Post # 1
How many of you are or have registered for Fine China? Did any of you get your Fine China pieces?
The reason why I ask, is I can’t decide what to register for. Both of us own our own homes and have lived in them for 6 years. So we have most of your kitchenware and bathroom items. I do need new towels and some kitchen items but not enough for the 250 guests to choose from. I also have some of my serving trays but could use a few more.
So I was thinking about getting some fine china since this would be the only time in my life I’d probably get something like this as a gift. And I wouldn’t buy it on my own.
Post # 3
I would definitely register for it if you think you will use it. Now’s the time!
Post # 4
register for it. we are in the exact same situation!
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
We registered for China and we have gotten a lot of it which totally surprised me. Ours is Mikasa Parchment.
Post # 11
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
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
I think you should do it… you’re right, this is the time to do it! 🙂
Post # 14
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
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
We are registering for it! China and crystal is the preferred gift of my parents friends.