Picking Formal China Pattern- Vote and What's Your Pattern?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which one do you like???
    Vera Wang Lace Gold : (55 votes)
    57 %
    Vera Wang Lace Platinum : (42 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I like the gold.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I like the gold, but I’m also really into gold right now. However, I tend to think platinum is more timeless and matches more stuff so I voted for platinum. 

    We didn’t register for china, we picked a nice set of C&B plates that can be every day or dressed up and registered for a full set of the pieces. We actually use a green set that I saw and liked from TJ Maxx for our every day and have only used the white C&B set a few times. 

     

    Post # 5
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    706 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We registered for Noritake Platinum Wave this weekend! Chose not to register for “formal” flatware..our everyday stuff is Oneida and heavy enough for formal occassions lol

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My formal china is Lenox Federal Platinum, but I just voted for your Vera Wang Lace Gold option. I think it’s gorgeous!

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    My dream formal is Kate Spade Gardner Street. Le sigh. Too expensive. I am getting my grandmother’s formal china as a hand me down, and our everyday is Lenox Park City. 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Dancer123:  The gold looks cheerful; warm.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @Dancer123:  I am one of those people who has a love/hate relationship with gold, so I voted for the platinum because I’ve never hated that, lol.

    Our pattern is Monique Lhullier for Waterford, Lilly of the Valley Blue. It took forever to agree on one!

    We had to pick it out online, and the color is more like this in person (FMIL bought some for us):

    Still very pretty, but I was expecting it to be more robin’s egg than powder blue.

    Post # 10
    coyoteBee
    2051 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

    Honestly, I think you can’t go wrong with either set! Both gold and platinum are elegant/timeless IMO. That being said, I tend to gravitate toward platinum so that it what I chose. 🙂 DH and I have Mikasa platinum crown and love it.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    we’re not doing formal china…but we did register for mikasa bone china for every day. (Mikasa elegance white. It’s just like Mikasa couture platinum, but without the metal ring…making it microwave safe.) We’re not fancy people, and we’re in an apartment, so storage would be an issue.

     

    Post # 12
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Royal Wocester Gold Chantilly

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @Dancer123:  I actually like the gold, especially for mixing with gold-rimmed vintage china. But I have matchy issues and would do my silverware to match whichever set – silver for the platinum set, gold for the gold set.

     

     

     

    I’m really into the idea of gold flatware lately!

     

     

     

     

    We’re probably just registering for some basic white dinnerware.. something versatile. I am currently building my vintage china collection for the wedding, and we’ll keep a lot afterwards for Fancy Plates. 🙂

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

    @Dancer123:  We didn’t register for formal china, but we registered for the Louvre collection by Bernardaud. We love it because it’s simple enough for everyday but also fancy enough for a dinner party (and microwave and dishwasher safe!)

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Dancer123:  We picked the Vera Wang platinum set but supplemented it with pieces from the Mikasa Collection posted above for large serving pieces.  they go so well together you can’t tell they are from different sets. Unfortunately we only got one set sooo I kinda regret registering for them…. 

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