 16
    5812 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    @mrsmeyers84:  Looks like Moonlet Garden is on Closeout. There is a good chance your guest wont be able to buy that pattern in a few months.

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