(Closed) Register for Fine China?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I would definitely register for it if you think you will use it. Now’s the time!

 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

register for it. we are in the exact same situation!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i would register for it if i were you. we’re still using all of my fi’s old stuff from college, which is probably over 10 years old and passed down from his parents, so we don’t have enough room on the registery to get fine china, we’re just hoping to get the regular every day stuff, and then maybe one day i’ll get the good stuff passed down from my or his parents.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We registered for Nortiake Platinum Wave china and my MIL thinks fine china is stupid, so she lied to her parents and said we didn’t register.  In lieu of buying us the china we registered for, they gave us a sizable sum of money (enough to buy 8 place settings and the completer set).  We purchased the china and recently, his granparents even bought us a cabinet to put the china in to display it! 

I owned my own home and my husband had his own set of kitchen wares, but we opted to register for lots of upgrades (and I had 3 pampered chef parties as bridal showers), so our kitchen is stocked up! 

I love, love my china and wouldn’t trade it.  It was expensive and more than I would ever spend on plates myself, but I’ll be super excited to pull them out and use them on special occassions in the decades to come! [attachment=367580,47217] [attachment=367580,47218]

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We didn’t register for it because we know that we wouldn’t use it.  But that’s a personal decision each bride/groom has to make for themselves.  We wanted new dishes that we would use each and every day (when we’re not using paper!). 

I think that you’re right though, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get something like that as a gift…

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

We registered for one set of gorgeous china that we use everyday and for special occasions – it was quite expensive but extremely durable (microwave & oven safe) and has a very simple, rustic yet beautiful feel. I love it and I especially love having beautiful dishes to eat on everyday – makes me feel like we’re getting our money’s worth! http://www.juliska.com

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We registered for china and every day dishes. We weren’t originally going to register for china, but our moms talked us into it. My mom, in particular, said that she always wished she had registered for china, and that no, we won’t use it very often, but people love buying it, and it’s nice to have for special occasions like dinner parties, holidays, etc.

Our wedding is this Saturday, and we have about half of the placesettings we registered for (although, total, not many people have purchased gifts yet).

We went to C&B for our everyday stuff, and the great thing about that is, they’re so reasonably priced, that one couple bought our entire everyday placesettings set, so you can definitely register for both things, if you were thinking about it.

The only thing I’m concerned about is if we don’t get all our china … we definitely don’t want to buy it all ourselves after the wedding. But my mom said that we should leave our registries open until Christmas, and people will probably just continue to buy it for us.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We registered for China and we have gotten a lot of it which totally surprised me. Ours is Mikasa Parchment.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Probably not going to just because i haven’t found a pattern I really like at a decent price.. i don’t know when I’d use it…

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We only received ONE of the eight sets we registered for. Now we are faced with the question: Do we return the one set we received (we both LOVE the pattern) or do we use almost $800 of the wedding money gifts we received to buy 7 more sets? We get a 10% completion discount with Macy’s, but we are hesitant. Do we really NEED it??

Ours is Garland Moss by Martha Stewart. Its $119 for a five piece set, which isn’t cheap but isn’t too bad either. Assuming they don’t discontinue it, maybe we should just wait till they have a promotion or something.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think you should do it… you’re right, this is the time to do it!  🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are registering for 12 place settings of Waterford china and 12 waterford wine, water. flute and ice tea glases.  My FI doesn’t really get it as his family is not really into it, but I was raised to use fine things for special occasions and we actually use our waterford crystal stemware that we already have regularly.  FI knows this makes me happy so we registered for it, but I don’t think he will ever understand. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are not registering for fine china. I know I will be inheriting at least 2 sets and we never use it. I am thinking of starting a Depression Glass collection, but just for fun. I will use it when I have enough of it. I am an older bride and have been on my own for quite some time and have never missed not having fine china. I just want to replace the everyday dishes that I got during the first wedding, because I don’t want the reminder and because they are all chipped and discolored.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

We are registering for it!  China and crystal is the preferred gift of my parents friends.

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